Hosni Mubarak

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Mubarak May Be Free Soon as Court Drops Charges

Ousted Egyptian leader still has time left on a previous conviction

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak won a huge court victory today that could soon make the 86-year-old former Egyptian leader a free man. A judge dismissed charges that held Mubarak responsible for the killing of hundreds of protesters in the final days of his rule in 2011, reports Reuters . The judge also dropped... More »

Mubarak to Court: 'My Conscience Is at Rest'

Former Egyptian president's retrial is expected to be decided in a few weeks

(Newser) - With his retrial drawing to a close, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom in a hospital bed yesterday to testify about the 2011 killings of protesters, reports Reuters . Not only did the 86-year-old, who wore blue prison garb, say history would vindicate him, he said his... More »

Mubarak Ally Named Egypt's Prime Minister

Outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mehlib takes interim gig

(Newser) - Egypt has a new prime minister—and he is, of all people, the housing minister. Interim president Adly Mansour today asked 65-year-old Ibrahim Mehlib, a former construction magnate and Hosni Mubarak ally, to form a government in the wake of the mass resignation of the previous government. Minutes after the... More »

Mubarak Freed From Prison

He's now under house arrest at military hospital

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak, wearing a white shirt and loafers while flashing a smile, was released from prison today and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest . Footage on private TV stations showed the helicopter carrying the 85-year-old Mubarak landing at the... More »

Mubarak Will Leave Prison—for House Arrest

Prime minister says deposed leader won't be entirely free in Egypt

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak is expected to be released from prison as early as tomorrow, but he won't exactly be a free man: He'll be under house arrest. That announcement came hours after a court ordered Mubarak be released for the first time since he was first detained in April... More »

Mubarak Back in Prison

Supporters try to block move from military hospital

(Newser) - Hundreds of Hosni Mubarak fans last night crowded into the road in front of the military hospital where he had been staying, attempting to block or at least delay his transfer back to prison, Egyptian state news reported today. Chants of "We love you Mubarak!" and "Down,... More »

Mubarak Re-Emerges, Looks Healthier

He makes first appearance in a year in court case

(Newser) - Things seems to be looking up for ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. He made his first public appearance in about a year today and looked noticeably healthier, maybe even a little cocky, according to several media accounts. Mubarak showed up for the start of his retrial on charges that he... More »

Oops! Palestinian President Mixes Up Morsi, Mubarak

Mahmoud Abbas catches himself at last second

(Newser) - Awkward. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas mixed up the names of Egypt's democratically elected president and his ousted authoritarian predecessor when he tried to thank his hosts at an Islamic summit in Cairo today. Abbas intended to thank Egypt for supporting the Palestinian cause. He began by saying "President... More »

Egypt Tumult Rages a 5th Day

Opposition rejects Morsi's call for a dialogue

(Newser) - Despite President Mohamed Morsi declaring a state of emergency yesterday, protests are raging in Cairo and other parts of Egypt for a fifth consecutive day today, the New York Times reports. Marchers in Port Said, one of three provinces where Morsi declared a curfew, said they no longer recognize his... More »

Egypt Orders Mubarak Retrial

Could present political peril for successor Mohammed Morsi

(Newser) - A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence, today ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The judge also overturned the conviction... More »

Ex-Dictator Hosni Mubarak Returning to Hospital

No details released about 84-year-old's health problems

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak is heading back to the hospital, reports CNN , this time with cracked ribs and a head injury after he reportedly slipped in a prison bathroom this month. Mubarak spent a month hospitalized over the summer with health problems, and at one point was rumored to have fallen into... More »

Is Morsi a Dictator at Heart?

Two views on whether he and the Muslim Brotherhood duped the West

(Newser) - Mohamed Morsi's bid to put himself above the courts, at least temporarily , has protesters filling Tahrir Square again and commenters debating whether he's been a dictator-in-waiting all along. Two views on that subject:
  • Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times : Morsi is no moderate and never has been, no matter
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100 Injured in New Egypt Protests

Fights break out between Morsi supporters, opponents

(Newser) - Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt's new Islamist president clashed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday in the first such violence since Mohammed Morsi took office more than three months ago, as liberal and secular activists erupted with anger accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to take... More »

Egypt Court Acquits 'Camel Battle' Plotters

Mubarak loyalists not guilty of savage attack on protesters

(Newser) - An Egyptian court yesterday acquitted 24 loyalists of ousted President Hosni Mubarak who had been accused of organizing one of the most dramatic attacks on protesters during last year's uprising, the "Camel Battle," in which assailants on horses and camels charged into crowds in Cairo's Tahrir... More »

Mubarak's No. 2 Dies in US

Omar Suleiman was undergoing medical tests in Cleveland

(Newser) - Omar Suleiman, former vice president, spy chief, and trusted associate of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, died early today in a US hospital after a sudden illness. "He was fine," an aide tells Reuters . "It came suddenly while he was having medical tests in Cleveland." No... More »

Egypt: Mubarak Must Return to Prison

He's healthy enough to leave military hospital: committee

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak is healthy enough to leave the military hospital where he's been staying and return to prison, Egypt's public prosecutor says. Mubarak had moved to the hospital last month amid mixed health reports: While some said he was "clinically dead," his lawyer said he'd... More »

Lawyer: Mubarak Just Fell in the Bathroom

But lawyer says he is applying to get him out of prison for medical reasons

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak's lawyer says that, reports to the contrary , Egypt's ex-despot did not suffer a stroke and heart attack that left him on the brink of death. He just fell down in the prison bathroom. "We were surprised at what we can call a media mania in... More »

Mubarak on Life Support

Military denies ex-leader is 'clinically dead' as both candidates declare victory

(Newser) - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, officials said. The state news agency MENA said Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital, and that doctors used a... More »

Court OKs Mubarak PM's Run, Dissolves Parliament

Despite legislation banning old regime figures from running for office

(Newser) - Big election-related news out of Egypt: Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister is still in the presidential race, but all of parliament is out on its head. Legislation had barred former regime figures from running for office, but today's ruling gives Ahmed Shafiq the green light to engage in... More »

Mubarak Now Well Enough to Eat Jelly

Seriously.

(Newser) - Yesterday, he had apparently gone into "full coma" mode and was having his heart jolted. But today, Hosni Mubarak is apparently well enough to eat jelly. State media reported that he actually got back on the light-foods diet yesterday (citing, specifically, jelly), and was taken outside the prison hospital... More »

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