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  • Women protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a demonstration that started in front of el-Nour mosque, background, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Egyptian Islamists, opponents rally before vote

    Opposing sides in Egypt's political crisis were staging rival rallies on Friday, the final day before voting starts on a contentious draft constitution that has plunged the country into turmoil and deeply divided the nation.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: World will regret Morsi support

    Daniel Pipes should be congratulated for his clear exposition of the desirability of a dictator over a radical Islamist in the Middle East and in particular, Egypt ("Islamists are worse than dictators," Commentary, Tuesday). While Hosni Mubarak, Mohammed Morsi's predecessor, was a dictator, he was a pragmatic president sensitive to international opinion and aid from the United States. Though Mr. Mubarak was certainly not liberal, under him, the Coptic Christian population was protected from militant Islamists, and the military was able to act as a counterbalance in extreme cases.


  • Carter Center won’t monitor Egypt’s vote

    Former President Jimmy Carter's center said Thursday it will not deploy monitors for Egypt's constitutional referendum amid deepening polarization over the process of adopting a document to guide how the country is to be governed following its 2011 revolution.


  • Egypt’s opposition urges a vote of ‘no’

    Egypt's main opposition alliance called for a "no" vote in Saturday's referendum on a disputed constitution rather than a boycott, hours after President Mohammed Morsi's Islamist-led government forged ahead by starting overseas voting in diplomatic missions for expatriates.


  • Egyptian army tanks (left) deploy as protesters gather outside the presidential palace during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt's Islamist president staged rival rallies in the nation's capital Tuesday, four days ahead a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egyptian opposition urges 'no' vote on constitution

    Egypt's opposition alliance urged supporters on Wednesday to vote "no" in the referendum on a disputed constitution rather than boycotting it, hours after the Islamist government forged ahead by starting overseas voting in diplomatic missions for expatriates.


  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Gunmen attack Egyptian opposition protesters

    Masked gunmen attacked opposition protesters camped out at Cairo's Tahrir Square early on Tuesday, firing birdshot at them and wounding nine people, security officials said.


  • A cleric from Al-Azhar, Egypt's most respected Islamic institution, addresses protesters in front of the presidential palace during a demonstration in Cairo on Dec. 11, 2012. Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt's Islamist president staged rival rallies in the nation's capital, four days ahead a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution. (Associated Press)

    Egypt judges say most will boycott referendum

    Egypt's judges Tuesday said that most of them would not oversee a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution, as tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of the country's Islamist president staged rival rallies in Cairo, four days ahead of the vote.


  • Crowd targets Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood

    Tens of thousands of backers and foes of Egypt's Islamist president took to the streets in competing demonstrations Tuesday, as divisions over a draft constitution that is set for a referendum Saturday spilled into violence for the second time in two weeks.


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    Egyptian military's power in keeping order alarms liberals

    The military's role in post-revolutionary Egypt is being scrutinized as backers and foes of the country's Islamist president are organizing massive rallies for Tuesday.


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