Egypt's Morsi opposes French intervention in Mali
Egypt's Islamist president on Monday stated his opposition to France's military intervention in Mali, saying its actions there would create a "new conflict hotspot" that separates the Arab north from its African neighbors to the south.


Addressing the opening session of an Arab economic summit in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Morsi declared his support for Algeria against threats to its security - a reference to the takeover by Islamic militants of a gas complex last week - but said he would have preferred to see a "peaceful and developmental" intervention in Mali. (AP)