1. BREAKING UP

    Morsi Cuts Off Ties With Syria

    In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi addresses a rally called for by hardline Islamists loyal to the Egyptian president to show solidarity with the people of Syria, in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 15, 2013. Egypt's Islamist president announced Saturday that he was cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria and closing Damascus' embassy in Cairo, decisions made amid growing calls from hard-line Sunni clerics in Egypt and elsewhere to launch a "holy war" against Syria's embattled regime. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

    Egyptian Presidency,via AP

    Things are starting to get real between Egypt and Syria. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi announced at a rally on Saturday that his country is cutting diplomatic ties with Syria and will close the Syrian Embassy in Cairo in protest of President Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime. Morsi even went so far as to ask the international community to implement a no-fly zone over the embattled country. He also called on Hezbollah to retreat from Syria, where it has been fighting on the side of Assad and his government forces, saying "there is no space or place for Hezbollah in Syria."

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