Samy Magdy, Associated Press Updated 1:24 am PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Policemen and residents surround the site of an explosion in the Gamaliya district, near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace in Cairo, Egypt, late Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Egypt's Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber killed a few police officers and wounded some more while he was being pursued near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace. less Policemen and residents surround the site of an explosion in the Gamaliya district, near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace in Cairo, Egypt, late Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Egypt's Interior Ministry ... more Photo: Amr Nabil, AP Photo: Amr Nabil, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Policemen and residents surround the … [Read more...] about Cairo policeman dies, death toll in suicide blast now at 3
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a speech on the Middle East delivered in Cairo Thursday, praised the United States as a “force for good” in the region and blasted previous President Barack Obama’s administration for underestimating Islamic extremism and the Iranian menace. At the heart of the speech was a scathing criticism of President Obama, particularly a 2009 speech by the former president in Cairo that attempted to bridge the gaps between the United States and the Muslim and reverse decades-old animosity towards Iran, long considered the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism by the U.S.Referring to what he described as Obama’s foreign policy missteps, Pompeo declared: The age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering. Now comes the real new beginning. In just 24 months, actually less than two years, the United States under President [Donald] Trump has reasserted its … [Read more...] about Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’
foreign-policy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading out on what may prove his toughest trip yet, a weeklong swing through the Middle East in which he will give a major speech about America’s role in the region and privately reassure Arab allies that the U.S. remains committed to them. In his speech, to be given in Cairo, Pompeo plans to repudiate the Middle East vision of former President Barack Obama, who famously delivered an address to the broader Muslim world while in Egypt in 2009. Pompeo will slam Obama’s engagement with Iran, sources told POLITICO, while asserting that President Donald Trump has the region’s best interests at heart. Story Continued Below But as Pompeo departed Monday, a question looms larger by the minute: Can foreign leaders believe he speaks for an unpredictable president? After all, Trump has spent the last several days contradicting him and other top advisers about his administration’s plans in the Middle East. On Monday, … [Read more...] about Pompeo, in Cairo speech, to rebuke Obama’s Mideast vision
Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press Updated 10:28 pm PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, a man rides his motorbike as others wait for a bus under a billboard promoting a new residential housing compound, in Cairo, Egypt. A city of 20 million people that combines charm and squalor, Cairo may soon witness an exodus by some of its well-heeled residents, state employees and foreign embassies to a new capital, miles from the Nile-side city that has been the seat of power for more than 1,000 years. less In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, a man rides his motorbike as others wait for a bus under a billboard promoting a new residential housing compound, in Cairo, Egypt. A city of 20 million people that combines charm ... more Photo: Nariman El-Mofty, AP Photo: Nariman El-Mofty, AP … [Read more...] about With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?
First lady Melania Trump waves before entering the Great Pyramid as she visits the historical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. First lady Melania Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) US First Lady Melania Trump tours the Egyptian pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, Egypt, October 6, 2018, the final stop on her 4-country tour through Africa. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds First lady Melania Trump visits the ancient statue of Sphinx, with the body of a lion and a human head, at the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. First lady Melania Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) US First Lady Melania Trump (C), alongside Intissar Amer al-Sisi (C-R), the First Lady of Egypt, greets flower girls after disembarking from her military airplane at … [Read more...] about Melania Trump racked up $95,000 hotel bill for 6-hour Cairo visit