Egypt names new prime minister and vice president

Economist Hazem el-Biblawi has been named Egypt's new prime minister while Mohamed ElBaradei has been named vice president, the Associated Press reports citing an official.

A spokesperson for Egypt's Islamist Nour party has said it does not object to el-Biblawi's appointment but is still considering that of ElBaradei.

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US calls for Morsi's release

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