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Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi remains defiant in the face of a coup threat from the army (© Jonathan Rashid)

The Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has rejected an ultimatum from the country’s powerful military commanding him to step down or else face the threat of their intervention. The 48-hour ultimatum was presented to the Islamist president yesterday, with warnings that he must heed “the will of the people”.

This comes after protests against the president’s rule swept the country beginning on Sunday, with millions taking to the streets.


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