URGENT ¥¥¥ Kerry calls for 'compromises' between Egyptian factions

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged on Saturday Egypt's government and opposition to make "meaningful compromises" to end the political divide threatening the country's economy.

"There must be a willingness on all sides to make meaningful compromises on the issues that matter most to the Egyptian people," Kerry, who is on a visit to Cairo, said in a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Kamel Amr.