Egypt's President Mursi claims new powers
23 November 2012 Last updated at 02:47 GMT
Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.
The declaration also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution.
Mr Mursi's supporters say the move is designed to protect Egypt's revolution but opposition groups have called for mass protests on Friday.
Farhana Darwood reports.