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Alexandria (Egypt) – In celebration of its new office space at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, the U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria hosted an “Opening Day” reception on March 11. Consulate Alexandria and Embassy Cairo staff described the many ways the U.S. Mission works with Egyptians throughout the country. Approximately 600 guests attended the event, which included a performance by the American jazz band “The Rad Trads.”
“I am pleased to be back in Alexandria and to take part in this festive event,” U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft said. “With the new offices, we benefit from increased engagement with the people of Alexandria and the region.”
Ambassador Beecroft, Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan, and Consul General Stephen FakanConsul General Stephen Fakan added, “The first U.S. Consular Office in Egypt was here in Alexandria, in 1835. The United States partners with the Egyptian people to promote education, economic development, women’s advancement, and entrepreneurship.”
U.S. Mission personnel explained educational and exchange programs the Embassy and Consulate offer. Officials from the Embassy’s Regional English Language Office described teacher training opportunities as well as the flagship English Access Microscholarship Program. Fulbright Commission staff discussed the prestigious Fulbright academic exchange program, while AMIDEAST provided information about skills-training programs in Alexandria. EducationUSA representatives spoke about workshops they offer to help Egyptians research, apply for, fund, and attend U.S. colleges and universities.
Iraqi security forces have retaken more than a third of west Mosul from the Islamic State group since launching an assault on the area last month.
A day after being asked to quit by US President Donald Trump’s administration, Preet Bharara, a high-profile Indian-American federal prosecutor was sacked on Saturday, a media report said.
Stock markets are expected to cheer the stunning victory of BJP in UP Assembly polls and may scale to new highs on hopes of further economic reforms, say experts.
Cairo – Yemeni Minister of Religious Endowments (al-Awqaf) Sheikh Ahmed Attia said at the 27th International Conference titled, “The role of leaders and decision-makers in promoting peace culture and fighting terror and major challenges,” that his country still has to endure terror in all forms, noting that the intellectual spectrum is doing concerted efforts to intellectually counter this scourge that wrecked major havoc on everything and everyone.
The two-day conference is organized by the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Cairo from March 11-12. In an unprecedented international representation, it has been announced that more than 30 Ministers and Muftis from around the Arab and Islamic world have confirmed their attendance and participation at this high-level conference.
In his speech, Attia said: “My country is suffering from the scourge of Daesh [or ISIS] whose attacks and aggression are indiscriminately targeting the Yemeni military, particularly its top brass.” He added, “We will be able to defeat this destructive ideology only through intellectual confrontation that is underpinned on solid and cogent counter-arguments.”
He also added: “We [as religious leaders] bear the responsibility to promote enlightened thought through revamping curricula in schools and universities. It is again our duty as religious leaders and institutions to be as united as one hand. Public cooperation between all institutions is vital in the fight against this rabid terror as scholars will not be able to win the fight without help. Therefore, we all have to stand together and help each other make that happen as politicians, journalists and academics, under one banner of “We all speak for Islam”.”
BJP returned to power after a gap of 14 years by winning more than 300 of the 403 assembly seats.
Sarkar was dismissed on 53 as Herath led Sri Lanka to a 259-run win over Bangladesh.
North Korea praised the removal of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, describing it as a “destructive end” for the nation’s first female head of state.