The wave of violence in Port Said, Suez, and Cairo is a symptom of an unresolved political crisis provoked by President Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi might be the most enigmatic man in the Middle East.
As Egyptians vote today in a referendum on a controversial draft constitution, the debate is dominated by President Mohamed Morsi’s actions, not the document.
Egypt’s opposition have said they will no longer boycott the referendum Morsi has called over the new constitution.
Anger over a draft constitution popular with Islamists has galvanized Egypt’s opposition. But secular opponents of President Morsi still haven’t decided what to do about Saturday’s referendum.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi annulled the decree that expanded his power, but the controversial Dec. 15 constitutional referendum will happen.
Egypt’s angry political divide is evident well outside of Cairo, with protests erupting against President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, along the Suez Canal, and in the Nile Delta.
In Cairo, those protesting against President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were faced down by his loyalists. A view from the ground.
President Mohamed Morsi says he wants to put Egypt’s new draft constitution to a referendum on Dec. 15, but the plan could be upended by the nation’s judiciary.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court said Sunday that it would adjourn its work indefinitely after protesters blocked them from entering their building.
Angry protests, with attacks on Muslim Brotherhood offices in some Egyptian cities, didn’t convince President Mohamed Morsi to backtrack on the sweeping powers he awarded himself over the weekend.
Morsi’s grab for more power has prompted days of protest by judges and youth, but the president appears confident that he has the numbers on his side.
Since taking office in June, Egypt’s Islamist President Morsi has upheld Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel and strictly controlled border crossings. Could the Gaza conflict change his calculus?
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is expected to use his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to further restore Egypt’s status as a global player and to distance himself from the pro-US policies of Hosni Mubarak.
Syria’s conflict, already beset by meddling from foreign powers like Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others, appears to have garnered yet another external player.
Morsi’s appearance at the NAM summit in Tehran marks the first symbolic shift in Egypt’s foreign policy since Mubarak’s ousting.
That Egyptian President Morsi chose an obscure former government minister for the post, which he promised to fill with an independent, likely indicates he had a hard time finding a willing taker.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the head of Egypt’s military and with the country’s new president, both of whom are locked in a power struggle.