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Pope Tawāḍrūs II sent a church delegation to offer condolences to President Muḥammad Mursī over the death of his sister Fātimah in funerary ceremonies that was not attended by Deputy Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood group Khayrat al-Shātir
An opinion poll by the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Research & Studies revealed that 67.9% are not pleased with the leadership of President Muḥammad Mursī and the government of Hishām Qandīl, appealing to the president to deliver on his pledges to step down if Egyptians’ blood was shed in protests.
Renowned poet Fārūq Jūwayda, an advisor to the president, announced on Thursday (November 22) his withdrawal from a constituent assembly drafting a n ew constitution for Egypt in a letter he officially addressed to the panel’s chairman, Judge Ḥusām al-Ghiryānī.
President Muḥammad Mursī issued a constitutional declaration seeking retrials of former regime officials charged with murdering and attempted murdering of protesters. The declaration also contained an article immunizing all constitutional declarations and decrees issued by the president of the...
President Muḥammad Mursī issued a constitutional declaration seeking retrials of former regime officials charged with murdering and attempted murdering of protesters.
Objections to the president’s decrees caused tension and clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in a number of governorates, topped by a most heated Alexandria.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is maintaining its position regarding Mursī’s decrees today (November 24) as Bishop Pachomius and Pope Tawadros II are meeting to discuss the constitutional declaration while Coptic activists termed the decrees as a “setback that marks the beginning of the division of...
Coptic movements and groups expressed rejection against the constitutional declaration as a large number of them participated in the demonstrations while Christian intellectuals flatly refused the declaration which they termed as “division of the nation”.
Members of the judiciary in Alexandria started a sit-in on Friday (November 23) prior to their participation in extraordinary meetings of the Judges Clubs’ general assemblies scheduled to be held today (November 24) in protest over the recent decrees by President Mursī.
Reactions of Egyptians on the streets escalated over decrees by President Muhammad Mursī on Thursday (November 22) sacking the public prosecutor and immunizing his decisions as political, betraying deep divisions within the society as opponents termed them as “rehash of past dictatorship”. [Author...

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