1. EGYPT

    Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Majority

    Egyptian Parliament Speaker Saad el-Katani presides over a brief session of Parliament, the first since the country's high court ruled the chamber unconstitutional, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament convened Tuesday in defiance of a ruling by the country's highest court and swiftly voted to seek a legal opinion on the decision that invalidated the chamber over apparent election irregularities. (AP Photo)

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    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wants to give everyone a seat at the table, newly elected party leader Saad al-Katani said in an interview meant to assuage fears over his group’s influence. The Islamist party has gained increasing prominence in post-Mubarak Egypt over the past year, with former member Mohamed Morsi winning the presidency and the party securing a leading role in Parliament. While many have expressed unease at the Islamist group’s new power, al-Katani said he would seek alliances with other parties to create an inclusive majority in the country’s ruling body.

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