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National Edition News cover for February 22, 2015 - Obama admin. pressured to ignore Egypt's human rights abuses as Islamic State threat grows: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, performs a posed handshake for photographers with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the start of their meeting in London, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Egyptians wait to leave a detention center for illegal immigrants east of the city of Misrata, Libya during their deportation back to Egypt. The deportation follows the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians by militants after they were abducted from Sirt(...)

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Egypt's government said its fighter jets pounded Islamic State camps and arms depots across the border in Libya, in the morning and in the afternoon, in response to a horrific video the terrorist group posted showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. A new trial for Morsi opened Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Cairo, with prosecutors accusing him of espionage and leaking confidential information to Qatar while in office. Morsi, overthrown in July 2013 following mass protests demanding his resignation, does not recognize the court, and insists Egypt's current leadership came to power in a coup d'etat and is thus illegitimate. (AP Photo/Tarek el-Gabbas, File)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs at a remark by Vice President Joe Biden as they wait for the start of a press statement by President Barack Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Oval Office Aug. 18, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) ** FILE **

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In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a joint meeting of the Japan-Egypt business committee in Cairo, Egypt. Behind the sympathy Japanese are voicing over their two countrymen purportedly slain by the Islamic State group is a widespread view that they were "troublemakers." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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"We need to revolutionize our religion," Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a startling speech. (Associated Press)

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Napoleon in Egypt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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A man enters the high court ahead of a hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) ** FILE **

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Egypt has banned Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods & Kings" from playing in theaters due to alleged historical inaccuracies and a "Zionist" agenda the film allegedly pushes. (Scott Free Productions via IMDb)

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated, and his two sons Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt, in this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar, File)

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Sailing along the Nile River in Egypt. (Photo courtesy of Ilene Perlman)

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Travel and tourism in Egypt are returning following declines due to the Arab Spring unrest. Visitors can take a sunset camel ride by the pyramids of Giza. (Photo courtesy of Ilene Perlman)

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Egypt Hunger Food Shortage Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Egypt Jackal Defeats Islamic State Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Illustration on a reformed and resurgent Egypt by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

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In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, speaks with former U.S. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, left, and Madeleine Albright, right, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In the background is a 1930s era carpet depicting a map of Egypt. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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A Palestinian talks on a mobile phone as he walks on the rubble of a damaged house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by Egypt marked the first sign of a breakthrough in international efforts to end the conflict. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)