US Wants Morsi Released by Egyptian Military

Stepping into somebody else's mess


The US has called on Egypt's army to free deposed President Mohamed Morsi, amid ongoing protests on the first Friday of Ramadan.

The appeal echoed a similar call hours earlier from Germany.

The Islamist Mr Morsi, who was ousted last week after the army stepped in, has since been held at a "safe" but unspecified location.

Dozens of people have since died in clashes during major demonstrations by pro- and anti-Morsi protesters.