Hosni Mubarak

  • Egypt court postpones Mohamed Morsi's trial 06-03-2014 05:45 PM

    The Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting the killing of protestors, media reported. The defence also demanded that the court dissolve the judges' panel, saying the current panel was biased, Xinhua reported citing Nile TV. Morsi's trials over espionage...
  • Twenty-nine dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising 26-01-2014 12:37 PM

    Twenty-nine people were killed during anti-government marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the army-led authorities, underlining Egypt's volatile political fissures three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak. Security forces lobbed teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group 26-12-2013 08:02 AM

    Egypt's military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group's network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square 02-12-2013 11:34 AM

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text. The 50-member panel revising the Islamist-tilted charter adopted under...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports 24-11-2013 09:33 PM

    Egypt's president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the army-backed government's democratic credentials. Thousands of anti-government protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state...
  • Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square 20-11-2013 10:54 AM

    Egypt's revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor on Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed government in Cairo's Tahrir Square and wrecking a state memorial dedicated to slain protesters only hours after it was inaugurated. The vandalizing of the memorial reflected...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy 04-11-2013 10:07 AM

    Cairo: The first freely elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, goes on trial on Monday, the second time in just over two years that a deposed president has found himself in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule. The trial raises the fear...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes 15-09-2013 09:36 AM

    An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat's previous conviction for failing to stop the killings...
  • 10 killed as Egypt launches deadly assault on Sinai militants 08-09-2013 08:41 AM

    At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured on Saturday as Egypt's army launched a major air and ground assault on Sinai militants in one of the largest military operation in years. The operation has largely targeted militants in North Sinai's towns of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah amid...
  • Morsi to face trial for inciting murder: State-run TV 02-09-2013 10:50 AM

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will face trial in a criminal court for committing and inciting violence, state-run television has reported without giving a date for the hearing. Public prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred 62-year-old Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members to a criminal court here on charges "of...
  • Al-Qaeda affiliate urges attacks on Egyptian army 31-08-2013 03:22 PM

    One of Al Qaeda-linked most militant affiliates has called on Egyptians to take up arms against their army, saying a bloody crackdown on Islamist protesters showed peaceful methods were futile, according to an Internet statement posted on Saturday. Scores of Egyptian security forces have been killed in a series of...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak faces trial days after his release 26-08-2013 08:55 AM

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after last month's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the symbolism...
  • Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Hosni Mubarak face trial in Egypt 26-08-2013 12:39 AM

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after June 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the symbolism...
  • Fear of new showdown on Egypt streets in 'Friday of martyrs' 23-08-2013 05:38 AM

    Supporters of Egypt's deposed president will stage a "Friday of martyrs" of mass protests, risking more potential bloodshed to show they can still claim the streets after a week in which hundreds were gunned down and their leaders jailed. Egyptians are enduring the bloodiest civil unrest of their modern history...
  • Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak released 22-08-2013 08:23 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison on Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest, according to state TV. Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest as part of...
  • Egypt court orders release of Hosni Mubarak from jail 22-08-2013 10:43 AM

    Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could leave prison on Thursday after a court ruling that further divided a country in turmoil since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi seven weeks ago. Convening at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court ordered the release of the military man...
  • Mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed: Egyptian Prime Minister 22-08-2013 02:53 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi on Wednesday ordered to place Hosni Mubarak under mandatory house arrest, as the former president is expected to be released from jail following a court order. According to Egyptian state TV, the prime minister issued his decision late this evening while acting in the...
  • Egyptian court orders former president Hosni Mubarak's release 21-08-2013 08:02 PM

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Convening on Wednesday at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court upheld a...
  • Egypt: Court to hear Mubarak's plea for release today 21-08-2013 02:22 PM

    An Egyptian court on Wednesday will hear an appeal by Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case, raising the prospects of the former dictator's release from prison. The court will convene at Tora prison in Cairo where the ousted leader is being held, judicial sources said. On Monday, the court had...
  • Egyptian court could free Hosni Mubarak as crisis deepens 21-08-2013 06:34 AM

    Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could be freed from jail after a court reviews his case on Wednesday, potentially stirring more unrest in a country where army-backed authorities are hunting down his Muslim Brotherhood foes. The court will convene at the Cairo prison where Mubarak is being held, judicial sources...
  • Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in custody on corruption charge may be freed soon 20-08-2013 10:22 AM

    Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak could soon be freed from jail, giving a new jolt to a nation in turmoil, after a court ruled on Monday that he could no longer be held in custody on a corruption charge. His lawyer said he could be released within days, six weeks...
  • Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie 20-08-2013 08:49 AM

    Egyptian authorities escalated their crackdown on deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood by arresting the Islamist organization's top leader, state media reported on Tuesday. Mohamed Badie, 70, was detained at a residential apartment in Nasr City in northeast Cairo "after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of...
  • US questions Egypt prisoner deaths, Hosni Mubarak may be freed 20-08-2013 06:35 AM

    An Egyptian court ruling has raised the prospect of freedom for deposed military strongman Hosni Mubarak, while the United States questioned Egypt's account of the deaths of dozens of Islamist detainees and called the incident "suspicious." Six weeks after the armed forces toppled President Mohamed Morsi and about a week...
  • Hosni Mubarak to be freed from jail, claims lawyer 19-08-2013 06:27 PM

    Egypt's disgraced former President Hosni Mubarak will be released from jail soon, after prosecutors cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer said on Monday, dropping a new bombshell on a nation in turmoil. The most populous Arab country is already enduring the bloodiest internal conflict in its modern history...
  • Egypt's cabinet debates Brotherhood's fate, death toll climbs 19-08-2013 01:35 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone...
  • Mohamed Morsi supporters stand firm, brace for Egypt crackdown 13-08-2013 06:15 AM

    Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi refused to abandon their protest camps in Cairo on Monday and said they would fend off any police crackdown with sticks, stones and their faith. By nightfall, though, the streets of the capital were relatively quiet as the security forces held back from...
  • Egypt's rulers want to break up Brotherhood vigils 01-08-2013 07:07 AM

    Cairo: Egypt faced the prospect of fresh bloodshed on Thursday after the country's army-backed rulers signalled they would move soon to disperse thousands of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. With no sign of a negotiated end to weeks of violent confrontation, Egypt's interim government said two Cairo vigils...
  • 'Deposed Mohamed Morsi likely to go to same prison as Hosni Mubarak' 28-07-2013 08:21 AM

    Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who has been accused of murder and other crimes, is likely to be transferred to the same Cairo prison where former leader Hosni Mubarak is now held, the interior minister said on Saturday. Mohamed Ibrahim also said pro-Morsi sit-ins would "God willing, soon ......
  • Egyptian ambassador to US says no military coup 08-07-2013 03:16 AM

    Washington: Egypt's ambassador to Washington said on Sunday there had not been a military coup in his country but the army needed to step in to keep violence on the street from spiraling out of control. Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik told ABC's "This Week" that Egypt's powerful military moved to oust...
  • The Last Word: Has Egypt been thrown into turmoil or placed on path of real democracy? 04-07-2013 10:19 PM

    Have Wednesday's political developments in Egypt thrown the country into a turmoil or placed it on a path of real democracy? This is the question Karan Thapar raised with a panel of experts on his show 'The Last Word'. ...