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Egypt Is Perfectly Justified in Targeting US Groups

The US would do the same thing in its shoes

(Newser) - The US has complained mightily over the charges Egypt has reportedly filed against 43 workers for pro-democracy non-governmental organizations, which is pretty ironic, Marlene Spoerri of the Christian Science Monitor points out, because "these organizations are conducting work that would never be tolerated in the US." The slightest... More »

US Activists Hide in Egypt Embassy

Unusual step indicates tensions between Washington and Cairo

(Newser) - The US embassy in Cairo has taken the extraordinary step of sheltering US citizens working for pro-democracy non-governmental organizations—ostensibly to protect them from the Egyptian government, which has raided some of their offices and prevented them from leaving the country . The move is a sign that tensions between Washington... More »

Egypt Bans Ray LaHood's Son From Leaving

Along with other Americans monitoring Egyptian elections

(Newser) - Egypt has placed Ray LaHood's son and several other Americans working for pro-Democracy groups on a no-fly list, barring them from leaving the country. Sam LaHood tried to board a plane out of Egypt in Cairo on Saturday, Politico reports, but was prevented from doing so. A State Department... More »

Egypt Snubs US, Raids Pro-Democracy Groups

Three US-funded agencies are among the targets

(Newser) - Egypt's ruling military council doesn't appear to be cowed by pressure from the US and the rest of the world into speeding up reforms. Security forces raided 17 nongovernmental offices today, including three funded by the US that do things like monitor elections and promote democracy. The US... More »

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