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Airstrikes in Libya

Despite U.S. warnings, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. This comes three years after the killing of Libyan dictator Muamar Ghadafi and U.S. efforts to try to stabilize the country. "Outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said to reporters.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , United Arab Emirates , airstrikes , Libya , Muamar Ghadafi , Jen Psaki , State Department

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 12:26pm EDT

Egypt facing hurdles in Washington

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Egypt has made progress in its democratic transition, but must address "disturbing" developments if its government is to have the confidence of the Egyptian people and others. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was very explicit about his concerns. He said he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 people to death.

Tags: John Kerry , Patrick Leahy , democracy , Egyptian military , sham trial

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 08:53am EDT

Crisis in the Middle East

Middle East expert Eric Thompson will give us an update on the political uprisings in Syria and Egypt.
August 23, 2013

Tags: workforce , Middle East , Syria , Eric Thompson , CNA , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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Attempted Hijacking

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.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Sudan , Hijack , Massachusetts

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 11:18am EDT

Egypt to get new fighter jets

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.

Tags: technology , pentagon , DoD

Thursday - 12/31/2009, 03:04pm EST

Air Force ferrys Egyptian refugees

Two U.S. C-130s have transported Egyptian refugees from Tunisia to Cairo, Defense Department officials said.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , USAF ,

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:40am EST

Trip to Egypt goes downhill from bucket list

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , newsstand , State

Friday - 02/04/2011, 11:01am EST
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Update on the state of State feds in Egypt

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , State , CNN , Bob Constantini

Monday - 01/31/2011, 09:40am EST
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Will Egyptian protests spread throughout region?

CNN's Brian Todd discusses how protests have emerged in the Arab world.

Tags: Tunisia , Iran , protests , Brian Todd , CNN , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 04:11pm EST
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Analysis: Egypt protests approach most dangerous period

CNN's Brian Todd predicts protesters will be in more danger when the global media turns its attention elsewhere.

Tags: protests , CNN , Brian Todd , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 01:15pm EST
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