Egypt's new leaders seek to stamp out AIDS, hepatitis and dissent

June 28, 2014 6:19 PM

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Egypt’s military on Saturday pressed ahead with promotion of a fanciful device it claims can diagnose and cure AIDS and hepatitis, announcing that it would be tested in the next six months on larger numbers of patients in army hospitals.

It was another sign of the times in Abdel Fattah Sisi’s Egypt – coming on a day that also saw a prominent human rights activist’s failed bid for release from prison, the targeting of a police official in the restive Sinai by suspected Islamist militants and a bombing in the capital that claimed the ...

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