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US official in Cairo in wake of Mubarak downfall

CAIRO – US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns arrived on Monday to take stock of the situation in Egypt 10 days after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, the US embassy in Cairo said. Besides meeting leaders of Egypt’s interim military-led administration, the Arabic-speaking veteran diplomat is to…

US denies involvement in Cairo hit-and-run

CAIRO — The US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday denied its staff were behind the wheel of what appeared to be an official vehicle that mowed down dozens of protesters in a high-speed hit-and-run captured on video. “We have seen a video that alleges a US diplomatic vehicle was involved…