A string of attacks has struck Egypt on the eve of the third anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city’s police headquarters,
President Barack Obama’s first package of post-coup economic aid to Egypt is hitting a roadblock in Congress, where a key Republican senator is holding up the transfer of $60 million to a program to spur private investment in Egypt’s flailing economy, according to U.S. officials and congressional aides.
As violence in Egypt turned increasingly deadly Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Mideast nation was at “a pivotal moment” more than two years since the uprising ousted the longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt’s Antiquities’ Ministry has criticized a U.S. Embassy message to American citizens in the country, urging them to be extra cautious because of recent incidents near the pyramids in Giza.