Tense

U.S. Embassy in Cairo Shields Expats

In a sign that the relationship between the United States and Egypt continues to worsen, the American Embassy in Cairo took the unusual step of opening its doors to U.S. citizens working for nongovernmental organizations. The embassy is offering U.S. workers shelter from a crackdown by Egypt's military rulers on pro-democracy groups. Last week, Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and director of International Republican Institute’s program in Egypt, was barred from boarding an international flight in Cairo.