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By Eric Knecht and Maha El Dahan CAIRO/ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014. Hanafi's resignation is the most senior-level fallout from a probe into whether millions of dollars intended to subsidise farmers were used to purchase wheat that did not exist. "Experience has proven that being in a position of authority is no longer a picnic," Hanafi said as he announced his resignation on state television. ...
Eight Turkish police officers were killed and 45 more people injured on Friday when a car bomb blamed on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants exploded outside a police building in the southeast of the country. The bomb attack caused immense damage to the headquarters of the special anti-riot police force in Cizre, with television pictures showing a thick plume of black smoke heading into the sky. Eight police officers were killed and 45 more people wounded, two of them seriously, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, quoting the local governorate.
By Sally Hayden and Tristan Martin LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line at the Rio Olympics, he crossed his arms above his head in an "X", a sign of protest against the Ethiopian government's treatment of his people, the ethnic Oromo. The champion runner did not return home after the Olympics, fearing for his safety even though the government said he would not be punished. "[I knew] I would be jailed or killed [and] if not, I would [never be allowed] out of that country and allowed to participate in any international competition or race at all," Lilesa told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.