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Mubarak to remain under house arrrest

Mubarak to remain under house arrrest

CAIRO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest after emergency law is lifted, interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said.

Algeria: Ailing president 'to run in April' -- but will he make it?

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's party, the ruling National Liberation Front, has endorsed his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth term in elections slated for April 2014, but Algerians are wondering whether the ailing, 76-year-old independence veteran will live long enough to run.
Morsi trial postponed so defense can examine evidence

Morsi trial postponed so defense can examine evidence

CAIRO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was adjourned until Jan. 8 so the defense could examine trial-related documents, the judge said.

Supporters of Egypt's Morsi plan peaceful protests during his trial

CAIRO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said they will hold peaceful protests when his trial on charges of inciting violence begins.
Jihadists see Sinai as 'next frontier' in war against U.S., Israel

Jihadists see Sinai as 'next frontier' in war against U.S., Israel

CAIRO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Some security analysts believe the brewing jihadist insurgency in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula may be the next major arena in the battle against militant Islam.

Mubarak, sons and former interior minister to face retrial in November

CAIRO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Cairo Criminal Court has postponed the retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whose conviction was overturned on procedural errors.
Four police officers held in probe of 37 Morsi supporters' deaths

Four police officers held in probe of 37 Morsi supporters' deaths

CAIRO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Four police officers were held in the deaths of 37 backers of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi who were killed during a prison transfer, officials said.
$10.8B U.S. arms sale reassures gulf allies at touchy time

$10.8B U.S. arms sale reassures gulf allies at touchy time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's formal notification to Congress this week of expected arms sales worth $10.8 billion to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to bolster their defenses against Iran struck a bizarre note.
Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chaos at home and abroad tracks back to a dysfunctional Congress and weak-minded Obama administration.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Family: Morsi won't negotiate, compromise with interim government

Family: Morsi won't negotiate, compromise with interim government

CAIRO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi "will not retreat from his calls for a return to democracy" or compromise with the interim government, his family says.
Morsi to be held another 30 days for investigation

Morsi to be held another 30 days for investigation

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A judge Sunday extended the detention of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by 30 days to allow further investigation into his alleged escape from prison.
U.S. block on military aid to Egypt likely to backfire

U.S. block on military aid to Egypt likely to backfire

CAIRO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. suspension of much of its annual $1.5 billion military aid to Egypt will antagonize other longtime U.S. allies in the Arab world and damage relations with the Egyptian military that's been a cornerstone of U.S. strategy in the Middle East for 35 years.
Trial set for ousted Egyptian leader Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Trial set for ousted Egyptian leader Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood leaders

CAIRO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A trial for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders is scheduled for Nov. 4, judicial officials said.
Saudis bankroll new rebel force to fight own war on Assad

Saudis bankroll new rebel force to fight own war on Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia, exasperated with U.S. vacillation over Syria's chemical arsenal and now its effort to reconcile with Iran, Riyadh's foremost adversary, is forging a new alliance of Islamist rebels in Syria under a pro-Saudi warlord to supersede the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.

Doctor who leaked Mubarak recordings faces arrest

CAIRO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo Saturday ordered the arrest of a prison doctor who allegedly leaked recordings of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Amid crisis, Egyptians fear return to security state

CAIRO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Amid widening political upheaval in Egypt, the military-led regime has given its security services wide-ranging powers that has raised fears the country's reverting to the police state it was before the 2011 pro-democracy revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Crackdown of Muslim Brotherhood continues with financial freeze

CAIRO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court Tuesday upheld the freezing of financial assets of the Muslim Brotherhood's senior leaders, the state news agency said.

Egyptian court adjourns Mubarak retrial until next month

CAIRO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The retrial of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and others was adjourned Saturday by a Cairo court, which said the trial will resume next month.

Mubarak figure heads Egyptian Constitution-amending panel

CAIRO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Egypt's Amr Moussa, a Mubarak regime figure, will head the panel amending the Constitution enacted during Mohamed Morsi's Islamist presidency, officials said.

The war in Egypt is on

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- War, maybe in the form of a low-intensity conflict, has descended upon Egypt.
JEFF M. MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator

In Egypt, growing fears military faces armed insurgency

CAIRO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An apparent attempt to assassinate Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, an attack on a ship in the Suez Canal and worsening clashes with jihadist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, all in the last week, have raised concerns the military regime is facing a possible Islamist insurgency over the July 3 ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian interior minister unhurt when bomb hits convoy; 8 injured

Egyptian interior minister unhurt when bomb hits convoy; 8 injured

CAIRO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A bomb thrown at the convoy of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim injured at least eight people Thursday, officials in Cairo said.

Egypt casting wide net with crackdown

CAIRO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Egyptian authorities are casting a wide net in their crackdown against its opponents since deadly August clashes, a political activist said.
Egyptian court shutters four news channels

Egyptian court shutters four news channels

CAIRO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Investment Department, attached to the State Council's Administrative Court, Tuesday stopped the broadcasting four news channels in Egypt.
63 Morsi supporters referred to criminal court in Alexandria

63 Morsi supporters referred to criminal court in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Egypt's prosecutor has referred 63 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to a criminal court in Alexandria Monday, judicial officials said.
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