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File photo shows former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, May 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo(reuters_tickers)
DUBAI (Reuters) - Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, who told Reuters on Wednesday he intended to run in the presidential election early next year, told pan-Arab TV channel Al Jazeera that the United Arab Emirates had barred him from travelling.
Shafiq, an ex-air force commander and presidential candidate, said earlier he had planned to return to Cairo in the coming days from his current location in the UAE, a close ally of Egypt.
UAE officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
(Reporting by Noah Browning; editing by Mark Heinrich)