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    Egypt's military calls for calm amid protests

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Egypt's military council made a statement on Sunday about the ongoing protests and violence leading up to next week's planned elections.

    It said: "The armed forces call on all political and national forces for urgent dialogue in order to ... develop ideas to find a way out of the crisis as quickly as possible."

    It also asked for a "calm atmosphere" to support a "democratic government".