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Egypt's Sisi says he will run for president

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had quit the military to run for president, vowing to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. Sisi, who was also defence minister, faces no serious competition in the election, likely before June, and is expected to win comfortably riding on a wave of popularity for his law and order message. He declared his widely anticipated candidacy in a televised address.

Egypt's Sisi says he will run for president

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had quit the military to run for president, vowing to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. Sisi, who was also defence minister, faces no serious competition in the election, likely before June, and is expected to win comfortably riding on a wave of popularity for his law and order message. He declared his widely anticipated candidacy in a televised address.

Egypt's Sisi to issue statement after meeting army brass

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to make a statement shortly, the military said, after a meeting of top brass at which he was expected to resign to run for president. Sisi, who is also defence minister, must quit the army before he can contest the presidential election which is expected before June. Sisi will "issue a statement soon," the military spokesman said on his Facebook page, after the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was also attended by interim president Adly Manour.

Sisi meets Egypt army brass to quit ahead of poll

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Wednesday called a meeting of the military's top council to tender his resignation ahead of a likely presidential bid, state media reported. Sisi's aides have said the field marshal, who toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, will contest elections due before the summer. Sisi gathered his belongings in his defence ministry office before starting the meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the official newspaper Al-Ahram reported on its website.

Battle resumes over Richard III's final resting place

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - More than five centuries after he went down fighting, England's medieval monarch Richard III is in the middle of another pitched battle - this time over where his newly discovered remains should be re-buried. The Plantagenet Alliance, made up of Richard's distant descendants, has asked England's High Court to rule on plans to re-bury their ancestor's remains in Leicester, the city where they were found two years ago under a municipal car park.

Court rules against gag on 'frank' letters from UK's Prince Charles

LONDON (Reuters) - The possible publication of potentially embarrassing letters written by British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles moved a step closer on Wednesday when a gagging order on them was declared unlawful by a court. The 27 letters were written by Charles to members of the previous Labour government and have been described by Attorney General Dominic Grieve as "particularly frank."

Britain's Prince Harry and girlfriend make it public

Britain's Prince Harry and his long-term girlfriend Cressida Bonas have finally made their romance official with two very public outings in three days after spending months trying to avoid being pictured together. Bonas joined the 29-year-old prince at a public engagement for the first time on Friday, and on Sunday the pair were pictured watching England's victory over Wales at a Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham.

Egypt army chief 'can't ignore demands' for presidential bid

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday he could not ignore demands for him to run for president and will take official measures soon, state media reported. Officials close to Sisi told AFP the field marshal will step down as defence minister after a law is passed to regulate the election expected this spring. Sisi emerged as the most popular political figure in Egypt after he overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Egypt army chief 'can't ignore demands' for presidential bid

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday he could not ignore demands for him to run for president and will take official measures soon, state media reported. Officials close to Sisi told AFP the field marshal will step down as defence minister after a law is passed to regulate the election expected this spring. Sisi emerged as the most popular political figure in Egypt after he overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Baby Prince George heading to Australia, New Zealand

Prince William and his wife Catherine will definitely take their baby son Prince George with them on their tour of Australia and New Zealand next month, Kensington Palace confirmed Sunday. The little prince will make his first royal tour when he travels with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge around New Zealand from April 7 to 16, and then Australia from April 16 to 25.
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