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A Sudanese man used a knife from the in-flight meal to threaten crew members and demanded that the flight be diverted to Jerusalem, the official said. Guards on the flight were able to detain the man and no one was hurt, but it sent a chilling message. It was 10 years ago that Egypt Air Flight 990 in October, plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean, about 60 miles south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. All of the 217 people on board were killed. The pilot on that flight deliberately crashed the plane.
Egypt clinched a deal with the U.S government last week to buy 20 advanced Lockheed Martin Corp F-16C/D fighter aircraft valued at $1.6 billion, the U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday. Reuters is reporting the first of the new batch, known as block 50/52, are expected to be delivered in early 2012, a spokesman for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. The Pentagon told Congress in October that Egypt was seeking as many as 24 F-16C/D block 50/52 models. It said at the time the deal could be worth $3.2 billion, including base construction, support equipment and other hardware and services.
Two U.S. C-130s have transported Egyptian refugees from Tunisia to Cairo, Defense Department officials said.
We get a first hand account of what it's been like to go from cruise ship vacationer to evacuee from communications consultant Fern Krauss.
Hundreds of foreigners have evacuated from Egypt, but it hasn't been easy. CNN's Bob Costantini gives us an update on the unfolding situation.
CNN's Brian Todd discusses how protests have emerged in the Arab world.
CNN's Brian Todd predicts protesters will be in more danger when the global media turns its attention elsewhere.
James Pettit, deputy assistant secretary for the agency's Overseas Citizens Services, explains the logistics of evacuating personnel and U.S. citizens from Egypt.
CNN's Brian Todd updates the DorobekINSIDER with details on the Middle East struggles of the past week.
Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine