Mideast Egypt

Mideast Egypt

FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, an Egyptian soccer fan holds a banner congratulating Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during the second leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo. Egypt’s military chief is looking for a strong turnout in next week’s nationwide constitutional referendum as a mandate on whether he should run for president, senior officials tell the AP. The popular general who ousted President Mohammed Morsi and ordered a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood could be disappointed as his Islamist foes have promised a boycott and mass demonstrations raising fears of violence that are likely to keep voters at home.(AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)