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Latest Egyptian Military Items
The Palestinian militant group Hamas is losing support among Egyptians, who increasingly are criticizing its role in the violence plaguing the Gaza Strip and Israel.
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.
Egypt's army chief headed to Russia on his first trip abroad since his ouster of the Islamist president, amid reports of a Gulf-funded $2 billion arms deal in the making with Moscow that would significantly expand Russia's military influence with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
Egyptian military aircraft struck suspected positions of al-Qaida-inspired fighters in villages of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, military officials said Friday, in a stepped-up offensive after militants downed an army helicopter, raising concerns over an increasingly well-armed insurgency.
I am increasingly bewildered as to which politician, Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, or President Obama, is seeking recognition in this year's Neville Chamberlain award competition ("Calls grow louder in Congress to make good on threat, cut aid to Egyptian military," Web, Aug. 18).
The U.S. Department issued a quick denial to Monday media reports that claimed a halt to funding for Egypt, but then failed to clarify: Is America going to send aid after all?
It was only a momentary interruption of his vacation in the oh-so-tony climes of Martha's Vineyard. As the death toll from Egyptian riots topped 500, President Obama took it upon himself to call for restraint on both sides, neither of which appeared to be listening.
Is the removal of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi a good thing? The jury is still out. Unfortunately, the actions of the Egyptian military in trying to quell the continued disturbances and protests by Mr. Morsi's followers are further muddying the waters.
It wasn't a coup — it was a restoration of democracy, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in recent remarks on GEO TV about the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.