New Egyptian Cabinet Sworn In

No Islamists included


CAIRO — Egypt swore in its first Cabinet on Tuesday since President Mohammed Morsi was thrown out of office, putting relative liberals in charge of key ministries and shutting out Islamists that were elected into power last year.

The head of the armed forces who ousted Morsi on July 3, Army Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was sworn in first deputy prime minister in the interim government of Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, 76, a liberal economist. El-Sissi will also remain defense minister, Al-Jazeera and the English-language version of the independent newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.