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Egyptian state TV announces Mubarak in coma

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who is in custody in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, is in a coma, state television reported on Sunday, quoting his lawyer. “The former president is in a full coma after his health suddenly deteriorated,” the channel reported.…

Egypt’s former president Mubarak has cancer: lawyer

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, his defense lawyer said on Monday, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is fit enough to stand trial. “Mubarak has cancer and this was included in the last medical report,” said lawyer Farid el-Deeb.…

Egypt president, sons to be tried on August 3: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been ordered to face trial starting on August 3 in a Cairo criminal court for their role in killing protesters and for graft, judicial sources said. Mubarak, ousted on February 11 after mass demonstrations demanding he end…

Prosecutor orders Mubarak be moved to prison hospital

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered on Sunday that ousted President Hosni Mubarak be transferred to a prison hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him well enough to travel. Mubarak took refuge in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikhafter a popular uprising ended his 30-year rule. He now faces questioning over corruption and murder…

Mubarak summoned for questioning by public prosecutor

CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s public prosecutor on Sunday ordered ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons to be questioned over violence against protesters and alleged corruption, MENA state news agency reported. “The public prosecutor Abdel Magid Mahmud decided today to ask for the questioning of former president Hosni Mubarak and…

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…

US gives Egypt $150 mln to help with transition

WASHINGTON — The United States gave Egypt $150 million in crucial economic assistance on Thursday to help the key US ally transition towards democracy following the overthrow of longtime president Hosni Mubarak. “I am pleased to announce today that we will be reprogramming $150 million for Egypt to put ourselves…

‘I want to meet Mark Zuckerberg and thank him personally,’ Google exec tells CNN

Access to the Internet and specifically social networking site Facebook made a huge difference to Egyptians who succeeded on Friday in forcing former President Hosni Mubarak out of power. But how important was it? “First Tunisia, now Egypt,” began CNN host Wolf Blitzer. “What’s next?” “Ask Facebook,” answered Wael Ghonim,…

Swiss freeze possible Mubarak assets

ZURICH – Switzerland has frozen assets possibly belonging to Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down as president of Egypt Friday after 30 years of rule, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said. “I can confirm that Switzerland has frozen possible assets of the former Egyptian president with immediate effect,” spokesman Lars…

Despite concessions, thousands continue to protest in Egypt

Concessions made by Egypt’s vice president Sunday haven’t been enough to clear Cairo’s Tahrir Square of thousands of protesters. Vice President Omar Suleiman has promised to allow freedom of the press, to release detained protesters and eventually lift the country’s emergency laws, but demonstrators have pledged not to leave until…

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