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Abdel Fattah el-Sissi

Egypt’s Likely New Leader Faces Economic Deja Vu

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — With Egypt’s former defense chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule. And it’s not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s the economy, floundering […]

May 19, 2014

Egypt’s el-Sissi Says U.S. Asked Him Not To Overthrow Morsi

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptian presidential front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has disclosed that the United States tried last summer to stave off the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. In a televised interview taped earlier this week and aired Tuesday night, el-Sissi said that then-U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson asked […]

May 7, 2014