Egypt

Egyptian President Appoints Member of Terror Group Responsible for Attack on Tourist City as Governor of Tourist City

U.S. continues to send money

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Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi appointed a member of a United States-designated terrorist group as governor of a major tourist city this week, propelling more unrest in the deeply troubled and divided country.

The appointment risks further damage to tourism in Luxor, home to popular ancient sites including the prized Valley of the Kings, as some in the area have risen up in protest over new governor Adel Asaad Al-Khayat.