Report: Egyptian military urge for dialogue over protests

The Egyptian military urged all political parties to solve their differences through dialogue and declared that it would prevent violence, a spokesman said.

The spokesman said in a statement read on state television: "The armed forces affirm that dialogue is the best and only way to reach consensus. The opposite of that will bring us to a dark tunnel...which we will not allow."

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Rival rallies in Cairo

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