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Egyptian Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as tens of thousands of protesters marched against President Mohamed Morsi. Police tried to stop the crowd from storming the palace where Mr. Morsi was inside conducting business. The police soon retreated and let the marchers through a barrier and up to the palace […]

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Egyptian Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as tens of thousands of protesters marched against President Mohamed Morsi. Police tried to stop the crowd from storming the palace where Mr. Morsi was inside conducting business. The police soon retreated and let the marchers through a barrier and up to the […]

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Egypt Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as large crowds of opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo in three separate demonstrations Tuesday. Leaders of the protest, including former presidential candidates Amr Moussa, Hamdeen Sebahi and Mohammed Elbaradei dubbed it a “final warning” to Mr. […]

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Senior Egyptian Judges to Supervise Morsi’s Constitutional Referendum

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s most senior judges have agreed to supervise a December 15 referendum on a new constitution drafted primarily by Islamists, giving a boost to President Mohammed Morsi, who called the vote. The Supreme Judicial Council Monday said it will delegate officials to oversee the referendum, rejecting a call by lower-ranked judges with the influential Judges […]

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Egyptian Judges to Boycott Referendum on Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An influential group of Egyptian judges says it will not oversee a December 15 referendum on a new constitution, a move that could undermine the legitimacy of the charter supported by the nation’s Islamist president. In a statement published Sunday by state news agency MENA, the Judges Club said its members unanimously agreed to boycott […]

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Egyptian Judges to Boycott Referendum on Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An influential group of Egyptian judges says it will not oversee a December 15 referendum on a new constitution, a move that could undermine the legitimacy of the charter supported by the nation’s Islamist president. In a statement published Sunday by state news agency MENA, the Judges Club said its members unanimously agreed to boycott […]

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Egypt’s Top Court Suspends Work ‘Indefinitely’

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s top court says it has suspended its work “indefinitely” after Islamist protesters supporting President Mohamed Morsi surrounded the courthouse Sunday. The Supreme Constitutional Court said the suspension of the court sessions was in protest of what it called “pressures.” The court was due to examine the legality of the Islamist-dominated constituent assembly that drafted […]

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Egyptian Court Delays Ruling on Assembly

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s top court has postponed a hearing to examine the legality of the nation’s Islamist-dominated constituent assembly, the body that drafted a new constitution up for a referendum. The court cited “administrative” reasons for the delay Sunday. The delay announcement came as supporters of President Mohamed Morsi surrounded the Supreme Constitutional Court. The court did […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Sets Date for Referendum on New Constitution

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has set a date of December 15 for a national referendum on a controversial new constitution that has sparked large protests. Mr. Morsi announced the date after Egypt’s Islamist-dominated assembly handed its final draft of the constitution to him late Saturday. The draft constitution retains the principles of Islamic law as […]

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Thousands Rally in Support of Egypt’s Morsi, Draft Constitution

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Islamists demonstrated across Egypt Saturday in support of President Mohamed Morsi and a controversial draft constitution set for a national referendum. Demonstrators gathered outside Cairo University and elsewhere, waving flags, raising banners and demanding the implementation of what they called “God’s law.” The Muslim Brotherhood called for rallies across Egypt in […]

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