NATO officials said two coalition members were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan today. The coalition said it is investigating the cause. Initial reports said there was no enemy activity in the area. Earlier, another coalition aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan. There were no fatalities in that incident. Also, an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan killed one NATO service member.
Egyptian election officials are expected today to announce results from the first round of presidential elections, confirming a polarizing runoff between the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and another with strong ties to former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The preliminary counts from Egypt’s first free presidential race last week show the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi in the lead and former Prime Minister and secularist Ahmed Shafiq in a strong second place. The runoff will be held on June 16th through 17th.
埃及选举事宜有关官员将有望于今天公布第一轮总理选举的结果，这将证实在穆斯林兄弟党派候选者与另外与前穆斯林Hosni Mubarak政权亲党派的参选者之间差距悬殊与否。据上星期埃及第一轮总统自由竞选的结果表明，兄弟党的候选者莫汉-莫日思占领先地位，而前总理和政教 分离主义者Ahmed Shafiq 稳居第二。最后一轮角逐将在六月十六日至十七日举行。