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Arab Spring Proves a Harsh Test for Obama’s Diplomatic Skill – NYTimes.com

President Hosni Mubarak did not even wait for President Obama’s words to be translated before he …

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Egypt’s Military Cements Its Powers as Voting Ends – NYTimes.com

The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday projected its candidate as the winner of Egypt’s first competitive presidential election, hours after the ruling military council issued …

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U.S. Military Aid to Egypt to Resume, Officials Say – NYTimes.com

The Obama administration plans to resume military aid to Egypt, American officials said on Thursday, signaling its willingness to remain deeply engaged …

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World Press Photo Of The Year: Samuel Aranda, New York Times Photographer, Wins Award (PHOTO)

New York Times photographer Samuel Aranda was announced the winner of the iconic World Press Photo competition on Friday.

The 55th annual jury of the World Press Photo contest selected Aranda’s photograph of a woman consoling an injured male relative in …

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Riot in Egypt Kills More Than 70, and Many Blame Military – NYTimes.com

At least 73 people were killed in a brawl between rival groups of soccer fans after a match in the city of Port Said on Wednesday, the bloodiest outbreak of …

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Role of Social Networking in Egypt in Getting Political New – Pew Research Center

Nearly a quarter of Egyptians (23%) say they have used social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to obtain news about their country’s political situation.Role of Social Networking in Egypt in Getting Political New

Nearly a quarter of Egyptians (23%) say they have used social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to obtain news about their country’s political situation; 6% access these sites but have not used it as a source of political news. About two-thirds (65%) do not use the internet or email.

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Live Coverage of the 2012 State of the Union – NYTimes.com

The administration’s response to the political uprisings last year known as the Arab Spring was, by design, episodic. Each country experiencing upheaval, officials said, required unique American responses – from military intervention in Libya to sanctions against Syria, from supportive diplomacy in Egypt and Bahrain to near silence when it came to …

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