The latest news on Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's upper house of parliament has convened in its first session after the passing of the country's Islamist-backed constitution, the first action by a state institution in accordance with a document whose legitimacy is still contested by the opposition.
Last year’s revolution is in danger of being destroyed by poor judgment, power grabs, and violence.
What could have been a process used to build consensus among disparate political forces and segments of Egyptian society instead became divisive.
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Egyptian protesters marched on the presidential palace and Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square on Tuesday to protest a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution, after the country's Justice Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of widespread voting irregularities during Saturday's first round of voting on the document.
Washington must address the fiscal cliff, Syria, Benghazi, and other national security issues before the end of the year.
New constitution up in the air after intense protests across Egypt.
CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian army deployed tanks and gave both supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi a deadline to leave the area outside the presidential palace Thursday following fierce street battles that left five people dead and more than 600 injured in the worst outbreak of violence between the two sides since the Islamist leader's election.
The United States must help guide Egypt's political transition.
The Egyptian revolution faces the challenge of using its momentum to change the political system.
CAIRO (AP) — Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon vote that further inflames the conflict between the opposition and President Mohammed Morsi.