Thursday, Nov. 26
Latest News
  1. Israeli soldier killed in West Bank bus accident
  2. Al-Issawiya falling into 'economic recession' as shops face fines
  3. Israeli navy boats open fire at Palestinian fishermen
  4. Knesset bill to jail minors on terror charges passes 1st vote
  5. Palestinian shot dead after alleged attack at Nablus checkpoint
  6. Israeli forces kill Palestinian northwest of Jerusalem during clashes
  7. Israeli forces kill Palestinian northwest of Jerusalem during clashes
  8. Palestinian teen shot 2 weeks previously dies from wounds
  9. Palestinian shot after attacking Israeli soldier dies from injuries
  10. Israeli forces detain 4 teens from al-Issawiya

Egypt assembly convenes to vote on constitution

Nov. 29, 2012 2:37 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 29, 2012 8:18 P.M.)
CAIRO (Reuters) -- The assembly writing Egypt's new constitution convened on Thursday to start voting on the final draft, a move the Muslim Brotherhood hopes will help end a crisis ignited by a decree expanding President Mohamed Mursi's powers.

"May God bless us on this day," Hossam el-Gheriyani, the assembly speaker, said at the start of the session.

The assembly will vote on each of 234 articles in the draft constitution, before it is sent to Mursi for approval. After that, Mursi must to put it to a popular referendum.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015