Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will remain in detention for an additional 15 days over graft charges, Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority said Wednesday.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Israel says its air force assassinated a militant leader operating in the Sinai Peninsula, highlighting a concern about security on its southern border.
Cyberattacks on U.S. and other financial institutions are rising amid growing discontent among bank officials over perceived government inaction or inadequate countermeasures, analysts said.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lost his appeal Sunday when a Cairo court upheld his 15-day detention period in a corruption case, officials said.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says he wants to root out conspiracies within the government but others say he merely wants a power structure loyal to him.
An Egyptian court has accepted a prosecutor's request to keep ousted president Hosni Mubarak behind bars, pending an investigation into new charges against him.
Thousands of Egyptians protested outside the supreme court Friday, calling for dismissal of the justice minister and a purge of the judiciary, officials said.
The Egyptian government is gambling that this year's domestic wheat crop will produce 9.5 million tons, a prediction widely seen as dangerously over-optimistic.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's health has improved, and he was ordered transferred from a military hospital back to prison, an official said.