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Work begins on revising Egypt's constitution

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Egypt’s interim prime minister was joined by a panel of experts on Sunday to begin revising the country’s Islamist-tinged constitution.

It is the first step towards fresh elections after the removal of Mohamed Mursi as president.

The original constitution was approved in a referendum last year but critics said it failed to protect human rights and social justice.

The work began against a backdrop of further protests – thousands of female Mursi supporters held a rally calling for the ousted president’s reinstatement.

On the whole the weekend was marked by an absence of violence in Cairo, however in the Sinai peninsula three members of Egypt’s security forces were killed yesterday – the latest in a string of attacks blamed on Islamist militants opposed to the army.