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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.

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Egypt's interim PM to swear in new cabinet next week

Egypt's interim prime minister told Reuters he hopes to swear in his new cabinet by the end of next week.

Hazem el-Biblawi, a liberal economist and former finance minister, said he will begin contacting candidates on Sunday and Monday.

Egypt's interim prime minister Hazem el-Biblawi. Credit: Reuters

He was named interim prime minister after Egypt's army deposed president Mohamed Morsi last week.

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