Egypt's dissolved Parliament convenes, defying court ruling
Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament convened today in defiance of the powerful military and the judiciary, following a decree by newly-elected President Mohamed Morsi to reinstate the assembly.
"We are gathered today to review the court rulings, the ruling of the Supreme Constitutional Court," which ordered the court invalid, speaker Saad al-Katatni said.
"I want to stress, we are not contradicting the ruling, but looking at a mechanism for the implementation of the ruling of the respected court. There is no other agenda today," he added.