December 15, 2012
Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was injured when he slipped in a prison shower, while serving a life sentence, on Saturday, 15 December, as his country mills around polling stations to vote in a constitution referendum.
While Egyptians from the first tranche of voters voted as accusations flew of violations and seculars and Copts barred from polling stations, the results won't become crystallized till the second half have voted next week, 22 December.
After weeks of political turmoil with nation-wide rallies against President Morsi and fatal clashes between rival protesters, 10 governorates vote on controversial national charter in referendum first round.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation Friday afternoon, following the attorney general's decision to indict him on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Egyptians are voting on a new constitution supported by the ruling Islamists but bitterly contested by a secular-leaning opposition that failed to scupper the referendum with mass protests.
December 14, 2012
Clashes have erupted in Alexandria, Egypt, in front of the Qaed Ibrahim mosque and along the nearby corniche between several thousand opponents and supporters of the draft constitution.
Spanish officials say they have frozen $24.6 million in cash and investments in Spain belonging to toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family.
Egypt's Islamist Coalition on Thursday announced plans to stage a million-man rally in Cairo today in support of President Mohamed Morsi's "democratic legitimacy" and Egypt's draft constitution.
December 13, 2012
A UN rights commissioner says he is appalled as Yemen executes a second child this year.
Alber Saber, a Coptic Christian turned atheist, is sentenced to three years for posting links to an anti-Islam movie online.
December 10, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has issued a law granting army officers the authority to make arrests, until 15 December.
December 9, 2012
A major Egyptian opposition party has said that, despite the decision to scrap the controversial decree giving President Morsi extensive new powers, "confrontation" will continue, the state-run MENA news agency reported on Sunday.
The Gulf's Arab Spring allergy may have just come to the fore: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, speaking on behalf of the Gulf states, has shared the GCC's zero tolerance for Arab Spring-like unrest.
Morsi has cancelled the controversial decree he issued on November 22, granting himself extensive new powers. However, the referendum on the new constitution will go ahead as planned.
December 8, 2012
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi may delay a controversial constitutional referendum, slated for 15 December, if the opposition accepts dialogue without preconditions, Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki said on Friday.