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Senators call for Egypt aid cut after this week’s ‘massacre’

US lawmakers on Sunday called for cutting off military aid to Egypt after its security forces killed hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a four-day “massacre.” US Senator John McCain, who called for suspending the $1.3 billion in annual aid to the military after it overthrew Morsi…

Egypt arrests brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for ‘backing Morsi’

Egyptian authorities have arrested Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother of Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri, for supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a security source told AFP on Saturday. The brother was arrested in his home district of Giza, adjacent to the capital, the source said.…

Ouster of Egypt’s Morsi creates headache for the U.S.

The military toppling of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi could have huge implications for key ties with the United States, which had an uneasy relationship with his Islamist-led government during its year-long rule. Analysts and lawmakers have for months sharply criticized the tepid US response to Morsi’s failure to usher in a…

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