At least 70 people died in a melee following a soccer match in Port Said, Egypt. The security failure is spawning rumors that the incident plays into the military's law-and-order appeal.
It takes a lot to get K Street to distance itself from a regime. Egypt's ruling military junta has manged the feat by investigating a group of American NGO workers for criminal prosecution.
Egypt's military rulers escalated a dispute over US-funded NGOs by barring some American employees from leaving the country, including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is enormously influential, with a cabinet full of Pulitzer prizes, so it's important to set the record straight when he gets some facts wrong.
Making life hard for NGOs, particularly foreign ones, has long been a sport in Egypt.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood appears to have put up another strong showing in the last round of Egypt's parliamentary election – possibly enough for a parliamentary majority.
Muslim Brotherhood's success isn't surprising, but rise of Egypt's ultraconservative Salafis is.
If this election is fair, it will mark a sharp departure from the past. But with two rounds to go, Egypt's rulers could still tighten control – just as they did after the Muslim Brotherhood did well in 2005.