CAIRO (AP) — Under Hosni Mubarak's rule, Egypt's authorities took a tough line on Egyptians coming home after waging "jihad" in places like Afghanistan, Chechnya or the Balkans, fearing they would bring back extremist ideology, combat experience and a thirst for regime change. In most cases, they were imprisoned and tortured.
Filed months after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak's regime, the charges against Karam Saber reportedly brought the first blasphemy case after Egypt's revolution.
While superficially similar, the protests in Istanbul's Taksim Square are quite different from those in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which brought down Hosni Mubarak's regime in 2011. In Turkey, the Islamist party is already in power; in Cairo it had been suppressed for decades. Show More Summary
Two years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, a new national survey from the Pew Research Center finds that Egyptian public mood is increasingly negative. Month after month of political uncertainty, a weak economy and often violent street protests have taken their toll, and today a 56% majority of Egyptians are dissatisfied with the way their new democracy is working. [...]
In his first comments to the media since he was detained more than two years ago, Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak said he is dismayed at the country's state of affairs and particularly the plight of the poor.
The lawyer of Hosni Mubarak has denied that a recent interview with the deposed president, published in privately-owned Egyptian daily Al-Watan, took place. Farid El-Deeb told Ahram Online on Sunday that the interview was a fabrication. The interview with Mubarak by journalist Mohamed El-Sheikh attracted mass attention as the first time that the deposed leader [...]
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was back in court on Saturday to face a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters, reopening a case that has shown the difficulty of transitional justice in post-revolutionary Egypt. Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, were convicted and sentenced to life in prison last [...]
As post-Arab Spring Egypt grapples with violence, instability and a troubled economy, more Egyptians say they're yearning for the days when Hosni Mubarak ruled -- and his supporters are saying "we told you so!"
"... but now Salafi Islamists are gaining sway in Egypt because of TV sheiks like Khaled Abdullah." Mr. Abdullah, a bearded 48-year-old, isn't a real sheik. But he plays one on a popular Egyptian religious satellite station, where he...Show More Summary
Court of cassation rejects prosecutors' appeal in trial which acquitted 24 Hosni Mubarak loyalists over symbolic attack.
It's harvest time in Egypt but the secular opposition is reaping scant benefit from the Muslim Brotherhood's difficulties in government, two years after an Arab Spring uprising swept away President Hosni Mubarak.Many Egyptians are looking...Show More Summary
Hundreds of Hosni Mubarak fans last night crowded into the road in front of the military hospital where he had been staying, attempting to block or at least delay his transfer back to prison, Egyptian state news reported today. Chants of "We love you Mubarak!" and "Down, down, with the...
Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will remain in detention even though he won an appeal in which he asked for his release while awaiting trial, Egyptian state TV said Monday. An appeals court granted his petition Monday, technically freeing him in the case involving the killing of nonviolent protesters during the 2011 uprising that brought [...]
Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges involving the killing of nonviolent protesters during the uprising that brought him down, wants to go free. On Monday, a day after a judge scuttled Mubarak’s scheduled retrial, his lawyers petitioned an appeals court to release him, Egypt’s semiofficial Ahram News Agency reported. Egyptian law allows the [...]
Mubarak retrial collapses in chaos (via AFP) The judge in ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s retrial stepped aside on Saturday, in a chaotic opening hearing that lasted just seconds and saw a proud and combative Mubarak smile and wave in the dock. Head judge Mostafa Hassan Abdallah told the court he would recuse himself and send [...]
A Cairo courtroom burst into chants of "The people want the execution of the president" on Saturday after the judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial withdrew from the case on opening day.
Things seems to be looking up for ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. He made his first public appearance in about a year today and looked noticeably healthier, maybe even a little cocky, according to several media accounts. Mubarak showed up for the start of his retrial on charges that he...
Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was brought to a courtroom on Saturday for the beginning of his retrial on charges of ordering hundreds of peaceful demonstrators killed in January and February 2011 during the revolution against him. The trial was abruptly postponed, however, when Judge Mustafa Hasan Abdullah recused himself. He had been involved in [...]
(CAIRO) — Hosni Mubarak waved to his supporters from inside a defendant’s cage on Saturday after being wheeled into a Cairo courtroom for the first session of his retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 revolt that led to his ouster. Show More Summary