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Topic - Egypt'S Military
The Obama administration said Wednesday it is suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid, including the delivery of defense equipment and cash, to Egypt in an attempt to nudge the interim government in Cairo to pave the way for an inclusive, democratically elected government.
Suicide bombers set off near-simultaneous explosions in Sinai on Wednesday, killing nine soldiers and injuring another 17, a spokesman for Egypt’s security said.
Egypt's military-backed government extended its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday, arresting the group's spokesman and sparking fears that harsh Egyptian jails could prove a recruiting ground for terrorist groups.
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).
Saudi Arabia's surprising decision to support Egypt's military leaders in their bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has split the Arab world in two.
Egypt's military-backed government underlined the weakness of U.S. influence by ignoring Washington's calls for restraint and arresting the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday.
Twenty-five police were killed Monday after militants in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula ambushed their minibuses and shot them, execution-style.
An active duty Army officer is urging a thorough house cleaning of Army generals and a restructuring of the service after more than a decade of leadership failures.
The Middle East pro-democracy movement hailed over the past two years as the Arab Spring was transformed Wednesday when the military junta now controlling Egypt opened a bloody assault on protesters — a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown that seemed to expose the limits of American diplomatic power to pursue lofty goals once envisioned for the region.
Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fortified their two Cairo sit-in sites as Egyptian security officials said their forces will move against the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours — perhaps as early as daybreak Monday.
A top U.S. diplomat met a jailed senior leader in the Muslim Brotherhood early on Monday as part of mediation efforts to end the standoff between Egypt's military-backed government and protesters supporting the ousted president, government officials said.
Egypt's highest security body warned Sunday that the clock is ticking in the search for a peaceful end to the standoff over sit-ins by ousted President Mohammed Morsi's supporters, suggesting that authorities will break up the vigils unless ongoing mediation efforts produce results soon.
A Saudi Arabian activist said his government provided Egypt's military with $1 billion to stage a coup against former president Mohammed Morsi and install interim leadership.
The United States has decided to delay the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt's military following its July 3 overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, a Pentagon official said.
It's been more than two weeks since Egypt's military ousted Mohammed Morsi — the nation's first duly elected president — and Muslim Brotherhood supporters are growing angry with America.