World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt will have a new constitution drafted by the end of September and ready to be submitted to a nationwide referendum, the country's prime minister said Saturday.
Hisham Kandil did not specify a date for the referendum, though, according to Egypt's MENA state news agency.
The drafting of a new constitution has been a highly divisive issue in Egypt since last year's uprising that ousted longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi has said that if the 100-member panel currently drafting the document does not finish its work for whatever reason, he will appoint a new one within 15 days and give it three weeks to finish its work. The draft will then be put to a vote in a national referendum within 30 days.
Separately, Morsi's spokesman announced Saturday a number of presidential advisors from the around 15 that will be appointed by the president. The president has yet to name a vice president, but has promised to be inclusive.
Some of the names announced as advisors were a mix of opposition figures, and included women and a Coptic Christian. Among them is Egyptian journalist Sakina Fouad, who is a member of the opposition Democratic Front Party, Samir Morcos, a Coptic Christian official, and Essam al-Haddad of the Brotherhood.
U.S. President said that the priority of the U.S. is to make sure that the gains that ISIL has made in Iraq are rolled back
Two miners may have been killed in the collapse at the Bonanza mining project, about 260 miles (420 km) northeast of the capital Managua
The red warning code indicates that an eruption is imminent or underway, with a risk of ash.
Kenya recently identified eight new offshore exploration blocks available for licensing, and all but one of them are located in the contested area.
The questions surrounding Akong Rinpoche's death underscore the distrust that many Tibetans have of the Chinese government.
Kiev has accused Russian troops of illegally entering eastern Ukraine and, backed by its U.S. and European allies, has said it will fight to defend its soil.
“I think Israeli people wants more Palestinian to be killed,” Elifelet Sara, 31 year-old Israeli Jew tells AA.
In a statement on its website, the government said that it places itself "at the disposal" of the Libyan parliament and voiced hope the legislature would pick a new government that "represents all segments of the Libyan people."
The defendants faced several charges, including assaulting security personnel and illegally demonstrating in Upper Egypt's Minya province.
Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa soured last year over Ethiopia's construction of a $6.4-billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said that he top commander of the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades Mohamed Deif is safe despite losing his wife and daughter in an Israeli attack.
On Thursday, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders and that negotiators are set to demarcate the borders.
The self-styled IIslamic State group had threatened to start killing soldiers as of Wednesday.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has declared Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons totally destroyed.
The largest increase in rates of heroin overdoses was seen in the city's wealthiest neighborhoods
The exercise, called Ample Strike 2014, will involve 1,400 troops including 300 foreign soldiers from 11 NATO member countries and around 30 aircraft