Middle East

Sisi to tighten grip on Egypt despite new parliament

From (top L-R) French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's prime minister Shrif Isamil, and Egypt’s defence minister Sedki Sobhi stand behind French Nathalie Smirnov (L), French head of support and services with French naval shipbuilder DCNS, and Egypt general Ahmed Khaled (R) during a ceremony to sign military contracts at the presidential palace on October 10, 2015 in the Egyptian capital Cairo. AFP PHOTO / KH





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