Egypt: Clashes between the supporters and opponents have erupted in Egypt after President Mohamed Morsi granted himself sweeping powers.
Morsi has issued a decree preventing any court of the country from overturning him, but says ‘he is still with the revolution and Egyptian people’.
Protestors have started gathering at the famous Tahrir Square, saying they will not go away until the decision is withdrawn. There have also been reports of burning down of Iqwan-al-Muslimon (Muslim Brotherhood) in the country.
The Islamist Mohamed Morsi became head of the state on June 29, 2012, promising a ‘new era’ and ending about six decades of military rule on the country.