Middle East

Nov 26, 2012

The next pharaoh: Morsi ‘protects’ the revolution

The Arab Spring feels far away with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issuing a decree last week which granted him absolute authority, infuriating many of Egypt's liberals.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Liberals — and the US State Department — have expressed concern at Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s decree last week in which he granted himself absolute authority.

A young Islamist has been killed in clashes with protesters outside a local Muslim Brotherhood office in Alexandria, Egypt after thousands took to the streets over the weekend to protest the decree.

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