Egypt's Mursi 'reaching out for a compromise'
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is due to meet senior judges to try to ease the crisis over the extension of his powers.
A decree giving him sweeping new powers was announced on Thursday, sparking violent nationwide protests and leading to a 9% drop in Egypt's stock market.
The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says that it appears President Mursi is now "reaching out for a compromise".
- From the section Middle East