The head of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has been sworn in as interim president, and the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested, a day after the military ousted elected president Mohammed Morsi from power.
Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader Mohammed Badie was arrested Wednesday night in a Mediterranean coastal city west of Cairo near the Libyan border, Egyptian officials said.
The officials spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
Badie, who was flown to Cairo in a military helicopter, is on a wanted list of more than 200 Brotherhood officials, including his deputy Khairat el-Shater, and leaders of other Islamist groups. Ousted president Morsi was part of the Brotherhood.