Voting has been extended by four hours in Egypt’s controversial referendum on a new constitution, due to the strength of the turnout. President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have endorsed the draft document
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 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 […]
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.
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
Egypt’s Cassation and Appeals courts said on Wednesday they would suspend their work pending a ruling on the constitutionality of President Mohamed Mursi’s decree granting him immunity from judicial review.
Egypt’s stock market plunged on Sunday in its first day open since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of new powers set off street violence and a political crisis, unravelling efforts to restore stability after last year’s revolution.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s decree exempting all his decisions from legal challenge until a new parliament was elected has caused fury amongst his opponents, who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution.
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