Governor of Egypt’s Luxor Resigns

The governor of Egypt's Luxor province has resigned after his new role sparked controversy across the nation, officials said Sunday. Tensions flared when Adel Mohamed al-Khayat was appointed governor last week, anger that stemmed from his connection to an Islamist group that killed 58 tourists in a deadly 1997 attack. Khayat denies participating in the attack or having knowledge of it. "We will not accept that one drop of blood be spilt because of a position that I did not personally aspire to at any time." He reportedly made the decision after consulting with his party, who told him to resign for "the sake of Egypt."