Royalty

Former army chief Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president on June 8 following a landslide election almost a year after he deposed Egypt's first freely elected leader and crushed his Islamist supporters.

The retired field marshal took the oath of office at the heavily guarded Constitutional Court and then left to attend a reception with foreign dignitaries.

Right on target in Okmeydanı, the field of archery

Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighborhood has recently become synonymous for battles between police and leftists in contemporary Turkey, but it was once the favorite place for the Ottomans to practice their target skills Once upon a time many centuries ago, the hills and slopes of the area known today as Okmeydanı were covered in trees, bushes and meadows.

President Basescu on Saturday meets Prince Charles, at Cotroceni Palace

President Traian Basescu, at the Cotroceni Palace, on Saturday, will have a meeting with His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales.

According to a Presidential Administration release remitted to Agerpres, Basescu will receive Prince Charles in the Blue Hall at the Cotroceni Palace, starting 13:40, Romania's time.

British Prince on Private Visit to Transylvania

Already a regular visitor to Romania’s Transylvania region, Prince Charles on Wednesday started his latest tour there by visiting the Gothic 14th-century Black Church built by the Germans in the city of Brasov.

Prince Charles also visited the St Nicholas Orthodox church and a museum in Brasov, according to news agency Agerpres.

Egypt Votes for President, Army General Sisi Favorite

Egyptians vote on the final day of the presidential elections on Tuesday, with former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi favored to win.

Amid fears of low voter turnout, the government declared the day a national holiday. As of Monday noon, 12% of eligible voters had cast their ballots, Al-Jazeera reported.

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