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President Obama's moves to downgrade relations with Egypt are encouraging the military-backed government in one of America's major Middle East allies to rekindle ties with Russia.
I can't see why there's debate and hand-wringing over continuing U.S. aid to Egypt's military ("Calls grow louder in Congress to make good on threat, cut aid to Egyptian military," Web, Aug. 18).
In ousting Muslim Brotherhood rule, the Egyptian army did what it has been taught to do for decades: Keep Cairo out of the hands of Islamists.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated government recently allowed members of the Brotherhood and hardline jihadists to join Egypt's military academy for the first time as part of what U.S. officials say is a covert effort to impose Islamist rule in the key Middle East state.
As Egypt continues its tumultuous transition to democracy two years after the Arab Spring swept strongman President Hosni Mubarak from power, Washington must weigh its next moves carefully.
A lawsuit challenging the placement of a cross at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack alleges that atheist plaintiffs have suffered serious physical and mental illness because the religious symbol has made them feel excluded. This is absurd. If looking at a cross makes someone physically and mentally ill, I suggest they don't look at it.
Congress heard disturbing accounts last week of escalating abduction, coerced conversion and forced marriage of Coptic Christian women and girls. Those women are being terrorized and, consequently, marginalized, in the formation of the new Egypt.
A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital.
Within five months of each other, two of the men who helped make "60 Minutes" the most distinctive news show on television have died.
Some of the many memorable moments in Mike Wallace's career at "60 Minutes":
"Mike Wallace is here to see you."
CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.
CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful prime-time television news program ever, has died. He was 93.
Tearful and wearing mourning black, tens of thousands of Egyptian Coptic Christians joined Tuesday for a funeral Mass for their patriarch, Pope Shenouda III, led by senior clerics at the main cathedral in Cairo.
He spent more than three years of exile there after he was banished in 1981 by the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who claimed the patriarch was fomenting sectarian strife.
Sadat said Shenouda was fomenting sectarianism and sent him into internal exile in the desert monastery of Wadi Natrun, north of Cairo.