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US Urges Accountability, Transparency for New Egyptian Leader

The United States is calling on Egypt's president-elect, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, to carry out reforms to ensure the government is accountable and transparent while protecting "the universal rights of all Egyptians."   A White House statement Wednesday said President Barack Obama plans to speak with Sissi in the coming days, following the official announcement the former army chief won 97 percent of the vote in last week's election.   Egypt's election...

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