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Egyptian Protests Continue; Judges Join Outcry

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s highest judicial body has called President Mohamed Morsi’s recent decrees of authority “an unprecedented attack” on the independence of the judiciary, and judges in Alexandria have gone on strike in protest. President Morsi on Thursday declared that his decisions are protected from judicial review, sparking outrage and protests in the streets of major cities. […]

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Egyptian Protests Continue

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces have dispersed protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square with rounds of tear gas. Security personnel fired the tear gas Saturday morning on the protesters, many of whom spent the night on the iconic protest hub. On Friday, protesters in several Egyptian cities attacked the offices of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, as rival pro- […]

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Egyptian Protests Turn Violent After President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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((new info in last 3 opt grafs, eliminating some old opt grafs) Protesters in several Egyptian cities have attacked the offices of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, as rival pro- and anti-government groups demonstrate in Cairo about a new presidential decree. The violence comes a day after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi put himself above oversight and […]

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Egyptian Protests Turn Violent After President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters in several Egyptian cities have attacked the offices of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, as rival pro- and anti-government groups demonstrate in Cairo about a new presidential decree. The violence comes a day after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi put himself above oversight and declared that his decisions cannot be appealed by the courts or any […]

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Egyptian Protests Turn Violent After President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters in several Egyptian cities have attacked the offices of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, as rival pro- and anti-government groups demonstrate in Cairo over a new presidential decree. The violence comes a day after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi put himself above oversight and declared that his decisions cannot be appealed by the courts or any […]

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Egyptian Plan Protests After President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says he wants to move Egypt forward as a stable and safe nation, and says he does not want sole control of the country. He made the remarks in a speech Friday in Cairo, as supporters and anti-government protesters rallied in different parts of the city. Mr. Morsi said he was […]

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Egyptians Protest After President Assumes Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s opposition supporters have set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in several Egyptian cities, a day after President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping new powers. State media report the Muslim Brotherhood offices were on fire in the Suez Canal cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia. Demonstrators also gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after Friday prayers […]

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Egyptian Plan Protests After President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s opposition has called for protests Friday after President Mohamed Morsi put himself above oversight and declared that his decisions cannot be appealed by the courts or any other authority. President Morsi’s spokesman announced the decree Thursday, citing a need to “protect the revolution.” Opposition members have called the move illegal. The decree also bars […]

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Egypt’s President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has caused controversy by putting himself above oversight and protecting Islamist lawmakers who support him. President Morsi Thursday declared that his decisions cannot be appealed by the courts or any other authority, citing a need to “protect the revolution.” The decree announced by his spokesman also bars Egypt’s judiciary from dissolving […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has issued a decree granting himself far-reaching powers and ordering retrials of former officials who tried to violently suppress last year’s popular revolution against longtime president Hosni Mubarak. In a statement read on state television by his spokesman Thursday, Mr. Morsi declared that his decisions cannot be appealed by the courts […]

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