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White House expresses concern about “the detention of journalists, of political activists, and… death sentences for such a shockingly large number of people” in Egypt
Ukraine is now entering a crucial phase in its development after the fall of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February, as the clock ticks down to 25 May presidential elections which are expected to cement Kiev’s pro-West course.
Turchynov said Russian President Vladimir Putin had so far resisted intense international pressure and refused all contacts with Kiev aimed at resolving the worst breakdown in East-West relations since the Cold War.
Yanukovych still enjoys Moscow’s recognition and remains a political wildcard who the Kremlin says is pushing for Russia’s immediate invasion of Ukraine in the most explosive east-west standoff since the Cold War.
By Adel El-Adawy Conversations with senior Egyptian officials indicate that Washington should focus on preserving its strategically important geopolitical interests, not on using aid suspensions to influence the country’s domestic politics. There is consensus among Egypt’s political elite that no country could replace the strategic relationship with the United States. At the same time, the …
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Spokespeople denounce ongoing violence that have killed dozens
White House national security spokesman Ben Rhodes said President Barack Obama has no plans to meet Rowhani at the UN General Assembly next week, and would maintain pressure on Iran when he addresses the body.
Hagel calls on interim government to show commitment to the roadmap.
US President Barack Obama is to hold a rare White House news conference on Friday
Brotherhood spokesperson calls on US public to stand up to administration for “supporting tyranny and dictatorship”
The US State Department says it is still determining whether Egypt witnessed a coup
Top US official on Middle East reaffirms importance of US-Egypt relationship
Obama’s Middle East coordinator visits Cairo for high level meetings