CAIRO, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian ex-military chief and defense minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi officially tendered his resignation Thursday, official MENA news agency reported.
Sisi, in civilian attire, tendered the resignation to newly- appointed interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab during Thursday's cabinet meeting.
On Wednesday, Sisi announced his decision to resign and run in the country's upcoming presidential elections.
The former military chief was appointed defense minister in August 2012 by ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, whose removal came at the hands of Sisi in early July 2013 in response to mass protests.
Morsi's loyalists, currently facing a massive security crackdown, look at Sisi as "a traitor" while Sisi's supporters regard him as "a national hero."
CAIRO, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced in a televised statement on Wednesday night his bid for the upcoming presidential elections, which is expected by the public after he toppled the former president in July last year.
"This is the last time to appear before you in the military uniform," Sisi said, adding "I decided to resign from my post as a military chief and defense minister." Full story
CAIRO, March 24 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 528 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday over assaulting police stations in the upper Egyptian province of Minya last August, official news agency MENA reported. Full story