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Egypt’s Mubarak unfit for prison move: prosecutor

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday ousted President Hosni Mubarak was not in a condition to be transferred to a prison hospital and would remain in a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh for the time being. The prosecutor said in a statement that a medical team had concluded “not to transfer the patient…

Former Egypt dictator and sons to be tried over killings, corruption

CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were on Tuesday referred to a criminal court on charges of ordering the killings of anti-regime protesters and graft, the public prosecutor’s office said. The prosecutor’s office said that Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal have been charged…

Lara Logan opens up about her sexual assault in Egypt

Lara Logan spoke to Scott Pelley of CBS’ “60 Minutes” about her sexual assault in Cairo during February’s popular uprising, in an interview that aired Sunday night. Logan was in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to cover the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government for CBS, and was pulled from her…

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood set up new party

CAIRO, Egypt — The formerly banned Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s best-organised movement, announced on Saturday that it has formed a non-theocratic party that will contest up to half of parliament’s seats in September elections. Mohammed Hussein, the group’s secretary general, told a news conference the movement’s council had decided to form…

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…

Former Egyptian prime minister ‘to face trial for corruption’

CAIRO, Egypt — Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Nazif and the former ministers of interior and finance are to face trial on charges of corruption, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. “The former prime minister Ahmed Nazif, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and former finance minister Yussef Boutros-Ghali will…

Star of Egyptian revolt blasts world’s elites as “partners in crime”

WASHINGTON — The Google executive who became the hero of the Egyptian revolution cropped up at the pinnacle of international finance Friday, chiding the elites for supporting strongman Hosni Mubarak. “I actually feel like Joe the Plumber,” said Wael Ghonim, drawing laughs after his introduction on a panel at the…

Mubarak ‘may face death’ if proven guilty

CAIRO — Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak, detained pending a probe into corruption and state violence, may be jailed or hanged if found guilty of ordering the killing of demonstrators, state media said on Friday. The state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram quoted the head of Cairo’s appeals court, Zakaria Shalash, as saying that…

Mubarak and sons detained for 15 days

CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s ailing ex-president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been placed in detention for 15 days as part of an inquiry into the use of force against protesters, prosecutors said on Wednesday. A statement on the public prosecutor’s Facebook page said chief prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmud…

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…

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