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Hosni Mubarak denies ordering the killing of protesters

Hosni Mubarak denies ordering the killing of protesters

CAIRO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Hosni Mubarak made his first statement during his trial Wednesday, saying the blood of the protesters killed during his ouster is not on his hands.
Aileen Graef
Prominent Egyptian pro-democracy activist sentenced to 15 years in prison

Prominent Egyptian pro-democracy activist sentenced to 15 years in prison

CAIRO, June 11 (UPI) --Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdul Fattah was given a 15-year prison sentence on Wednesday for an illegal protest and attacking a police officer.
JC Finley
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak found guilty of embezzlement

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak found guilty of embezzlement

CAIRO, May 21 (UPI) --Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for embezzling public funds -- his second conviction since 2011.
Ananth Baliga
Pipeline attack adds to Egyptian gas woes

Pipeline attack adds to Egyptian gas woes

CAIRO, May 20 (UPI) --Egyptian media said Tuesday militants in the Sinai Peninsula bombed a natural gas pipeline in a regional industrial zone, though no injuries were reported.
Daniel J. Graeber
Egypt court acquits 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Egypt court acquits 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

CAIRO, May 19 (UPI) --An Egyptian court acquitted 169 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday of charges related to unrest in August 2013.
JC Finley
Hagel urges unity at Gulf Arab states conference

Hagel urges unity at Gulf Arab states conference

JEDDAH , Saudi Arabia, May 14 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urged Gulf Arab states to unite against common threats, despite splintering over Qatar's Muslim Brotherhood support.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014
By United Press International
Opium trade in Egypt sees uptick as tourists stop coming

Opium trade in Egypt sees uptick as tourists stop coming

SINAI PENINSULA, Egypt, May 1 (UPI) -- The Sinai peninsula in Egypt is seeing a boom in opium trade as tourism decreases due to civil unrest in the area.
Aileen Graef
Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

CAIRO, April 16 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court ordered the ban on current and former members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
By United Press International
Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo banned all Hamas activity in Egypt and ordered the Hamas office in Cairo closed during the espionage trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt plans dam-busting diplomatic offensive against Ethiopia

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Egypt may be in the throes of political turmoil, but the government has launched a diplomatic offensive aimed at stopping Ethiopia building a huge $4.8 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile that Cairo says will be a disaster for the Arab world's most populous nation.
Generals now in power, Muslim Brotherhood says

Generals now in power, Muslim Brotherhood says

CAIRO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, said Wednesday the old military guards were again holding the reins of power in Egypt.

Brotherhood said gov't resignation no cause for amnesty

CAIRO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said Tuesday the resignation of the Egyptian government doesn't absolve Cabinet officials of crimes against the people.
Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over world reaction to Ukraine

Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over world reaction to Ukraine

CAIRO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The level of political violence in Ukraine is unfortunate, but it's nothing compared with the level of repression in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood said Friday.
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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
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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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