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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

A Freedom of information request has been filed after Pentagon stopped publishing troop levels for Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. “The United States Government and all its institutions represent and are accountable to the American people,” said the former defence secretary … Continue reading

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Egypt: Hosni Mubarak died aged 91, buried in military funeral

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak died aged 91 on February 25 2020 after undergoing surgery.   A military funeral has been held. The current President, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, walked alongside Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, in a procession behind his coffin … Continue reading

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Bahrein: U.K. helicopters,small boats

One hundred Royal Marines from the U.K.’s new naval base in Bahrain will police the strait from helicopters and smaller boats due to rising tensions with Iran [February 15 2011 clashes after protest deaths ] The demonstrations in Bahrain on … Continue reading

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SCAF takes over Egypt pending election results

Egypt’s ruling military council has issued a constitutional declaration that curtail the president’s powers by giving it the authority to pull together a committee to write a new charter and other powers, including oversight of its own budget. The Muslim … Continue reading

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Crowd at egyptian magles el sha3b

The Israelis were ”‘shocked’ by [President Hosni] “Mubarak’s aged appearance and slurred speech” but very impressed by Omar Suleiman (spelled “Soliman” in this cable), the intelligence chief who in January 2011 was named vice president. Continue reading

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