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Egypt Delays Declaring Winner of Presidential Election — CAIRO - Egyptian election officials said Wednesday that they were postponing the announcement of a winner in last week's presidential runoff, saying they needed more time to evaluate charges of electoral abuse that could affect who becomes the country's next leader.

Named Egypt’s Winner, Islamist Makes History — CAIRO - Egypt's military rulers on Sunday officially recognized Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as the winner of Egypt's first competitive presidential election, handing the Islamists both a symbolic triumph and a potent weapon in their struggle for power against the country's top generals.

House Conservatives Want Bush's Pension Plan to Go Further — BALTIMORE, Feb. 4 - Conservatives in the House of Representatives put down their marker in the battle over changing Social Security on Friday, calling for larger individual accounts than President Bush has proposed and promising to fight any tax increases to pay for the benefits to the growing number of retirees.

MEDIA - Mr. Murdoch's War - — On the first day of the war with Iraq, Rupert Murdoch watched the explosions over Baghdad on a panel of seven television screens mounted in the wall of his Los Angeles office, telling friends and colleagues over the phone of his satisfaction that after weeks of hand-wringing the battle had finally begun.

Diplomats’ Bodies Return to U.S., and Libyan Guards Recount Deadly Riot — "I saw the ambassador's personal bodyguard - the one who was killed - running toward the villa where the ambassador was," he said. Armed only with a light weapon, the bodyguard "was running there to protect him."

In a Surprise, Calm Prevails in Egypt’s Elections — "We are betting on the Egyptian people," said Gen. Ibrahim Nassouhy, a member of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, as he visited a polling place in Shoubra, a neighborhood of Cairo. "We know our people very well. That is why we are insisting on elections," he said, calling the day a triumph.

From Alito's Past, a Window on Conservatives at Princeton — But in an application for a promotion in the Reagan administration in the fall of 1985, Judge Alito was asked to provide information about his "philosophical commitment" to administration policies and listed his membership in Concerned Alumni. When the White House disclosed the application this month, liberal groups opposed to his nomination pounced on the connection.

Bush Campaign Adviser Quits as Sexual Misconduct Case Is Recalled — Deal W Hudson resigns as adviser to Bush campaign, citing Catholic newspaper's investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct involving female student at college where he once taught; Hudson is publisher of conservative Roman Catholic journal Crisis and architect of Republican effort to court Catholic voters; says he regrets his 'past mistakes' and that matter was 'satisfactorily resolved' long ago; spokeswoman for Fordham University in New York, where Hudson taught from 1989 to 1995, confirms that student's charge of sexual harassment led to Hudson's resignation; Hudson is close friend of White House political strategist Karl Rove (M)

For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is ‘God’s Foreign Policy’ — WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 - As Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon for a second week last July, the Rev. John Hagee of San Antonio arrived in Washington with 3,500 evangelicals for the first annual conference of his newly founded organization, Christians United For Israel.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Prominent Egyptian Journalist, Dies at 92 — CAIRO - Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, an Egyptian journalist and historian who was an alter ego to President Gamal Abdel Nasser and for a time became an informal adviser to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, died here on Wednesday. He was 92. His death was reported on Egyptian state television.
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @FraCicardi: Mada Masr: #Egypt 's Appeals Court finally acquits last policeman accused of killing protesters in #Jan25 revolution

Sep 25, 2016

RT @MadaMasr: Nazra for Feminist Studies Executive Director Mozn Hassan has been granted a 2016 Right Livelihood Award.

Sep 24, 2016

RT @MfaEgypt: Minister Shoukry meets with the American Jewish Committee at the Egyptian Mission to the UN premiss now…

Sep 24, 2016

@JeffreyGoldberg Sorry- not offended myself--- just meant to comment (sardonically) about how much emotion any word about Syria evokes now

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