Rival protesters clash outside the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Anti-government demonstrators want the sharia-based draft constitution scrapped.
Two years after a coup ousted Egypt's first freely elected president, a court is set to deliver a verdict against Mohammed Morsi on charges of inciting the killing of protesters. Kristen McTighe reports from Cairo.
Egypt's Administrative Court has suspended parliamentary elections scheduled to begin on March 22. The country's election committee is expected to set a new date for the polls.
The election of political veteran Essebsi as Tunisia's first ever democratic president is a vital milestone on the way to the establishment of a true Arab democracy, says DW's Loay Mudhoon.
Tunisia has approved a government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes and including Islamist rivals. The parliament's vote comes after landmark free elections last fall in the birthplace of the Arab revolutions of 2011.