Deposed Egyptian President Morsi makes second court appearance

Deposed Egyptian President Morsi makes second court appearance

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The trial of deposed President Mohammed Morsi for killing prison guards and escaping jail in 2011 during an anti-Hosni Mubarak up-rising convened Tuesday.
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Report: Egypt presidential election to be before parliamentary ballot

CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Egypt's military-backed government reversed field, saying it would conduct presidential elections before a parliamentary vote, officials said.

Rights group critical of Egyptian response to protests

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A French human rights consortium said Monday it was appalled by reports at least 40 people died as a result of weekend political violence in Egypt.

BG Group blames Egypt for poor performance

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- British energy company BG Group said Monday ongoing problems in Egypt were in part responsible for its decline in natural gas volumes.

Nine killed in protests across Egypt on Mubarak overthrow anniversary

CAIRO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The death toll from clashes between rival protesters in Egypt Saturday rose to nine after police moved in with tear gas and shot guns, officials said.

Egyptian violence erupts ahead of revolution anniversary

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- British Minister for North African Hugh Robertson said Friday he condemned violence in Egypt as British residents there were advised to remain vigilant.

Interim president says police state at end in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The police state is gone in Egypt, which has begun a new relationship between the public and the police, Egypt's interim president said Thursday.
Egypt's Brotherhood clings to 2011 revolution

Egypt's Brotherhood clings to 2011 revolution

CAIRO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it was calling on Egyptians to display a sense of unity and devotion to the spirit of the 2011 revolution.
Egypt's military chief backed for president

Egypt's military chief backed for president

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Amr Moussa, chairman of the committee that drafted an Egyptian constitution, said Thursday he'd support a presidential bid from Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Defense says Berlusconi's age, political stature warrant leniency

Defense says Berlusconi's age, political stature warrant leniency

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- An appeal by Silvio Berlusconi argued the ex-Italian prime minister should have been shown leniency on a prostitution conviction, given his political stature.

More polling stations open to accommodate throng of Egyptian voters

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- More polling stations were opened Tuesday to allow for the number of Egyptians voting on the country's constitution amid reported violence and irregularities.

Al-Sisi contemplating run for president in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Egypt's top military leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who oversaw the military coup that ousted Mohammad Morsi, said he would consider running for president.
Israelis alarmed at prospect of 'jihadist tsunami' on borders

Israelis alarmed at prospect of 'jihadist tsunami' on borders

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Israel's security chiefs are increasingly concerned about what one analyst terms a "jihadist tsunami" building up around the Jewish state for the first time as al-Qaida groups emerge in war-torn Syria, turbulent Egypt and even in the Palestinian territories.
Morsi, 130 others, to stand trial in Egypt for escaping prison

Morsi, 130 others, to stand trial in Egypt for escaping prison

CAIRO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 130 others are set to stand trial Jan. 28 on charges of escaping prison, a judicial source told Awat Masriya.
Egyptian conspiracy theorist threatens to send puppet to jail

Egyptian conspiracy theorist threatens to send puppet to jail

CAIRO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Egyptian conspiracy theorist Ahmed Zebidar accused mobile phone company Vodafone of urging Egyptians to protest against former President Hosni Mubarak.
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Hosni Mubarak
An image grab taken from Egyptian state television Al-Masriya shows Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak speaking to the nation in Cairo, on February 1, 2011. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak (Arabic: محمد حسني سيد مبارك‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: , Muḥammad Ḥusnī Sayyid Mubārak; born 4 May 1928) is a former Egyptian politician and military commander. He served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011.

Mubarak was appointed Vice President of Egypt in 1975, and assumed the presidency on 14 October 1981, following the assassination of President Anwar El Sadat. The length of his presidency made him Egypt's longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force, serving as its commander from 1972 to 1975 and rising to the rank of air chief marshal.

Mubarak was ousted after 18 days of demonstrations during the 2011 Egyptian revolution when, on 11 February, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. On 13 April, a prosecutor ordered Mubarak and both his sons to be detained for 15 days of questioning about allegations of corruption and abuse of power. He was then ordered to stand trial on charges of premeditated murder of peaceful protestors during the revolution. These trials officially began on the 3 August 2011. Egypt’s military prosecutors then also proclaimed that it is investigating Mubarak's role in the assassination of his predecessor Anwar Sadat.

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