President Morsi's Spokesman Claims Military Coup Is Under Way In Egypt
UPDATE: Presidential Spokesman Gehad El-Haddad has tweeted that Egypt is in the midst of a "full military coup." Mohammed Morsi says he remains committed to the idea of "roadmap" to reconciliation and a coalition government in Egypt, but he's not going anywhere.
The 23 Most Striking Photographs From Protests In Egypt
The Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi issued as decree on Thursday granting himself a broad range of new powers, virtually eliminating any checks on his rule and enraging many Egyptians and sparking immediate street protests. His supporters have staged counter rallies, and the two groups are clashing on the streets of a polarized Egypt.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Defend's President's "Power Grab" On Twitter
Egypt's Islamist president seized vast new "temporary" powers Thursday. On Twitter, the Muslim Brotherhood's official account defended him from critics, including a Hunter College student, Abe, and a fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Hussein Ibish.