President Barack Obama’s agreement with Iran is part of a high-stakes set of diplomatic initiatives that is unnerving Middle East allies concerned that his goal is to reduce U.S. commitments in the region.
Most Egyptians said the army was wrong to topple elected President Mohamed Mursi in July, and support for Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood held up after his July ouster, according to a poll by Zogby Research Services LLC.
Egypt paid the lowest yield on record to raise $1.8 billion in an auction of dollar-denominated treasury bills as additional aid pledges from the Persian Gulf overshadowed low demand for the securities.
Egyptian security forces deployed across Cairo and in Tahrir Square as planned rallies to commemorate a deadly demonstration two years ago against then- President Hosni Mubarak raised fears of new violence.
As Egypt put a deposed president on trial for the second time in three years, Mohamed Mursi’s defiance of his judges and the lack of live television coverage reflected the tensions that have spread since proceedings began against Hosni Mubarak.