Egypt's Copts quit constitution drafting panel
are Copts. A former member of the church's administrative affairs body, Nabil Mirhom, and the Coptic Pope's lawyer, Magdy Shenouda, were both nominated as symbolic representatives to the panel and both have withdrawn, according to Sidhom. They
Debt Forecast Downgrades Obama Re-Election Chances
anything happening now, I think that will be regaining that position that we've had for years and years and years." -- Menha Bakhoum , spokeswoman for Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talking to the Wall Street Journal about Egypt's decision to reestablish
Protesters Across U.S. Offer Support to Egyptians
Saturday by relatives and supporters at protests in major American cities. "Mubarak will go. If not today, then tomorrow," Magdy Al-Abady, 39, of Chicago, said during a demonstration downtown in front of the Egyptian consulate's office. The genomics
Strikes in Egypt Add to Governmental Pressure
fled Egypt amid the chaos, taking with them an important facet of the nation's economy. Meanwhile, the newly appointed culture minister, Gabr Asfour, resigned his post for health reasons, according to government spokesman Magdy Rady.