A prominent Gulf-based Muslim cleric called on Saudi Arabia to stop backing Egypt`s military-dominated authorities, accusing them of using Saudi money to kill Egyptians protesting at the overthrow in July of an elected Islamist president.
Egypt`s new constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, state media reported on Thursday, an expected victory that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ever closer to a bid for the presidency.
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak`s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, said in a television interview broadcast on Thursday that he would run for president if the army chief does not contest elections.
In Egypt, it no longer appears to be a question of if, but when Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will declare his candidacy for president. For the second time in three days, local media reported on Monday that Sisi had finally made up his mind.
Egypt`s former Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, will face trial on January 28 over a mass jail break in 2011, one of three cases against him since he was ousted by the army in July, judicial sources said.
Relations between the United States and Egypt are now in turmoil and the entire Middle East could suffer, the Egyptian foreign minister said in remarks made a week after Washington moved to curtail military aid to Cairo.
The Muslim Brotherhood has proven a failure in Egypt, Syria`s Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said on Monday, as Egyptian protesters demonstrated for a second consecutive day against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
Visiting Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi met top Indian Muslim leaders and asked them to play a more positive role, stressing there is no other country in the world that is as multi-religious as India.