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.
Two months before 43 students disappeared in Iguala, 31 high school students in Cocula, were captured.
The blast wounded 33 Afghan bystanders and destroyed three cars, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
Abu Marzouq said the current unity government was unable to run the affairs of the Gaza Strip due to "lack of a political will"
The bill, approved by parliament last month, gives the authorities the power to arrest without first obtaining judicial warrants.
The United Nations launches $405 million appeal for humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.
Berlin refrains from an open criticism of controversial Jewish state bill of Israeli government
Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation criticizes new 'anti-terror' proposals
Salah, a Palestinian who lives in northern Israel, is an outspoken opponent of Israel's settlement construction policies
Erdogan Boz, a board member of the Federation of Caucasian Associations, was reportedly banned from entering Russia
Dervis Eroglu says there cannot be another 50 years without a solution on the disputed Cyprus island.
Colombian president confirms release of hostages and orders a suspension of military operations in the area.
He said that the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian people were a source of strength to the South African people during their struggle against the apartheid.
Ibrahim Ghandour, an assistant of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accused Israel of backing the Sudanese opposition and working to destabilize Sudan.
Agreements on battleships and fighter jets go ahead in Paris despite opposition from right groups
EC president's plan to revive EU economy comes under attack for being based on €21bn of reallocated funds and theoretically luring private investors
Valerie Amos frequently urged the Security Council to immediately act to ensure more humanitarian access in Syria.