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Political crisis

Egyptians abroad vote, army to host ‘unity’ talks

Egyptians abroad began voting on Wednesday in a referendum on the new constitution that President Mohammed Mursi fast-tracked through an Islamist-dominated drafting assembly, in a setback for the opposition who had hoped to delay the process.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 5:59pm

Egypt's Islamists to hold rival demo same day as protesters

Egyptian Islamist movements, including President Mohammed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, will hold a rival demonstration on Tuesday, the same day as protests organised by the opposition, a Brotherhood spokesman told AFP.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:18am

Mohammed Mursi's opponents refuse to play winning hand, analysts say

Opponents of a constitutional referendum called by Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi have successfully mobilised protests that have drawn thousands to demonstrations at the presidential palace in the past week.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Mursi backs down in Egypt crisis after army ultimatum

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi on Saturday backed down in a dire political crisis marked by weeks of street protests, after the powerful army gave an ultimatum to him and the opposition to sit down for talks.

But it was not immediately clear whether his concession would satisfy an increasingly fierce opposition.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:23pm

Egypt's military urges dialogue as political crisis grows

Egypt's powerful military thrust itself into the political crisis dividing the nation yesterday, demanding dialogue and warning it would not permit events to take a disastrous turn.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:50am

Court strikes as Cairo crisis deepens

Egypt yesterday plunged deeper into its worst political crisis since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi took office, with a top court going on strike to protest against his decision to grant himself sweeping powers.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:31am