Egypt’s Morsi revokes power grab

A national dialogue committee said a referendum on a disputed draft constitution will be held on schedule, but President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to rescind the near-absolute power he had granted himself. The statement came after a meeting that was boycotted by the main opposition leaders who are calling for the Dec. 15 vote to […]

Bassil : expect more power blackouts in Lebanon

Lebanon Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said Wednesday evening that power blackouts “could reach 15 hours per day.” “If we do not execute any of the measures, amend the flaws… and [lift the freeze on] funds which [the energy] sector needs then we might [witness a worse situation],” the minister told MTV. He added that the […]