Following a vote at Al-Azhar, Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam has been chosen as Egypt's new Grand Mufti; President Mohamed Morsi must approve the choice.
Eight-point initiative to exit political crisis to be presented to President Morsi's national dialogue meeting on Wednesday.
Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel-Karim chosen as Egypt's new grand mufti; President Morsi yet to approve the decision.
Opinion poll shows president continues to lose voters' confidence in urban areas and among youth but still enjoys sizable support in poorer, rural areas.
Islamists appear more divided than ever in terms of their stances on Egypt's embattled presidency and the Muslim Brotherhood from which it hails.
Senior Egyptian clerics are set to send the name of a proposed candidate for the position of the Grand Mufti, replacing outgoing Ali Gomaa, to President Morsi.
Disagreements emerged in the discussion on the status of Al Azhar during a session of the Shura council.
New front made up of Islamists and some non-Islamists, including Ghad Al-Thawra Party head Ayman Nour, formed to 'end bloodshed' and achieve goals of revolution
A court orders the Egyptian government to ban all websites that published the controversial anti-Islam film for a period of one month.
The AUC-hosted debate between political satirist Bassem Youssef and Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya’s Nageh Ibrahim was surprisingly amicable.