Egypt cabinet offers to resign

CAIRO police fought protesters demanding an end to army rule in a third day of violence yesterday, as the civilian cabinet tendered its resignation.

The military council did not say whether it would accept the resignation, but a military source said it was seeking agreement on a new prime minister.

The loss of the cabinet, in office since March, was another blow to the military council’s authority and casts further uncertainty on Egypt’s first free elections in decades, which are due to start next Monday.