Egypt’s constitution approved in vote

A constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated committee was approved by a majority of Egyptians in a referendum, rival camps said on Sunday, after a vote the opposition said drove a wedge through the Arab world’s most populous nation. The Muslim Brotherhood, which propelled President Mohamed Mursi to power in a June election, said 64 percent […]

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 […]

Islamists force Egyptian court to postpone ruling on charter

Egypt’s highest court on Sunday postponed its much-awaited ruling on the legitimacy of the legislative assembly that drafted a new charter last week, accusing a crowd of Islamists of blocking judges from entering their building on what it called “a dark black day in the history of the Egyptian judiciary.”

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