At least 26 people died on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a soccer stadium disaster, adding to bloody street turmoil confronting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy is pushing forward with talks Saturday in an attempt to end a political crisis that threatens Egypt’s stability despite calls by the opposition to boycott the meeting.
Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters surged around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday after breaking through barbed wire barricades and climbing onto army tanks guarding the premises. “The people want the downfall of the regime” and “Leave,
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
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will meet senior judges on Monday to try to ease a crisis over his seizure of new powers which has set off violent protests reminiscent of last year’s revolution which brought him to power.
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
Youths clashed with police in Cairo on Saturday as protests at new powers assumed by President Mohamed Mursi stretched into a second day, confronting Egypt with a crisis that has exposed the split
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.
Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi has ordered parliament to reconvene, a month after it was dissolved. Mr Mursi, whose Muslim Brotherhood won most seats, said the chamber should reconvene until a new election is held.