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Latest in Tag: hosni mubarak

Sectarianism: Egypt’s uncomfortable question

For the past 10 years, Egypt has been reminded at least annually of its sectarian time bomb. If your only source of information were Egyptian media, sectarianism would be the work of a radical few, but never a serious problem inherent within Egyptian Society. But if you take a closer look at the lives of …

Ziad A. Akl


In Pictures: Mubarak retrial judge recuses

The retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak came to an abrupt end in its first session on Saturday after presiding judge Mostafa Abdallah recused himself. Abdallah referred the case back to the Cairo Court of Appeals which will now have to assign the case to a different bench. The Cairo Criminal Court judge had previously …

Ahmed Aboulenein

Switzerland delays repatriating smuggled funds

The Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland denied representatives from the Egyptian government access to the file on the case against former regime members, saying that the “institutional situation of the country” was a significant factor in the ruling.

Basil El-Dabh

Adel El Adawy

An Authoritarian Relapse?

The current circumstances under which the constitution is being drafted does not represent the ideals nor values embodied by the January 25th Revolution.

Daily News Egypt

In memo to court, Mubarak claims innocence

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak told the court trying him for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising that he was saddened by what he called “baseless” claims against him and expressed confidence in the judicial system and history to clear his name. Mubarak’s remarks were …


Mubarak has no regrets, no fortune, says lawyer

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak’s fortune does not exceed $1 million and he has no money outside the country, said the ousted president’s lawyer Farid El-Deeb in an interview with CNN Sunday night. El-Deeb also said that Mubarak is “very sad and sorry” that he is accused of ordering that live ammunition be fired on …


Mubarak, longtime pharaoh who collapsed when brought to book

By Christophe de Roquefueil / AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, who suffered a heart attack on Tuesday while being questioned by prosecutors, enjoyed near absolute power for three decades before being toppled by his own people in February and then called to account. It was a fall from grace that he found difficult to accept. State …