Egypt military chief al-Sisi launches housing initiative
As he nears announcing run for Egypt's presidency, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has been focusing on preparing an economic program, senior generals and government officials say, demonstrating the wariness within the military over the scale of problems facing the country.


The military, Egypt's most powerful institution, has put its reputation on the line with a Sisi presidency, after its top generals publicly backed his candidacy. That means it too could face a public backlash if his administration fails in a country that since 2011 has already risen up in massive protests against two presidents. (AP)