Egyptian protesters, police clash before Cairo rally

Egyptian protesters and police are clashing today in Cairo just hours ahead of a massive rally by opponents of the Islamist president, who are demanding that he rescind decrees granting him near-absolute powers. Tuesday’s clashes are near the U.S. Embassy and the Egyptian capital’s Tahrir Square

ElBaradei: Egypt president must rescind new powers

Leading democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei says dialogue with Egypt’s Islamist president is not possible until he rescinds his decrees giving himself near absolute powers. Speaking to a handful of journalists, including The Associated Press, ElBaradei says he is hoping for a “smooth transition

Elbaradei urges Egyptians to protest ‘to save nation’

Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Constitution Party, called on every Egyptian citizen on Friday to participate in today’s protests. “I ask of every Egyptian to participate in today’s peaceful protests to save the nation,” ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account. “Egypt is now experiencing a defining moment,” he added.