Egypt’s Vice President Mahmoud Mekky has announced his resignation, after playing a key role in national unity talks called for by President Mohamed Morsi. In a statement Saturday, Mekky said he is stepping down because political work does not suit his professional background as a judge.
Omar Suleiman, the once-powerful head of Egypt’s intelligence service who tried and failed to run for president, died in an American hospital early on Thursday, according to the state-owned news agency MENA.
A new round of speculation about Mitt Romney’s running-mate deliberations ensued after a media report mentioned an unconventional choice: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Geraldine Ferraro, the first American woman to run for national office on a major political party’s ticket, died Saturday at 75.