Sunday, Feb. 14
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces shoot, critically injure 14-year-old girl
  2. Palestinian teen killed after alleged stabbing attempt near Bethlehem
  3. Israeli troops detain nine in West Bank overnight raids
  4. Hebron woman killed by Israeli forces died due to lack of treatment
  5. Rafah crossing opens for second day as Gaza calls for extension
  6. Israeli forces kill two Palestinians teens near Jenin
  7. Hundreds rush to southern Gaza Strip after Egypt opens Rafah crossing
  8. Palestinian National Initiative holds Gaza sit-in for al-Qiq
  9. Quartet: Significant steps needed to avoid deterioration on the ground
  10. Israeli army threatens village after residents protest settler road

Sharia status unchanged in Egypt draft constitution

Nov. 29, 2012 3:04 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 29, 2012 8:18 P.M.)
CAIRO (Reuters) -- The assembly drafting Egypt's new constitution voted on Thursday to keep "principles of sharia" - Islamic law - as the main source of legislation, language unchanged from the previous constitution in force under former President Hosni Mubarak.

The issue was the subject of a long dispute between hardline Salafi Islamists and liberals in the assembly which will vote on each of 234 articles in the draft constitution before it is sent to President Mohamed Mursi for approval.

After that, Mursi must put it to a popular referendum.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2016