Egypt’s Morsi declares state of emergency

Egypt’s president declared on Sunday a 30-day state of emergency and night curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by the wave of violence that has left more than 50 dead in three days. Angry and almost screaming, Mohammed Morsi vowed in a televised address that he would not hesitate to take even […]

Fears over Egyptian currency lead to dollar rush

As Egypt prepared to release official results of the divisive constitutional referendum on Tuesday, the country edged deeper into economic crisis with some worried residents hoarding dollars for fear that the local currency could weaken significantly. The anxiety over the economy was visible at currency exchanges in the upscale Cairo neighborhood of Zamalek, which ran […]

Egypt’s Vice President and Central Bank Chief Resign

Egypt’s Vice President Mahmoud Mekky has announced his resignation, after playing a key role in national unity talks called for by President Mohamed Morsi. In a statement Saturday, Mekky said he is stepping down because political work does not suit his professional background as a judge.

Egypt extends voting on Islamist-drafted constitution

Egypt extended voting by four hours on Saturday in the second and decisive round of a referendum that was expected to approve the country’s new Islamist-drafted constitution after weeks of protests and violence. Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, who was elected in June, say the charter is vital

Egypt: Mursi’s concession fails to quell anger

Egypt’s president scrapped a decree that gave him extra powers and ignited violent protests, but irate opponents said on Sunday he had deepened the conflict by pressing on with a vote on a constitution shaped by Islamists. President Mohamed Mursi and his Islamist partisans have insisted the referendum should go ahead on Dec. 15 to […]