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Ousted Egyptian president Mubarak hospitalized

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 82, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, state television reported, two days after he was summoned to take part in a probe by the public prosecutor. Mubarak, ousted on February 11 after 30 years in office, was summoned by the public prosecutor on Sunday…

Mubarak says he’s victim of defamation

CAIRO – Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said he was a victim of defamation and threatened lawsuits in his first comments since he was ousted in a popular uprising, aired Sunday on Al-Arabiya television. The former president said he was prepared to assist any investigations into his family’s alleged assets…

Uganda says it would consider granting asylum to Gaddafi

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda would consider an asylum application from Libyanleader Muammar Gaddafi, as it would for anyone seeking refuge in the east African country, a minister said on Wednesday. Al Arabiya television reported that Uganda would welcome Gaddafi after Western and other states suggested the Libyan leader should go into exile to end…

UN approves use of force in Libya, Gaddafi vows to crush opposition

TRIPOLI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations authorized Western-led attacks on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, as he vowed to crush Libya’s revolt with “no mercy, no pity” and rebels pleaded for military aid before time runs out. French sources said action could follow in hours, and could include France, Britain, possibly…

Egypt protesters undeterred by crackdown threat

CAIRO – Thousands more Egyptian demonstrators joined a mounting tide of protest against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime on Thursday, despite stark threats of a government crackdown. The revolt now holds two permanent protest camps in Cairo, blocking both the parliament building and the city’s iconic Tahrir Square with noisy rallies…

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