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Former Egyptian VP, Intelligence Chief Suleiman Dies in US

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s longtime intelligence chief and a top aide to ousted president Hosni Mubarak has died. He was 76. Egypt’s official MENA news agency said Suleiman died early Thursday at a hospital in the United States, but did not give further details. An aide said he was undergoing tests at a facility in Cleveland. […]

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Egypt Train Crash Injuries 4

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian medical officials say a train derailed and crashed south of Cairo Tuesday, injuring at least four people. The train reportedly collided with a stationary train and came off the line in the Badrashin area of Giza. Several of its carriages were overturned. Security officials had said an unknown number of people had died in […]

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Egypt Train Crashes, Unknown Number of Casualties

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a train derailed and crashed south of Cairo Tuesday, causing an unknown number of casualties. The train reportedly collided with a stationary train and came off the line in the Badrashin area of Giza. Five of its carriages were overturned, and some reports say it caught fire.

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Egypt’s Mubarak Sent Back to Prison

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been returned to jail from a military hospital, now that his health has improved. Egypt’s prosecutor general on Monday ordered Mubarak to be returned to jail nearly a month after he was moved to a military hospital in Cairo. The 84-year-old former leader was sentenced to life in prison […]

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Americans Taken Hostage in Egypt Released

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian officials said the two Americans and a local tour guide kidnapped four days ago in the Sinai have been released. A group of armed men abducted Michel Louis, Lisa Alphonse and their Egyptian tour guide on Friday. They were part of a bus tour heading to a sixth century church located at the foot […]

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Egypt Seeks Release of US Hostages in Sinai

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian officials are working to negotiate with a Bedouin man who took two Americans and a local tour guide hostage to demand his uncle’s release from jail. A group of armed men abducted Michel Louis, Lisa Alphonse and their Egyptian tour guide on Friday. They were part of a bus tour heading to a sixth […]

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Egypt’s Mubarak Ordered Back to Prison

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s official news agency says the prosecutor general has ordered former president Hosni Mubarak be moved from a military hospital back to prison, now that his health has improved. Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud’s decision means the 84-year-old former leader could be back in prison later Monday. Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for […]

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Clinton in Israel for Talks on Mideast Upheaval

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Tel Aviv for talks likely to focus on the stalled Mideast peace process and political upheaval in places like Syria and Egypt. Clinton will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and also will go to the West Bank for talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. […]

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Clinton Offers Aid to Egypt’s Feuding Civilian, Military Leaders

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Tel Aviv after ending two days of talks with Egypt’s quarreling civilian and military leaders. She offered them U.S. assistance for the struggling Egyptian economy without publicly taking sides in their ongoing power struggle. A U.S. State Department official said Clinton discussed U.S. aid proposals at a […]

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Clinton Stresses Rights, Promises Economic Aid During Egypt Visit

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Tel Aviv after spending two days in Egypt, pledging U.S. economic aid to its struggling young government. Clinton held talks Sunday with Egyptian military chief Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi. Aides say he told Clinton that reviving the economy is his country’s priority. Clinton stressed the importance […]

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