Egypt

US Wants Morsi Released by Egyptian Military

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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.