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Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants

Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants

CAIRO — Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts and weapon caches of Islamic militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula Saturday in what locals say is the largest operation in the lawless region for years. Nine militants and two soldiers were killed during the raids,…

September 07, 2013 1:59 pm

Egypt launches offensive against Sinai militants

CAIRO — Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts of Islamic militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, in what officials described as a major new offensive in the insurgent stronghold. Residents who witnessed winding columns of trucks and armored vehicles…

September 07, 2013 11:49 amLoading…

Stork detained as spy found dead

CAIRO — A stork once detained by Egyptian authorities on suspicion of being a winged spy has been found dead.

September 07, 2013 11:46 amLoading…

Military despotism may be Egypt's preferable tyranny

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson's advice that "great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities" nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who "rowed to his object with muffled oars."

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

So much for Egypt's elected Islamist-led government

What's happening in Egypt is not a second revolution or a "correction" to the first. It is a coup d'etat that puts the military as firmly in command as it was during the autocratic reign of Hosni Mubarak. So much for the Arab Spring in the region's most populous country.

July 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: What are you? Out of the loop? It's Quiz time!

Fitz Blog: What are you? Out of the loop? It's Quiz time!

The Egyptian military announced the country has an interim President now. The monster.com job posting read:

July 08, 2013 11:02 amLoading…
Egypt army ousts Morsi

Egypt army ousts Morsi

CAIRO — The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi denounced it as a “full coup” by the military.

July 03, 2013 9:11 am Photos

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Aid to Egypt is right, but for the wrong reason

Sequestration is not the best time to be doling out foreign aid, surely the most unpopular item in the federal budget. Especially when the recipient is President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt.

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Temporary spending bill permits Egypt aid to flow

WASHINGTON - As anti-American sentiment boils in Islamic countries like Egypt, lawmakers are moving to permit billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid under a governmentwide funding bill set to clear Congress this week.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Standoff hardens between Islamists, Egypt's military

CAIRO - A showdown between the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ruling military council escalated Friday, as the generals blamed the Islamist organization for stoking public tensions by prematurely asserting victory in last week's presidential election and the Islamist candidate said a nationa…

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Tonight on campus: "Winds of Change in the Middle East"

The University of Arizona's department of Near Eastern studies at the will hold a panel discussion today at 4 p.m. on "Dictatorship or Democracy? Winds of Change in the Middle East."

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Wells Fargo ups customer access to foreign currencies

Wells Fargo ups customer access to foreign currencies

Wells Fargo says it has doubled the number of its locations in Arizona that can buy and sell most types of foreign currency directly to customers.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

US ranks 31st in gender equality of 134 nations surveyed

NEW YORK — Women remain far behind men in economic and political power, but the Nordic countries come closest to closing the gender gap, according to a survey of 134 nations released Tuesday.

October 28, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Met museum, in a 'great deed,' returns shrine fragment to Egypt

Met museum, in a 'great deed,' returns shrine fragment to Egypt

CAIRO — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will return to Egypt a fragment of an ancient pharaonic shrine it purchased from a collector, Egypt's antiquities department said Monday.

October 28, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
In Iraq, many still search for missing

In Iraq, many still search for missing

NAJAF, Iraq — The graves stretch some 10 miles into the desert, in what may be the largest cemetery in the world.

October 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Israeli police, Palestinian youths clash near key Jerusalem shrine

Israeli police, Palestinian youths clash near key Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM — Israeli police firing stun grenades faced off Sunday against masked Palestinian protesters hurling stones and plastic chairs outside the Holy Land's most volatile shrine, where past violence has moved into prolonged conflict.

October 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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