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EU Increases Humanitarian Aid To Gaza In Response To Escalating Erisis

The European Commission is giving an additional €5 million to support emergency relief operations in the Gaza Strip where a humanitarian crisis is becoming more dramatic by the day. The new funding will enable humanitarian organisations to deliver safe drinking water, emergency medical services, basic household items and hygiene kits, as well as food rations. […]

US Department of Justice
US Department of Justice


US Justice Department Sued For Records On Obama’s ‘Mass Clemency’ For Prisoners – OpEd

An inside the Beltway public-interest group that investigates and exposes government corruption, especially at the federal level, announced on Wednesday that its legal staff filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice in order to gain access to records regarding the granting of mass clemency to convicted felons by […]

Haiti
Haiti


Haiti Aid Reform Bill ‘Will Be Step In Right Direction,’ CEPR Co-Director Says

New legislation passed by Congress to provide increased oversight of USAID activities in Haiti will be “a significant step in the right direction,” Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. The Assessing Progress in Haiti Act, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), passed the House by unanimous consent today. A […]

Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip. Photo by Marius Arnesen, Wikipedia Commons.
Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip. Photo by Marius Arnesen, Wikipedia Commons.


Egypt And Israel: Allies At Last? – OpEd

Ever since the treaty signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, way back in March 1979, Egyptian-Israeli relations have been somewhat equivocal.  The widely-used term “cold peace” seemed most apt to describe them.  Over the years neither the Egyptian public, nor its various leaders, have exhibited a great deal of […]

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