Security Boosted, Egypt Resort Polished for Investor Meeting

March 13, 2015 6:10 AM

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Police, soldiers and masked special forces wielding new assault rifles man checkpoints along the main roads of Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, which has been freshly polished for an international conference opening Friday seeking billions of dollars in investment.

Roads were lined with foreign flags as well as advertisements for companies such as British Petroleum and Egypt's CIB Bank, two major participants in the conference. Hanging in the main tourist market and elsewhere around the resort are posters of the president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has staked...

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