July 4th, 2013
05:17 PM ET

Egyptian forces move against Muslim Brotherhood

A day after deposing the nation's first democratically elected president, Egypt's top prosecutor opened an investigation into claims that deposed President Mohamed Morsy and top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood incited violence and the killing of protesters.

The prosecutor, Gen. Abdel Maquid Mahmoud, issued an order preventing Morsy and 35 others from leaving the country while they are under investigation, state-run Middle East News Agency and EgyNews reported Thursday, citing the prosecutor's office.

The news came as Egypt's security forces moved to arrest leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood who supported Morsy's rule and to silence their communications outlets.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad told CNN that Morsy was initially under house arrest at the presidential Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo and later moved to the Ministry of Defense; the military has not commented on Morsy's whereabouts.

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Filed under: Egypt • Mohamed Morsey
No July 4 'rockets' red glare' for some military bases
July 4th, 2013
02:41 PM ET

No July 4 'rockets' red glare' for some military bases

By Bryan Koenig

Even as the automatic spending cuts of the sequester continue to lack the major repercussions originally anticipated, there will be a glaring example of their impacts visible above many U.S. military bases this Independence Day.

Multiple bases, including Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii and North Carolina's Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base have been forced to cancel their July 4 fireworks displays in order to save money, according to Time.

 

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Filed under: Budget • Military
McCain arrives in Afghanistan on Fourth of July visit
July 4th, 2013
05:10 AM ET

McCain arrives in Afghanistan on Fourth of July visit

U.S. Senator John McCain arrived on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday, a coalition spokeswoman told CNN.

The Arizona Republican is expected to meet with U.S. forces. He is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Kabul • McCain