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Morsi Asks Egypt to Pull Together After Constitution Approval

Morsi Asks Egypt to Pull Together After Constitution Approval

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi told his countrymen on Wednesday that everything was on the level when voters approved an Islamist-based constitution during two rounds of ballot-casting.During a televised address, Morsi ask…

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African president Nelson Mandela will be able to spend at least part of the holiday season with his family at home rather than in a hospital room.The 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was disc…

Egypt Officially Passes Islamist-Based Constitution

Egypt Officially Passes Islamist-Based Constitution

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egypt’s electoral commission announced on Tuesday that an Islamist-backed constitution passed by about a two-thirds majority during two rounds of voting for the referendum that could profoundly alter the nation’s …

Nelson Mandela in ‘Good Spirits,’ President Jacob Zuma Says

Nelson Mandela in ‘Good Spirits,’ President Jacob Zuma Says

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South African President Jacob Zuma has said Nelson Mandela is “in good spirits,” following a visit to the former South African President in the hospital on Christmas day. Zuma joined Graca Machel and members of t…

Mandela Doctors Not ‘Focusing on Discharge,’ Says Spokesman

Mandela Doctors Not ‘Focusing on Discharge,’ Says Spokesman

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — On day 14 of Nelson Mandela’s hospitalization, a spokesman for the Office of the Presidency reiterated to Friday that Mandela may not be released from the hospital anytime soon.  “I don&rsquo…

Nelson Mandela Still in Hospital, May Not Leave Soon

Nelson Mandela Still in Hospital, May Not Leave Soon

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela may not be leaving the hospital any time soon, according to the latest statement from government officials.The 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero has been hospitaliz…

Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor Quits One Month After Appointment

Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor Quits One Month After Appointment

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — One month after President Mohamed Morsi appointed him, Egypt’s chief public prosecutor resigned Monday.Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah stepped down after district prosecutors claimed he pushed for filing charges against a group o…

Egyptian Constitution Appears Headed for Approval

Egyptian Constitution Appears Headed for Approval

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Preliminary results in Egypt indicate that a majority of voters on Saturday approved the country’s new constitution, a charter backed by President Mohammed Morsi and his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood.Observers sa…

Mandela Undergoes an Operation to Remove Gallstones

Mandela Undergoes an Operation to Remove Gallstones

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is not only recovering from a lung infection, but also from a surgery on Saturday morning to remove gallstones.The 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was flown to an…

Dueling Protests on Eve of Egypt’s Referendum Vote

Dueling Protests on Eve of Egypt’s Referendum Vote

Ed Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Both sides in Egypt’s political battle are hitting the streets on Friday ahead of a vote that will help decide the future of the largest country in the Arab world.Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi are rallying…

Egypt Opposition Group Urges Followers to Reject New Constitution

Egypt Opposition Group Urges Followers to Reject New Constitution

Ed Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) — As Egypt braces for another eruption of trouble with a referendum on a draft constitution looming, the main group opposing President Mohamed Morsi told its supporters on Wednesday to vote against the charter that could p…

Egyptian President and Critics to Hold ‘Social Dialogue’

Egyptian President and Critics to Hold ‘Social Dialogue’

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is hoping to defuse the current political crisis by having President Mohammed Morsi and his opponents meet on Wednesday, just days before a referendum on Egypt’s new constitution…

Nelson Mandela Being Treated for Lung Infection

Nelson Mandela Being Treated for Lung Infection

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending his fourth day in the hospital on Tuesday being treated for a lung infection, according to South Africa’s presidency.In a statement, the gov…

Egyptian President Comes Under More Fire

Egyptian President Comes Under More Fire

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — In trying to tamp down the unrest that has engulfed his country for three weeks, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi may have thrown more fuel on the fire by giving his military the power to arrest and detain civilians ahead of…

Nelson Mandela Remains Hospitalized

Nelson Mandela Remains Hospitalized

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader, spent a second night in the hospital on Sunday, but officials remain tight-lipped about his condition or the medical…

Egypt President Enlists Military to Maintain Order

Egypt President Enlists Military to Maintain Order

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has ordered his country’s military to maintain security and protect government buildings in advance of a Dec. 15 vote on a new constitution. 
The BBC reports the Egyptian army has …

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South Africans are keeping a watchful eye on Nelson Mandela after the former president and anti-apartheid leader was hospitalized this weekend.Mandela, 94, was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday for r…

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South Africans are keeping a watchful eye on Nelson Mandela after the former president and anti-apartheid leader was hospitalized this weekend.Mandela, 94, was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday for r…

Nelson Mandela Visits Hospital

Nelson Mandela Visits Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in the hospital in the capital city of Pretoria.  Officials tell us he is there for a routine health check up.  They would not say how long…

Egypt Reeling as Morsi Protests Intensify

Egypt Reeling as Morsi Protests Intensify

Ed Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The situation in Egypt became even more volatile Wednesday as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed with his supporters outside the presidential palace in Cairo, leaving at least five people dead and 400 others i…

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