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  • Egypt assembly seeks to wrap up constitution November 29, 2012

    Cairo: The assembly writing Egypt's constitution said it could wrap up a final draft later on Wednesday, a move the Muslim Brotherhood sees as a way out of a crisis over a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that protesters say gives him dictatorial powers. But as Mursi's opponents staged a sixth...
  • Egypt's Islamist President Mursi gets to work June 25, 2012

    Cairo: Islamist Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected President whose powers have been curbed by the military, toured his palatial new residence - where ousted leader Hosni Mubarak once lived - and began work on Monday to form a coalition government. Declared winner on Sunday, a week after a nail-biting run-off...
  • US alarm as Egypt Army undermines election result June 19, 2012

    Cairo: The United States expressed alarm that its proteges in the Egyptian Army were abusing hopes for democracy by ordering more military rule just as the Muslim Brotherhood was claiming victory in the country's first free presidential election. The Islamists' self-assurance was contested by the other candidate in the run-off race,...
  • Egypt polls: A puppet government in the offing? June 19, 2012

    Even as the Muslim Brotherhood claims that it has won the landmark elections, it won't be real victory for the civilian President-to-be as the military council strips the President of any real powers through its latest decree. ...
  • Egypt rulers apologise for deaths of protesters November 24, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's military rulers on Thursday apologised for deaths of protesters demanding civilian control and vowed to punish the culprits, amid a temporary ceasefire following fierce street battles that claimed at least 39 lives and left over 3,000 people injured in six days of unrest. "The Supreme Council of the...