On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.
Arlington County stands to lose $100,000 in road-maintenance funds as reimbursement — or, some would argue, punishment — for a contentious environmental lawsuit county officials filed against the state and the federal government.
A plane carrying seven American pro-democracy workers took off from the Cairo airport after sunset Thursday, airport officials said, easing a deep crisis in relations over charges that their groups funded and promoted anti-government protests in Egypt.
A plane carrying seven American pro-democracy activists on trial over their activities took off from Cairo airport after sunset Thursday after the U.S. posted nearly $5 million in bail, officials said, easing a diplomatic crisis over charges that their groups funded and promoted anti-government protests in Egypt.
Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans employed by pro-democracy U.S. groups, signaling that the worst crisis in relations between Egypt and the U.S. in 30 years soon could be brought to an end.
Growing instability from Syria to Egypt highlights the Obama administration's failure to develop a consistent strategy for promoting democracy in the wake of popular uprisings in the region, analysts say.
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.
Egypt on Monday released the names of 19 Americans who face trial over foreign funding of activities of their nonprofit groups in Egypt, a case that has soured U.S.-Egypt relations.
Egyptians are becoming incensed by rising lawlessness and falling security — evidenced by last week's deadly post-soccer match melee — as protests mount against the military council that has ruled the country since the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak last February.