Crisis in Egypt

Associated Press
Egyptian protesters opposed to president Mohammed Morsi try to breach a building used by Morsi supporters during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi clashed across Egypt on Friday, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator.(AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

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Islamists backing a new constitution for Egypt claimed victory Dec. 16 in the first leg of a referendum, but the opposition alleged polling violations and called for nationwide protests ahead of next week's elections.

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