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Egypt judge vows speedy trial for former president Mubarak

CAIRO — The head of the Cairo Criminal Court has vowed a speedy trial for ousted president Hosni Mubarak, the official MENA news agency reported on Sunday. Judge Ahmed Refaat said Mubarak’s trial, which starts on Wednesday, would be aired live on Egyptian television to “reassure people of the (credibility…

Obama: ‘The people of Egypt have spoken’

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Friday the people of Egypt had spoken after history moved at a “blinding pace,” and called on the now-ruling military to ensure a transition towards “genuine democracy.” “The people of Egypt have spoken — their voices have been heard and Egypt will never…

Leaders inside and outside Egypt seek exit from impasse

CAIRO (Reuters) – Political leaders were meeting inside and outside Egypt on Saturday to seek a way out of a dangerous impasse between President Hosni Mubarak and demonstrators calling for him to step down. “The status quo is simply not sustainable,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a security…

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