Egypt Fires Nearly 600 Police Officers


Egypt’s interim government on Wednesday announced its plan to fire nearly 600 officers who had been accused of killing protesters during the country’s recent uprising, while transferring nearly 4,000 more. The huge personnel shake-up comes as the government also announced its plan to delay parliamentary elections until October or November from September. The announcements come as more youth-led activists have begun protesting again, and both are seen as evidence that the crowds are still affecting the Egyptian government’s decisions. [WSJ]