CAIRO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and several others injured Tuesday night during clashes between the supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, spokesman of the Health ministry Mohamed Fathallah told Xinhua.
The two sides exchanged birdshots, and traffic in the area was paralyzed. Some unknown man also smashed the shopfront of a famous store owned by Islamist businessman, the State TV reported.
On Tuesday morning, clashes erupted between Morsi supporters and policemen along with some local citizens as the former tried to siege different government ministries in Cairo. The morning clashes resulted in some injuries.
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group and their allies are calling for the reinstatement of Morsi who was overthrown on July 3.
Clashes between pro- and anti- Morsi demonstrators and security personnel have left more than 250 people killed since the ouster of Morsi.
CAIRO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's interim leadership has sworn in new governors for the country's all but two governorates, state- run MENA news agency reported Tuesday.
The reshuffle includes 18 new governors, six old ones who will maintain in their positions and one who is moved from Red Sea governorate to Alexandria. It did not introduce new chiefs to the governorates of Red Sea and Minufiya. Full story
CAIRO, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi is due to spend 15 more days in custody over charges of conspiring with Hamas, state-run Al-Ahram Online reported Monday.
According to the report, the investigating judge, assigned by the Justice Ministry, ordered Monday to extend Morsi's detention for another 15 days pending investigations on spying for Hamas, the Palestinian offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. Full story