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Obama administration rejects urgent appeal from Egypt to deliver Apache attack helicopters
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meets with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi

The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House

Controversial British MB leader participates in Iraq discussion
Muslim Brotherhood lobbyist Anas Altikriti standing next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi shaking hands with President Obama

A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting concerns among some that the administration is coordinating too closely with the global Islamist organization.

Freedom Declining Worldwide Despite Democratization

Freedom has declined for eighth consecutive year, according to Freedom House
Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt / AP

Freedom in the world has declined in recent years despite a sweeping wave of democratization in the last few decades, according to a new report.

Russia, Egypt Ink $2 Billion Weapons Deal

Arms deal comes after U.S. cuts Cairo’s aid
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov / AP

Russia has agreed to provide Egypt with more than $2 billion in military equipment under a new major arms deal, according to Russian language press reports.

Convicted Terror Supporter Attends Congressional Briefing

Sami Al-Arian attends briefing hosted by the Egypt Freedom Foundation
Sami Al-Arian / AP

A convicted terrorist supporter who is currently under house arrest attended a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by a pro-Muslim Brotherhood group in a congressional office building earlier this month, according to reports.