Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday ordered the surprise retirement of his powerful defence minister and scrapped a constitutional document which handed sweeping powers to the military.
- 13 August, 2012 -- Rifts in Egypt army enabled Morsi to make his move: analysts
Rifts among Egypt's top brass and the blow to the army's prestige dealt by a deadly raid in the Sinai gave President Mohamed Morsi the opportunity to sideline his powerful defence minister, analysts say.
- 22 December, 2012 -- Egypt’s disputed charter headed toward approval
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamist-backed constitution headed toward likely approval in a final round of voting on Saturday, but the deep divisions it has opened up threaten to fuel continued turmoil.
- 10 August, 2012 -- Egypt beefs up troops in Sinai to quell Islamists
Egypt massed troops and carried out arrests on Friday to quell Islamist militants in Sinai as President Mohamed Morsi visited an outpost where militants killed 16 soldiers, prompting the unprecedented crackdown.
- 24 June, 2012 -- Shafiq, ex-Egypt PM, loses to Islamist
Ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq, who lost to Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt's presidential run-off, is a retired general and Mubarak-era figure reviled by activists who spearheaded the 2011 revolt.
- 28 November, 2012 -- Egypt mass protests challenge Islamist president
The same chants used against Hosni Mubarak were turned against his successor Tuesday as more than 200,000 people packed Egypt's Tahrir Square in the biggest challenge yet to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.