Thousands of Morsi supporters have increased calls for their ousted president to be reinstated. This comes as prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into the Islamist leader, who has been secretly held by the military for nearly two weeks.
Egypt's president and interior minister have warned that security forces will crack down on planned anti-government demonstrations. Popular anger smolders over plans to sell disputed islands to Saudi Arabia.
Protesters have criticized Egyptian President al-Sissi's decision to hand over control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. He warned against attempts to "terrorize" the nation amid a crack down on dissenters.
The Muslim Brotherhood was at the heart of the chief prosecutor's killing in 2015, said the interior minister. The chief prosecutor was the most senior official to be killed under el-Sissi's watch.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has fired Egypt's top auditor following critical statements saying corruption had cost the country billions. Transparency International ranks Egypt 94 out of 175 in combatting corruption.
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