London (AFP) - 10:30 GMT - Background - Ali graduated from Salisbury School in Connecticut, United States, in 1993 where he excelled at sports including wrestling and then joined Britain's prestigious Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. 10:27 GMT - Challenger - As a former wrestler and army officer, Jordan's Prince Ali bin Hussein -- the son of the late King Hussein of Jordan -- is the figure bidding to pry control of FIFA from Blatter. Prince Ali has been vice president of FIFA in Asia since 2011 and says Blatter must be denied a fifth term in charge.
BERLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing his case for a renegotiation of the country's relationship with the European Union with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the final stop of his two-day tour of four European capitals.
A Syrian insurgent alliance which has captured the last government-held town in the northwestern Idlib province made further advances on Friday, a monitoring group and fighters said. The "Army of Fatah" which includes al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front, the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham group and other factions, captured Ariha town on Thursday night as the Syrian military pulled back. The Syrian army has lost large parts of Idlib province to insurgents since late March, when the provincial capital fell to the insurgent alliance, whose name is a reference to Islamic conquest.