President Obama named as Time"s "Person of the Year"

President Obama named as TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for the second time in four years TIME: 'Obama is the beneficiary and author of a new America' | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 Iconic: President Barack Obama has been named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2012 President Barack Obama has been named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, allowing him the honour for the second time in four years. The magazine cited the president's historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. 'He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of new America – a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of,' TIME editor Rick Stengel said as he announced the choice on the Today show on Wednesday.

Egypt protests: Courts in crisis as judges strike over "psychological assassination"

Egypt’s courts in crisis as judges strike over ‘psychological assassination’ and Morsi’s supporters block officials from entering courthouseProtests in Egypt over President Morsi's new degrees which extend immunity from courts to panel drafting new constitution 'It is the Egyptian judiciary’s blackest day on record,' courts said By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 Egypt’s top court said it was suspending its work indefinitely to protest against the ‘psychological assassination’ of its judges. The declaration came after supporters of the country’s Islamist president prevented the judges from entering the courthouse yesterday. The strike is the latest turn in a crisis pitting President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist allies against the mostly secular opposition.

Egypts courts in crisis as judges strike over psychological assassination and Morsis supporters block officials from entering courthouse

Egypt’s courts in crisis as judges strike over ‘psychological assassination’ and Morsi’s supporters block officials from entering courthouseProtests in Egypt over President Morsi's new degrees which extend immunity from courts to panel drafting new constitution 'It is the Egyptian judiciary’s blackest day on record,' courts said By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 3 December 2012 Egypt’s top court said it was suspending its work indefinitely to protest against the ‘psychological assassination’ of its judges. The declaration came after supporters of the country’s Islamist president prevented the judges from entering the courthouse yesterday. The strike is the latest turn in a crisis pitting President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist allies against the mostly secular opposition

Muslim Brotherhood "paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt" as thousands of demonstrators pour on to the…

Muslim Brotherhood 'paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt' as thousands of demonstrators pour on to the streets Activists claim there have been nearly 20 attacks in the last 10 days Country has seen rise in mob sex attacks on protestors in the last yearDemonstrators in Tahrir Square yesterday protested against a draft constitution approved by allies of President MorsiMuslim Brotherhood today marched in support of the president | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 1 December 2012 Egypt's ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo's Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers

Egypt"s Muslim-led assembly votes for draft constitution based on Islamic law as Christians and liberals boycott meeting

Egypt's Muslim-led assembly votes for draft constitution based on Islamic law as Christians and liberals boycott meetingEgypt's Muslim dominated assembly hurriedly approved a draft constitution that will retain the principles of Islamic law as the main source of legislationLiberal, leftist and Christian assembly members had withdrawn in protestCritics fear the draft charter could lead to legislation being overseen by Islamic clericsDocument is expected to be put to a nationwide referendum within the next 30 days | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 30 November 2012 Egypt's Muslim-led assembly has raced through approval of a new draft constitution without the participation of liberal and Christian members. Critics fear the move, which saw the assembly vote unanimously to retain the principles of Islamic law as the main source of legislation, could lead to restrictions on women's rights and freedom of speech.