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More Egyptians view US relations unfavorably following NGOs row

By Heather Moore CAIRO: In the wake of strained Egyptian-American relations over the NGOs’ case last month, a new Gallup poll survey shows most Egyptians do not want closer relations to the US. According to a poll of 1,000 Egyptians, 56 percent believed closer relations with the US was a “bad thing” while only 28 percent …


Pelosi: US-Egypt relations strong despite NGO spat

By Agencies CAIRO: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says US-Egypt ties remain strong after a spat over democracy groups led to the worst tension in relations between the longtime allies in years. Pelosi is leading a congressional delegation to Cairo. They met Thursday with the head of Egypt’s ruling military council Hussein Tantawi, and Parliament speaker …


US-Egypt tension eases but aid still in question

By AFP WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday signaled an easing in tensions with Egypt after Cairo allowed US democracy activists to leave the country, but said the question over whether to proceed with $1.5 billion in US aid was pending. “We are very pleased that the Egyptian courts have now lifted the travel ban …


Egypt’s ‘war on democracy’ threatens US-ties

By Tom Perry / Reuters CAIRO: Arriving in Egypt last year, Julie Hughes had hoped to help write history by aiding the country’s new generation of politicians and civil society groups to build a democratic future. Instead, the American director of the National Democratic Institute is under investigation by authorities for funding irregularities at her US-based …


Clinton: Egypt must transition to democracy

By Lolita C. Baldor /AP WASHINGTON: The US appealed for an orderly transition to lasting democracy in Egypt even as escalating violence in the American ally threatened Mideast stability and put President Barack Obama in a diplomatic bind. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday refused to speculate on the future of Egyptian President …


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