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Gaza rocket hits southern Israel

A rocket fired by Gaza militants on Sunday hit southern Israel in what was the fourth projectile lobbed across the border since a truce took hold two days earlier, Israeli officials said. The rocket landed near Khatzerim, a village just west of the southern desert city of Beersheva, a police…

Mubarak trial may scare Arab rulers, placate Egyptians

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s fallen leader, Hosni Mubarak, goes on trial Wednesday over his role in killing protesters, in a stark message to Arab rulers elsewhere that they too may one day be held to account. In domestic politics, putting the former president in the dock may help quell criticism…

Egypt’s Mubarak ‘refuses food, extremely weak’

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak, due to go on trial next week for murder, is refusing food in his hospital detention and has become extremely weak, state media reported on Wednesday. Mubarak, 83, has been detained since April on charges of ordering the killings of anti-regime protesters and corruption. He is…

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…

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…

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