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EGYPTIAN RULER Abdel Fatah al-Sissi has become President Trump’s “favorite dictator” in part by offering the assurance of stability in the Arab world’s most populous country. So the president and those who share his views ought to be worried by the recent news from Cairo. Young Egyptians fed up with stagnating living standards and the Sissi regime’s corruption have taken to the streets on two consecutive Fridays to shout slogans against the strongman. Their numbers have been relatively small — probably in the hundreds. But Mr. Sissi’s reaction has been telling. In the past 10 days, he has launched what looks like a panicked attempt to prevent the protests from swelling. According to h... Full story

3 October