Interim PM Beblawi urges all Egyptians to vote on revised constitution, calling it a "turning point" for the country.
Who will be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year for 2013? With less than 36 hours to go until the polls close, there are three major frontrunners who are currently neck-and-neck-and-neck As of 2pm ET on Tuesday, December 3rd, Egyptian...Show More Summary
Demonstrators have been taking to the streets of several cities in Egypt to protest the proposed new constitution which they say limits the right of free speech. These protesters are mainly non-Islamists. Many of whom participated in the original protests over the authoritarian government of Hosni Mubarak, leading to his stepping down.
U-Pb zircon geochronology and Hf-Nd isotopic systematics of Wadi Beitan granitoid gneisses, South Eastern Desert, EgyptAuthors: Ali et al Abstract: Migmatitic granitoid gneisses are widespread in the southern Eastern Desert of Egypt, but their formation ages are poorly understood. Show More Summary
CAIRO (Reuters) - Prominent Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, renowned for his witty criticism of authorities in Egypt, passed away on Tuesday at age 84, state media reported.
CAIRO (AP) — During his year as president, Egypt's Mohammed Morsi cultivated ties with Islamic radicals, making them a key support for his rule by pardoning dozens of jailed militants, restraining the military from an all-out offensive against jihadis in Sinai and giving their hard-line sheiks a platform to spread their rhetoric.
Egyptian activist, Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested last Thursday in a violent attack at his residence. On Tuesday, protestors in Egypt were violently dispersed after a new law banning street protests was put into effect. Fifty-one people...Show More Summary
Negm was an outspoken critic of Hosni Mubarak and his army predecessors. His songs were iconic of the 2011 revolution.
Marginalized Egyptians with special needs have been protesting for their rights both before and since the #Jan25 revolution. However, their grievances are yet to be resolved. At the time when the Committee of 50 is voting on the most recent draft of the Egyptian Constitution, Zayee Zayak campaign, which translates...
As protests rage on in Egypt, the lawyer at the helm of the defense team representing 21 young female protesters was today arrested at home for "incitement of violence," CNN reports. On Wednesday, 14 of the women—mostly aged 18 to 22, the AP notes—were sentenced to 11 years...
The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected Egypt’s new draft constitution. The group said “abusive coupists” were trying to “distort Egypt’s legitimate constitution”, adopted under ousted President Mohammed Morsi last year. The draft, approved...Show More Summary
Egypt’s antiquities ministry imposes penalties on two German amateur archaeologists who stole samples of King Khufu’s cartouche from the great pyramid Egypt’s ministry of antiquities has decided to impose penalties on two German amateur archaeologists who stole samples of King Khufu’s cartouche from a small compartment above his burial chamber in the great pyramid. During a [...]
CAIRO (AP) — Extensive amendments of the constitution adopted under Egypt's ousted Islamist president give the military more privileges, enshrining its place as the nation's most powerful institution and the source of real power, while removing parts that liberals feared set the stage for the creation of an Islamic state.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's draft constitution amending the charter adopted under ousted President Mohammed Morsi limits the scope of Islamic law and introduces new articles seen as a victory for rights advocates, while expanding the powers of the military in politics.
Cover art photographed by Gavin Ashworth Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt, by the Brooklyn Museum's y Edward Bleiberg, Yekaterina Barbash, and Lisa Bruno, offers an unusual look into the... Read Full Post
Draft paves way for presidential vote to precede legislative polls, against the post-July roadmap order of elections.
By conducting a military coup on July 3, 2013 the Egyptian military acted to diffuse the near-insurrectionary outpouring of millions during June 30 Tamarod (Rebel) protests demanding an end to the Muslim Brotherhood government of president Muhammad Morsi. Show More Summary
Egypt’s constituent assembly has completed its work on a draft constitution. It now goes to the nation’s interim president who will set a date for a nationwide referendum. The action comes as protesters have been taking to the streets to demonstrate against the government’s new restrictions against public gatherings.
CAIRO (AP) — Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending a constitution adopted during his time in office convened for a second day.