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  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

  • Egyptians security forces escort an Islamist supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood out of the al-Fatah mosque and through angry crowds, after hundreds of Islamist protesters barricaded themselves inside the mosque overnight, following a day of fierce street battles that left scores of people dead, near Ramses Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

    Egyptian authorities storm mosque, consider dissolving Muslim Brotherhood

    Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after shooting at armed men firing down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country's ousted president who hid there overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people.

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi pray outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, late Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Egypt tells police: Take ‘necessary measures’ to end protests

    Leading Egyptian government authorities told police on Wednesday to take whatever steps were necessary to end the days-long sit-ins and protests that have marked Cairo since former President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, in early July.

  • Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Morsi supporters chant slogans during a funeral of three victims who were killed during Wednesday's clashes outside Al Azhar mosque, the highest Islamic Sunni institution, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. During the funeral, thousands Islamist mourners chanted, "with blood and soul, we redeem Islam," pumping their fists in the air. "Egypt is Islamic, it will not be secular, it will not be liberal," they chanted as they walked in a funeral procession that filled streets around Al-Azhar mosque. Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets after Friday midday prayers in rival rallies and marches across Cairo, as the standoff deepened over what opponents call the Islamist president's power grab, raising the specter of more violence. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood filling pro-Western military's ranks with 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.

  • Illustration Coptic Woman by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SMITH: Escalating violence against Coptic women and girls

    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.

  • Lawyer: U.S. groups pawns in aid dispute

    Americans facing trial in Egypt because of the activities of their pro-democracy groups are caught in a dispute over aid between the U.S. government and Egypt, a lawyer representing the Americans said Tuesday.

  • Embassy Row

    The United States will hear "many voices" it doesn't like from Egyptians on a "loud and bumptious" march toward democracy, a top U.S. diplomat predicted this week at a Senate hearing on her nomination to serve as the next American ambassador in Cairo.

  • Embassy Row

    The Arab League ambassador to the United States said he would be comfortable with a limited and secular role for the shadowy Muslim Brotherhood in a new democratic Egyptian government.

  • 'GET OUT': Anti-government protesters scream with rage in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes a televised speech to the nation on Thursday. The president did not step down as the protesters had hoped he would. (Associated Press)

    Mubarak refuses to resign; crowds furious with decision

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced late Thursday that he had relinquished authority to his vice president but refused to step down, enraging thousands of protesters who had thought he would resign — and even had begun celebrating his departure in the hours before his speech.

  • Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Egypt ruling party leaders resign but regime holds

    The top leadership body of Egypt's ruling party resigned Saturday, including the president's son, but the regime appeared to be digging in its heels, calculating that it can ride out street protests and keep President Hosni Mubarak in office.

  • Anti-government protesters rise their hands in the victory sign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The Egyptian military guarded thousands of protesters pouring into Cairo's main square on Friday in an attempt to drive out President Hosni Mubarak after a week and half of pro-democracy demonstrations. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Obama again tells Egypt time to begin transition is 'now'

    President Obama said Friday that discussions have begun in Egypt on a turnover of the government, and he said he hoped "to see this moment of turmoil turned into a moment of opportunity."

  • Pro-government demonstrators show their support for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a demonstration in Cairo on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Several thousand Mubarak supporters, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn. In chaotic scenes, the two sides pelted each other with stones, and protesters dragged riders off their horses. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Journalists attacked, detained in Egypt

    Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak unleashed their fury on the media Wednesday, beating and threatening journalists who were covering fierce battles between pro- and anti-government crowds in central Cairo.

  • ** FILE ** Then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs listens to a question on Egypt during his daily news briefing in the White House in Washington on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    U.S. to review aid to Egypt, White House says

    Increasing the pressure on Egypt's leaders, the Obama administration threatened on Friday to reduce a $1.5 billion program of foreign aid depending on President Hosni Mubarak's response to swelling street protests in Cairo and other cities.

  • An Egyptian Army soldier riding in an armored personnel carrier is surrounded by anti-government protesters near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Internet cutoff fails to silence Egypt protests

    In its effort to silence protesters, Egypt took a step that's rare even among authoritarian governments: It cut off the Internet across the entire country.

  • Mohammed ElBaradei, former U.N. nuclear chief and Egyptian diplomat (right), speaks during a press conference with Saad al-Katatni, the parliamentary leader of Egypt's largest opposition bloc, the Muslim Brotherhood, after a meeting in Cairo last month. (Associated Press)

    Muslim Brotherhood supports ElBaradei

    The Muslim Brotherhood's support for Mohamaed ElBaradei is an indication of the powerful force for change in Egypt that could emerge if the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's notoriously fractious secular opposition groups were able to create a united front that demands an alternative to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

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