Egypt to Hold Early Elections

Following a weekend of violence, Egypt's interim president announced on Sunday that the country will hold presidential elections before parliamentary polls, an amendment to the country's transitional plan. The country's military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who overthrew Islamist President Mohammad Morsi, is expected to run. Government-sponsored rallies this weekend celebrated the third anniversary of the start of Egypt's 2011 revolution, but violence still plagues the country. 49 died in clashes on Sunday.