Egypt Urges Rioters to Disband

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Authorities outlined plans Friday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, saying they would set up a cordon around the protest sites, and riot police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators threatening a TV complex. Morsi backers also showed their defiance by briefly setting up a third camp near the airport, but later folded their tents and left. Arabic on posters read, "Peaceful." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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    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.

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