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Egyptians appear to back charter but Opposition alleges vote fraud

Egypt's main opposition bloc on Sunday alleged widespread fraud and called for mass protests after preliminary results showed supporters of a controversial draft constitution winning a solid majority in the first round of balloting.

Egyptians vote on divisive Islamist-backed constitution

With their nation's future at stake, Egyptians lined up today to vote on a draft constitution after weeks of turmoil that have left them deeply divided between Islamist supporters of the charter and those who fear it will usher in religious rule.

Hamdeen Sabbahy (C), former independent Nasserist candidate in Egypt's presidential elections, gives a speech in Cairo’s landmark Tahrir square on November 30, 2012, as demonstrators stage a sit-in protest against a decree by President Mohamed Morsi granting himself broad powers that shield his decisions from judicial review.

Opponents of Egypt's Morsi-backed charter urge 'no' vote instead of boycott

Egypt's fractious opposition urged its supporters Wednesday to vote "no" on a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution but left open the possibility of boycotting Saturday's vote altogether if several conditions were not met.

Masked gunmen attack opposition protesters as crowds gather for rallies in Egypt

'At least 11 protesters were wounded in the pre-dawn attack'

An opposition protester outside the presidential palace

Egypt's Morsi rescinds decree

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi early Sunday annulled most of an extraordinary decree that gave him near-absolute power and has plunged this nation into a deeply divisive political crisis.

A protester crosses a barbed wire fence near the presidential palace in Cairo yesterday

Signs of retreat by Morsi after thousands protest against vote

Both sides have been accused of using firearms during protests that left six dead

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal, front left, alongside Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza yesterday

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Hamas' exiled political leader pledges to work with Fatah on his first visit to Gaza since 1967

An Egyptian army tank near the presidential palace yesterday

Morsi rolls out the tanks as Cairo braces for further violence

Rights groups claim Muslim Brotherhood's use of shotguns led to escalation of clashes

Egyptian Army tanks deploy near the presidential palace to secure the site of overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo

Egyptian military halts Cairo clashes after seven are killed

Egypt's Republican Guard restored order around the presidential palace after fierce overnight clashes killed seven people, but passions ran high in a struggle over the country's future.

Protesters unfurl a flag as they march on the presidential palace

Egyptians take anti-Morsi protests to presidential palace

Tens of thousands of protesters massed outside the presidential palace and in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Tuesday, as Egyptians voiced their opposition to President Mohammed Morsi for a 12th straight day.

Supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi wave their national flag as they celebrate in front of the Egyptian high court in Cairo

Egypt's High Court suspends work as political crisis deepens

Egypt's top judges suspended work indefinitely after Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi swarmed the highest court Sunday, chanting "We will not leave!" shouting insults and blocking the judges from entering on the day they had been expected to dissolve the country's Islamist-dominated constitution-writing panel.

Islamists rally behind Morsi as Egypt's rifts widen

Islamist crowds demonstrated in Cairo today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is racing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.

Islamist-led assembly votes on Egypt constitution

The vote escalates a confrontation that has already thrown Egypt into turmoil

Cairo clashes erupt ahead of rally

Egyptian protesters and police have clashed in Cairo ahead of a massive rally by opponents of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi demanding he rescinds decrees that granted him near-absolute powers.

Tensions rise in crisis talks between Egypt's president and judiciary over seizure of powers

Top judges try to hammer out U-turn with Morsi in wake of public fury at constitutional decree

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