Egypt president to address nation at 1900 GMT: state TV

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour will give a televised address to the nation at 1900 GMT on Thursday, state television reported.

The address will be broadcast on state television on the eve of rival rallies planned for Friday by supporters and opponents of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who was ousted by the military on July 3.

Mansour, a top judge picked by the military to lead the country, has pressed ahead with appointing a new cabinet even as Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood vowed to escalate its protests.