Middle East
  • Mohammed Morsi, second left.

    Trip will be Morsi's first appearance on American soil since taking office in June. 

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 8:11 AM EDT
  • In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 file photo, newly-appointed Egyptian Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, unseen, in Cairo, Egypt. The surprise appointment of Egypt's new defense minister opens the way for a younger generation of military leaders who had grown frustrated with aging top generals who have had a lock on the powerful institution for decades under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. Crucially, the move appears to reflect a recognition among the

    The remarks are the latest response from the Morsi government to the Aug. 6 attacks on a military outpost bordering Gaza.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT