Articles Tagged 'Hosni Mubarak'

Conflicting reports about whether Mubarak has died

June 20, 2012
CNN Wire Staff Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — 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

April 10, 2012
By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — Egypt’s 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 President 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 …

Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt’s Mubarak

January 5, 2012
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

August 3, 2011
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

July 13, 2011
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 President 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

April 14, 2011
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 that Hosni Mubarak, long a key U.S. ally… READ MORE

Sharm el-Sheikh long an escape for Mubarak

February 12, 2011
By 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

February 10, 2011
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

February 7, 2011
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

February 4, 2011
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.  The Friday rally follows days of bloody street battles… READ MORE

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