Tag: Arab Spring

Egyptians embrace new constitution

Originally published in World Mag Early results indicate Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly passed a constitutional referendum that paves the way for presidential elections in a country that has ousted two presidents in less than two years. Initial reports show that more than 90 percent of Egyptians approved the new constitution […]

No Islamists in Egypt’s interim cabinet

Originally published in CBN News Interim Egyptian President Adli Mansour swore in a new cabinet that includes women and Christians, but no members of Islamist parties. The changes come as Egyptian society remains divided between Islamists angry over former President Mohammed Morsi’s removal and those who seek democratic reforms. The […]

Egypt coup: Islamists call for mass protest

Originally published in Worthy News Islamist parties and movements in Egypt have called on their followers to demonstrate against the military overthrow of the country’s first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Morsi. The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, which includes the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood, urged “peaceful protests” on Friday in […]

Bible Society Director says real picture inside Egypt very different from what may be imagined

Originally published in ANS  Images of the unrest and demonstrations in Egypt, where President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly under house arrest, are deeply concerning to people worldwide. Media reports say the military’s actions that deposed Morsi have been denounced by his supporters as a “coup,” and lauded as a “correction” […]

Egyptian military ousts Morsi, suspends constitution

Originally published by Fox News Egypt’s top military commander announced Wednesday President Mohammed Morsi had been ousted and replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court as the interim head of state. In addition, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the country’s constitution has been temporarily suspended and new elections would […]

Egypt on knife-edge as army gives Morsi 48 hour ultimatum

Government officials resign, Coptic Pope supports rebels Compiled from reports by CBN, Fox News, Ahram Online and The Times of Israel Egypt’s army issued a powerful warning via Egyptian state television that it will intervene if President Mohammad Morsi doesn’t “meet the people’s demands.”  It gave Morsi and his opponents 48 hours […]