Egypt's Upper House Takes Power

President Mohamed Mursi is set to address Egypt's Shura Council, its upper house of parliament, on Saturday. The council, boosted by 90 appointees of Mursi, will act as a legislature and draft a new law for parliamentary elections.


Protester (file photo).

  • Egypt:  Morsi - I Shall Undertake Necessary Changes for Sake of Egypt

    Egypt State Information Service, 27 December 2012

    Addressing the nation on Wednesday 26/12/2012, President Mohamed Morsi said the Egyptian people have managed to demonstrate to the whole world that their time honored civilization ... read more »

  • Egypt:  ElBaradei Says New Constitution Void

    Aswat Masriya, 26 December 2012

    Nobel Laureate and prominent opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei has criticized Egypt's new constitution that was officially passed on Tuesday. read more »

  • Egypt:  Moussa Urges FJP to Approve His Initiative

    Aswat Masriya, 27 December 2012

    Head of the Conference Party Amr Moussa urged on Thursday the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) to approve the initiative he proposed and discuss it. read more »

  • Egypt:  Information Minister Calls for National Reconciliation, Even With Mubarak Aides

    Aswat Masriya, 27 December 2012

    Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud has called on all political forces including members of Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party "to turn the page on the past." read more »

  • Egypt:  SCC Convenes With Fewer Judges

    Egypt State Information Service, 27 December 2012

    The Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) convened its general assembly for the first time on Thursday 27/12/2012 following the removal of seven judges as mandated by the recently ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Mursi Puts New Constitution Into Effect

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 26 December 2012

    The Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi signed a decree Tuesday night that put the new constitution into effect after the Supreme Election Commission announced the official results of ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Mubarak Moved to Military Hospital

    Aswat Masriya, 27 December 2012

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was transferred to a military hospital on Thursday due to health deterioration. read more »

  • Egypt:  Defense Minister Reiterates Army's Neutrality

    Egypt State Information Service, 25 December 2012

    Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi stressed on Monday 24/12/2012 that the Egyptian army is the real guarantee of security in the country and that the Armed Forces are only ... read more »