EU's Ashton visit ends, but Egypt crisis persists
CAIRO (AFP) - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton left Egypt on Tuesday after a mediation trip that included talks with the ousted president, but the country's crisis appeared no closer to a resolution.
She said Mohamed Mursi, who has not been seen in public since being deposed on July 3, was "well," but did not say where he was being held.
And neither the interim government nor Mr Mursi's supporters gave any indication that they had shifted their positions after her visit.
Mr Mursi loyalists continued to rally throughout the day, despite stern warnings from the military and National Defence Council and the deaths of 82 people at a protest on Saturday.