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Egypt's General Sissi Resigns to Run for President

Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has officially announced that he is resigning from the armed forces so he can run for president.In a nationally televised speech Wednesday, the general said Egypt is threatened by terrorists, and that now is the time to restore and rebuild the country with dignity.Sissi's decision to run for president has been widely expected, and will likely have the explicit backing of Egypt's powerful military. Sissi, who also served as defense...

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