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Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution

Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian voters appear to have approved a controversial new constitution. President Mohammad Morsi and his allies argue it will bring stability and let them focus on a crumbling economy. Yet, opposition groups say the con…

Egypt’s Vice President Mahmoud Mekki Resigns

Egypt’s Vice President Mahmoud Mekki Resigns

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egypt’s state TV says Vice President Mahmoud Mekki has resigned.The announcement was made when there was more than five hours to go of voting in the second and final phase of a referendum on a disputed, Islamist-backed ‘c…

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…

Egyptians Take to Polls to Vote on New Constitution

Egyptians Take to Polls to Vote on New Constitution

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images(CAIRO) — A deeply divided Egypt is voting on Saturday on its new constitution, a document that could either help cement the country’s journey from dictatorship to democracy or create even greater turmoil.Rarely has a coun…

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…

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…

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 …

Egypt Terror Leader Possibly Linked to Benghazi Attack Arrested

Egypt Terror Leader Possibly Linked to Benghazi Attack Arrested

STR/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The leader of an Egyptian terrorist cell that planned attacks in Egypt and may be linked with the storming of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11 has been arrested by Egyptian intelligence officers, accordin…

As Tension Grows in Egypt, Morsi Calls for Dialogue with Opposition

As Tension Grows in Egypt, Morsi Calls for Dialogue with Opposition

AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — Following a night of deadly clashes, which led to six deaths and hundreds of injuries in Cairo Wednesday, tens of thousands of Egyptians continue to protest outside the presidential palace, demanding the ouster of President Mo…

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…

Crowd of Protesters Swells to Tens of Thousands in Tahrir Square

Crowd of Protesters Swells to Tens of Thousands in Tahrir Square

MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO, Egypt) — Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square Tuesday, angered over President Mohammed Morsi’s self-declared assumption of broad powers and a rushed drafting by the president and Isla…

Egypt’s High Court Suspends Work as Protesters Threaten Justices

Egypt’s High Court Suspends Work as Protesters Threaten Justices

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The Egyptian Supreme Court suspended its work Sunday after thousands of supporters of President Mohammed Morsi surrounded the court and prevented the justices and staff from entering and ruling on the leader’s recent de…

More Judges Speak Out Against Egyptian President

More Judges Speak Out Against Egyptian President

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — They’re not exactly demonstrating in the streets, but a handful of Egyptians still struck another blow on Wednesday against what critics say is President Mohammed Morsi’s attempt to consolidate power.Morsi’s move last week to…

Protests Swell in Response to President Morsi’s Power Grab

Protests Swell in Response to President Morsi’s Power Grab

AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — Waves of protesters poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square Tuesday to protest the far-reaching constitutional declaration made by President Mohammed Morsi last week that has essentially granted him unchecked power.The new dec…

US Encouraged by Egyptian President’s Talks with Judiciary

US Encouraged by Egyptian President’s Talks with Judiciary

AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The State Department said there were indications Monday that Egypt was working to resolve its current crisis stemming from President Mohammed Morsi’s decision last week to assume sweeping powers that led to riots through…

Egyptians Protest Presidential Decree

Egyptians Protest Presidential Decree

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The birthplace of Egypt’s 2011 revolution, Tahrir Square, was filled once again on Sunday with protesters calling for the downfall of another Egyptian president.For the third straight day, activists opposed to President…

Egyptians Protest Against President Morsi’s Power Grab

Egyptians Protest Against President Morsi’s Power Grab

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in a popular uprising, is currently serving a life sentence. Egypt’s first democratically elected leader is now Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Just last week Morsi was credited with l…

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