Egypt president, judges compromising on reform law
Cairo: The Egyptian president's office is indicating a compromise has been reached with the judiciary to defuse an uproar over a proposed law that would have forced out thousands of the country's most senior judges.
President Mohammed Mursi met on Sunday with five top judges after more than a week of bitter arguing between Islamists and some in the judiciary over the disputed bill, which would lower the retirement age.
The president's allies say the courts are filled with loyalists of the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak. The opposition accuses Mursi's backers of calling for reform of the judiciary as a cover to install their own supporters.
After the meeting, a statement from the president's office said Mursi is launching a conference to include judges in any laws about the justice system.