Egypt bars US-based civil society groups

Aljazeera – Egypt has rejected a request from eight US-based civil society groups for licences to operate in the country after a crackdown on their activities sparked the first diplomatic spat with Washington since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak. In a move that might damage Cairo’s relations with Washington, the Insurance and Social Affairs Ministry rejected the applications because it believed the groups’ activities violated state sovereignty, Read article