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Briefly: Two Egyptian journalists charged with insulting president
CAIRO — An Egyptian court says a popular TV presenter and a chief editor of an independent daily are to go on trial for insulting the country’s newly elected Islamist president.
Mr. Okasha’s network el-Faraeen, or the Pharaohs, was ordered off the air, after he warned Mr. Morsi not to attend the funeral of 16 Egyptian soldiers killed in a militant attack this month. He said “spilling” Mr. Morsi’s blood would be permissible and alleged the president’s Muslim Brotherhood group was behind the attack.
In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that the legal actions ran counter to the spirit of last year’s revolution, in which Egyptians took to the streets and toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.
“Freedom of the press, freedom of expression are fundamental tenets of vibrant, strong democracies. They are part and parcel of what the Egyptian people went into the streets for.”
Taliban storm base linked to nuclear arms
KAMRA — Heavily armed Taliban fighters blasted their way into a Pakistani air force base with possible links to the country’s nuclear program in a brazen assault that took two hours of fighting to put down, leaving a security officer and nine insurgents dead and underscoring the group’s continued threat despite numerous military offensives.
The large Air Force Base Minhas, located only about 25 miles northwest of Islamabad, hosts fighter jets, including F-16s, and contains a factory that makes aircraft and other weapons systems.
The weapons development and the presence of jets that could be used to deploy nuclear bombs have raised suspicions among some experts that the base is linked to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.
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