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Six Egyptian ministers quit following protests

Six ministers who are not members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood have tendered their resignations since Sunday’s huge demonstrations, including foreign minister, Mohamed Kamel Amr, the official MENA news agency said.

world Updated: Jul 03, 2013 01:38 IST
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Six ministers who are not members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood have tendered their resignations since Sunday’s huge demonstrations, including foreign minister, Mohamed Kamel Amr, the official MENA news agency said.

In another blow to the president, Egypt’s top appeals court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of the prosecutor general appointed by Morsi last year. He was a major bugbear to the liberal opposition.

The court decision removed public prosecutor Talaat Abdallah, accused of using his position to pursue journalists, artists and critics of the president while turning a blind eye to human rights abuses. It reinstated his predecessor.

First Published: Jul 02, 2013 12:02 IST