Egypt presidential hopeful Khalid Ali withdraws from race

One of Egypt’s last candidates in an upcoming presidential election announced he was halting his campaign and withdrawing from the race on Wednesday, saying conditions did not allow for a fair contest.

Rights lawyer Khaled Ali said at a news conference in Cairo: “We today announce our decision not to enter this race, and will not present our candidacy papers.”

The announcement came a day after Egyptian authorities detained the last serious potential challenger to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Source: Reuters