Egyptian Vice President Mohammed ElBaradei resigned from the country’s interim government Wednesday over the government’s “handling of sit-ins,” NBC News’s Ayman Mohyeldin reported from Cairo. The Agence-France Presse also reported El Baradei’s resignation.
The death toll from clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces on Wednesday has risen to 149, according to the Associated Press.
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) August 14, 2013
#BREAKING Egypt VP, Nobel laureate ElBaradei announces resignation
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) August 14, 2013
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