April 24, 2012 |
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities have denied permission to eight U.S.-based nonprofit groups to operate locally, including a center headed by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter that monitors elections, a ministry official said Monday. The Social Affairs Ministry official said the licenses were denied because the groups' activities "breach the country's sovereignty. " He did not elaborate. He spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. The move comes only a month ahead of presidential elections slated for May 23, the first since the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak 14 months ago. Sanne van den Bergh, who heads the Carter Center in Egypt, said the group has not yet received formal notification of the decision.
July 31, 1999 |
Amy Carter has given birth to a baby boy, the 10th grandchild of former President Jimmy Carter, 74, and his wife Rosalynn. Hugo James Wentzel was born Thursday about 9 p.m., weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Both mother and child were doing fine, Carrie Harmon, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, said yesterday. Carter, 31, and her husband of three years, James Wentzel, live in Atlanta near the Carter Center, where she was elected to the board of councilors in March 1998.
September 25, 1994 |
His diplomatic missions to Haiti last weekend and to North Korea in June have been personal triumphs for Jimmy Carter. There is even speculation that he could be headed to Oslo next year - to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize. But this triumphant Carter stands in contrast to the humiliated and bewildered former president voted out of the White House in 1980. "Why did God want us to lose the election?" his wife, Rosalynn, would ask. Her question rankled Carter, who had no answer.
May 8, 1990 |
Former President Jimmy Carter, who two years ago spent several hot, humid June days here nailing siding on five North Philadelphia rowhouses and who has varied that activity with mediating peace talks in war zones all over the globe, will return here this summer to receive the Philadelphia Liberty Medal. Carter, the country's 39th president, was named the winner yesterday of the second annual award - which carries with it a $100,000 cash grant - and will be honored during the city's Fourth of July celebrations.
July 1, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human-rights activist said Friday that religious authorities have perpetuated misguided doctrines of male superiority, from the Catholic Church's forbidding women from becoming priests to some African cultures' mutilating the genitals of young girls. Carter said the doctrines, which he described as theologically indefensible, contribute to a political, social, and economic structure where political leaders passively accept violence against women, a worldwide sex-slave trade, and inequality in the workplace and classroom.
August 19, 2012
Harry G. Barnes Jr., 86, a high-ranking U.S. diplomat who as President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Chile in the 1980s aggressively promoted democracy there and clashed frequently with the country's dictatorial president, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, died Aug. 9 in Lebanon, N.H. The cause was an infection, his daughter Pauline said. In a long career, Mr. Barnes was ambassador to Romania and India as well as to Chile. During the Carter administration he was director general of the Foreign Service, serving as a policy adviser to Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance.
September 3, 1989 |
Some call it a "post-presidency," born out of former President Jimmy Carter's lingering frustration over the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Others say it's just Carter's nature. Yet, whatever drives him, this quiet 64-year-old statesman recently has emerged as a determined private diplomat, devoting his retirement to humanitarian efforts around the world. In May, Carter ventured into the fractured politics of Panama to observe its general election, which deteriorated into violence.
March 29, 2011 |
HAVANA - Former President Jimmy Carter met with religious leaders in Cuba on Monday as he began a trip to discuss economic policies and ways to improve Washington-Havana relations. Those relations are even more tense than usual over the imprisonment of a U.S. contractor on the island. Carter met with leaders of Cuba's Jewish community but did not say whether he mentioned the case of Alan Gross, who was arrested in December 2009 while working on a USAID-backed democracy-building project that Gross said was meant to help improve Internet access for that community.
April 5, 2013
Egypt's Morsi visiting Sudan KHARTOUM, Sudan - Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi began a two-day visit to Sudan on Thursday aimed at boosting cooperation after deteriorating relations between the two nations under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. It was Morsi's first trip to Egypt's southern neighbor since taking office nine months ago. Mubarak, who was toppled in a 2011 popular uprising, accused Sudan of harboring those suspected of trying to assassinate him in Ethiopia in 1995. Morsi and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir share an Islamist background, and both countries see the rise of an Islamist to power in Cairo as an opportunity to improve ties.
June 29, 2013
Woman indicted in ricin mailings TEXARKANA, Texas - A Texas woman was indicted Friday on charges that she sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame her estranged husband, federal prosecutors said. Shannon Richardson, 35, is charged with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the president of the United States, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release. Richardson, an actress from New Boston, Texas, was arrested June 7. The government accused her of mailing the letters and trying to pin the crime on Nathan Richardson, the man she married in 2011.