US calls for Morsi's release

The US State Department has called on Egypt to release the deposed president Mohamed Morsi from detention.

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Hague: We want a swift return to democratic process

Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for a Egypt's new president to lead a swift return to the democratic process, including free fair and inclusive elections, following yesterday's military coup.

The Foreign Office is advising against all but essential travel to the main urban parts of Egypt but Hague stressed travel to the Red Sea resorts are not affected by the safety alert.

Hague also called for the civilian government to find a way to work together in the way they have not since the 2011 overthrow of Mubarak to create a constitution that improves the rights of minority as well as majority groups, and create a plan for economy recovery.

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