Egypt Increases Security Ahead of Opposition March

Egyptian riot police beefed up security around the presidential palace Tuesday ahead of a massive rally planned by activists protesting the Islamist leader’s assumption of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies. The march comes amid rising anger over the draft charter and decrees issued by Mohammed Morsi giving himself […]

Egypt protests over draft constitution

Tens of thousands of protesters staged a mass demonstration in Cairo after a draft constitution was agreed by an Islamist-led assembly. Campaigners say the charter undermines the rights of women and religious minorities, as well as freedom of speech, while opponents of President Mohamed Morsi say it was rushed through to force an early referendum.

Egypt Constitution Sparks Mass Protest

More than 100,000 protesters took the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians. Anger at Mr. Morsi even spilled over into a mosque

Jumblatt slams NAM summit for supporting Assad regime

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt slammed Monday the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit in Iran for its support for the Syrian regime’s “tyranny” against its people. “It is ironic for the Non-Aligned Movement which was formed in Belgrade in 1961 by prominent leaders such as former Egyptian president Jamal Abdel-Nasser, former Yugoslavia’s president