Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs under Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Kamel Amr, has declined continuing in his post in the new cabinet that is currently being formed by interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, reported the state news agency.


Amr said that the new phase after Mohamed Morsi required a new leadership for the ministry of foreign affairs, adding that he would continue to conduct his work until a new minister is appointed.

Amr had tendered his resignation to deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in solidarity with the demands of the Egyptian people, who staged protests across the country against Mursi on June 30.

Six Mohamed Morsi supporters arrested for possessing handmade bombs – MIO

The Egyptian authorities have arrested six persons loyal to Mohamed Morsi “who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood, possessing three handmade bombs and a large quantity of machine and rubber bullets in Cairo’s Nasr City,” announced the Ministry of Interior.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the arrested said they belonged to the Brotherhood and that they were on their way to Rabaa Al-Adawiya, where supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi are holding a sit-in demanding his reinstatement.

Egyptians will solve post Mohamed Morsi political crisis independently – Iranian FM

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, and Egypt’s interim Vice-President Mohamed ElBaradei discussed the latest developments in Egypt after the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in a telephone call on Saturday.

The Egyptian people are capable of solving their own problems and that their decision regarding the country’s political future will be respected by all, Salehi said as reported by the Iranian state news agency.

Salehi called on all political groups in Egypt to work within the framework of a national political process toward promoting the goals of the Egyptians based on unity among its people.

On his side, ElBaradei called for constructing better ties with Tehran and highlighted its important position in the region.

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for four hours daily, which was closed after Mohamed Morsi Ouster

The Egyptian authorities decided to reopen the Rafah crossing that borders with the Palestinian Gaza strip on Saturday, security sources said.

The sources added that the crossing would be opened for only four hours daily.

Egypt closed the crossing on Friday for security reasons after recurring attack in Sinai following an army decision that deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

The closure of the Rafah crossing raised humanitarian concerns, according to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as reported by the Middle East News Agency.


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