As sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi continue, officials are devising a strategy to end the demonstrations. In televised remarks on Saturday, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Hany Abdel-Latif told protestors their efforts were not helping Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood—and that in fact, they’re doing the opposite. “It is your safe and secure departure that will allow the Brotherhood to go back to its role in the political process,” Abdel-Latif said. The United States, meanwhile, is stepping up its efforts to return peace to the region, sending Middle East envoy William Burns—the second-ranking U.S. Diplomat— to Cairo.
LAST-DITCH EFFORT Hassan Ammar/AP