Articles Tagged 'Hosni Mubarak'
Conflicting reports about whether Mubarak has died
CNN Wire Staff Cairo, Egypt (CNN)
Â — Reports conflicted Wednesday over whether the 84-year-old former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was clinically dead.
The state-run Middle East News Agency, citing medical sources, said he was declared clinically dead shortly after arriving late Tuesday at a military hospital in Cairo, where he had been taken after suffering a stroke and… READ MORE
Old and new Egypt compete in presidential race
By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles TimesCAIROÂ â€”Â Egypt’sÂ curious gallery of presidential candidates reveals how much the nation has changed yet how deeply it still echoes with voices connected to the repressive rule of deposed PresidentÂ Hosni Mubarak.
The country’s revolution brought new faces, including Khairat Shater, onetime political prisoner now running as a candidate for the Muslim Brotherhood. But … READ MORE
Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt’s Mubarak
By Yasmine Saleh | Reuters
CAIRO – Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for former president Hosni Mubarak and other defendants including his two sons and the former interior minister for their role in the killing of protesters in the uprising that swept him from power.
Many Egyptians hope the trial will heal some of the scars of Mubarak’s… READ MORE
Trial of fallen Mubarak grips Egyptians, Arabs
By Marwa Awad and Shaimaa Fayed
CAIRO/SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Egyptians were enthralled on Wednesday by the unprecedented sight of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, a leader of the Arab world for three decades and now the Arab Spring’s biggest scalp, being wheeled into a courtroom cage for his trial.
Outside the courtroom they watched on a big… READ MORE
Thousands rally for Egypt military chief’s ouster
The Times of India
CAIRO: Thousands of Egyptians rallied on Tuesday for the downfall of Egypt’s military leader, as anger mounts over the army’s handling of a transition from the country’s former autocratic regime.
Five months after a popular uprising ousted PresidentÂ Hosni Mubarak, activists fear their revolution is in jeopardy and accuse the ruling military council of keeping an… READ MORE
Mubarak’s arrest a watershed moment for Egypt
By Patrick J. McDonnell and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
For almost three decades he wielded unquestioned power, a seemingly invincible figure ruling with a sense of privilege and ruthlessness that epitomized autocrats across the Middle East.
Even when mass protests improbably forced him from power in February, it appeared highly unlikely thatÂ Hosni Mubarak, long a key U.S. ally… READ MORE
Sharm el-Sheikh long an escape for Mubarak
ByÂ Janine Zacharia, The Washington Post
JERUSALEM – At the lowest moment of his political life, Hosni Mubarak was reported to retreat on Friday to a place from which both he and Egyptians have drawn special pride – the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula.
Once a sleepy fishing village, it is now a place of five-star… READ MORE
Egyptian foreign minister rejects US intervention
Chris McGreal, The Guardian
The Egyptian leadership is resisting American pressure for rapid political reform, again warning that mass demonstrations and spreading strikes calling for President Hosni Mubarak’s immediate resignation could lead to a military coup.
The country’s foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, rejected Washington’s demand for concrete actions to show that major change is under way, saying that Washington… READ MORE
Al Jazeera English gains cachet in U.S. during Egypt rallies
By David Lieberman, USA Today
There has been a cloud over Qatar-based television news service Al Jazeera English since its launch in late 2006. An Arab channel about world affairs seemed too arcane, and potentially controversial, to cable and satellite companies here. Most declined to carry the channel.
That cloud may be lifting as the world waits to see what… READ MORE
Egyptians Gather for ‘Day of Departure’ Protests
Luis Ramirez | VOANews
Thousands of anti-government protesters in Egypt have launched a new push to oust embattled President Hosni Mubarak. They have gathered for a rally at Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
In the air, and on the ground, the Egyptian army took up positions to guard the entrance to Tahrir square.Â The Friday rally follows days of bloody street battles… READ MORE