December 16, 2012 The outcome is unofficial at this point as the government has said it will not announce official results until the referendum concludes in the rest of Egypt next Saturday. Though voting counts differed, most major supporters and opponents of the constitution reported it had received a majority "yes" vote.
December 14, 2012 Islamist groups have been well-organized and have been winning the political battles to create a new Egypt. This could propel them to a victory in the vote on the new constitution when balloting begins Saturday.
December 9, 2012 The move came a day after President Mohammed Morsi annulled a decree that gave him sweeping new powers last month, but said he would go ahead with the Dec. 15 referendum. At a news conference Sunday, the coalition group said the draft constitution "does not represent the Egyptian people."
December 8, 2012 The referendum on the draft constitution is still set for Dec. 15, an official said in an overnight news conference. President Mohammed Morsi had been planning to give up those extra powers then.
December 6, 2012 More demonstrations — and likely more clashes — are expected, even as President Mohammed Morsi called for a Saturday meeting with opposition groups.
November 30, 2012 Early Friday, Islamists approved a draft that critics are calling the "Muslim Brotherhood constitution." Protesters are also rallying against President Mohammed Morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers.
November 28, 2012 The crowd in Tahrir Square is much smaller today. Police have fired tear gas again in an effort to disperse those who are angry about President Mohammed Morsi's decrees giving him more power. Much larger protests may resume, though, on Friday.
November 27, 2012 President Mohammed Morsi's power grab has angered many Egyptians and led many of those who filled the streets during the Arab Spring to renew their protests. The clashes are expected to continue throughout the day.
November 26, 2012 The decree, which granted the Egyptian president sweeping power, unleashed mass protests. Today, Mohammed Morsi softened his language, but stood his ground, saying the decree will not change.
November 18, 2012 Officials say the disputed plot of land on Qursayah island on the Nile River is owned by the armed forces but was illegally seized by local residents. Sunday's violence was the first known street battle involving the army since President Mohammed Morsi took office in June.
November 7, 2012 Egypt and other countries in the Arab world have never permitted pornography, though individuals can sometimes gain online access. Now Egypt's prosecutor is calling for a crackdown on all Internet porn.
September 14, 2012 The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.
September 13, 2012 The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?