Egyptian government officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns visited a Muslim Brotherhood leader in jail. The Deputy chief of the Brotherhood is awaiting trial on charges of ... more 
Egyptian government officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns visited a Muslim Brotherhood leader in jail. The Deputy chief of the Brotherhood is awaiting trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters. The State Department said that it was extending the closing of 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and North Africa for the week because of continued fears of an attack by operatives of Al Qaeda and their associates. Dozens of diplomatic missions were closed over the weekend because of what American officials called ?credible? information about possible attacks. Egypt's highest security body warned that the clock is ticking for a peaceful end to the standoff over sit-ins by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, suggesting that authorities will break up the protests unless mediation efforts produce results soon. less 
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Mon, Aug 5, 2013 6:24 AM EDT