Egypt presidency hopeful suspends campaign over clashes


A leading Islamist candidate in Egypt’s presidential race, Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh, suspended campaign events until further notice in protest at the way the authorities handled an anti-army protest in Cairo, a spokesman said.
“Anything related to campaigning today including voluntary activities on the ground is being suspended,” Ali al-Bahnasawy, his media adviser, told Reuters.

At least five people were killed when men, some with guns, attacked protesters near the Defence Ministry, Reuters reports.