Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi intends to have his government up and running by the end of the week. But supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reaffirmed his support for a two-term limit for the office of the president. He did not, however, confirm if he intended to run for a second term in 2018.
Egypt has replaced the army chief of staff and several top Interior Ministry security officials. The shakeup appears to be in reaction to a deadly militant attack last week.
A botched raid has left more than 50 soldiers and police dead, according to reports. The government has struggled to contain an insurgency since the military overthrew Egypt's first democratically elected leader.
A son of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Osama Morsi, has been arrested. He will face a mass trial over a bloody dispersal of a protest camp in 2013.
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