Egypt

A U.S. Air Force F-16

Pentagon delaying fighter jet delivery to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is delaying delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in light of the military overthrow of Mohammed Morsi as president, but it has not decided whether to suspend military […]

07/24/2013

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Pump prices jump 12 cents, AAA sees further rise

American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone. AAA says drivers are experiencing “sticker shock” as increased summer […]

07/22/2013

This image made from Egyptian state television shows Laila Iskander as she is sworn in as environment minister by interim President Adly Mansour, unseen, in Cairo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

Egypt Cabinet has women, Christians; no Islamists

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administration moved swiftly to formalize the new political order and present a […]

07/16/2013

Ousted Egypt president Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo)

Diplomat says Egypt wants to ‘reassure’ world

GENEVA (AP) — Egypt wants to reassure the world that the military’s removal of the country’s first democratically elected president helps — not hinders — its transition to democracy, a top Egyptian diplomat said Monday. […]

07/15/2013

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. (AP Photo)

American diplomat: US not backing a side in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has dismissed accusations Washington backs any one side in Egypt, saying the administration supports a balanced and inclusive democratic process. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is making […]

07/15/2013

Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Tens of thousands march for ousted Egyptian leader

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied Friday in cities across Egypt, vowing to sustain for months their campaign to restore deposed President Mohammed Morsi to power. Ten days after the military coup […]

07/12/2013

Ousted Egypt president Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo)

Egypt says ousted president Morsi in safe place

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says the ousted president Mohammed Morsi is in a safe place and is being treated in a “very dignified manner.” Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti told reporters on Wednesday that […]

07/10/2013

Adly Mansour, chief justice of Egypt and interim president of Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egypt: Senior economist named prime minister

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed interim president named a prominent economist, Hazem el-Beblawi, as prime minister on Tuesday and appointed pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei as a vice president, a presidential spokesman announced, ending days of […]

07/09/2013

Adly Mansour, chief justice of Egypt and interim president of Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects transition plan

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday rejected a new timetable announced by the military-backed interim leadership that sets a fast track for amending the Islamist-drafted constitution and holding new parliamentary and presidential elections […]

07/09/2013

Egyptian protesters rally outside the presidential palace during anti-government demonstrations, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Clashes by Egypt army, protesters kill at least 54

CAIRO (AP) — More than 50 supporters of Egypt’s ousted president were killed by security forces Monday in one of the deadliest single episodes of violence in more than 2 ½ years of turmoil. The […]

07/08/2013

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

White House: Egypt aid cutoff not in US interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says cutting off aid immediately to Egypt wouldn’t be in the best interests of the United States. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the U.S. is still reviewing […]

07/08/2013

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Clashes by Egypt army, protesters kill at least 54

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 51 protesters and three members of the security forces dead, officials and […]

07/08/2013

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