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April 7, 1993
In response to "Mubarak Should Call an Election," Commentary, March 26: Fadwa El Guindi's article on Hosni Mubarak quickly sinks into the mire of tritely blaming the United States for the war in the Gulf, the deterioration of morality in Islamic countries and blaming Israel for initiating wars in the Middle East. She ignores the historical fact that the Arab nations have started all of the wars with Israel and that more Palestinians die by the hands of Arabs than by Israelis.
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April 13, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained massive popularity when he orchestrated the ousting of Mohamed Morsi following nationwide protests against the president and his Muslim Brotherhood last summer. "The media are promoting an image that all Egyptians will undoubtedly vote for Sisi, and this is against the reality of Egyptians who have deposed two [ruling]
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June 19, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For Booster Shots
Conflicting reports surfaced Tuesday on the state of Hosni Mubarak after the former Egyptian president was said to have suffered a stroke in prison. The state-run news agency MENA said that the 84-year-old Mubarak had suffered clinical death, but other reports say Mubarak was still on a respirator and not clinically dead,  according to state and independent news media . To add to the confusion, clinical death doesn't necessarily mean total death. "Clinical death" is a medical term meaning that breathing has ceased and the heart has stopped pumping blood around the body, but, for at least a short while, the brain is still alive.
WORLD
January 16, 2014 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- An acclaimed documentary tracing the dramatic arc of Egypt's uprising against Hosni Mubarak and the tumultuous events that followed received an Oscar nomination on Thursday -- but most Egyptians haven't had the chance to see it. “The Square,” Egyptian American director Jehane Noujaim's depiction of the 2011 revolution and its aftermath, has yet to have a public showing in this country, although some Egyptians have watched it on DVD...
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August 22, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday, boarding a helicopter that flew him to an army hospital where he was expected to stay before his transfer to house arrest. A small crowd of supporters cheered outside Tora prison as the copter carrying the frail, 85-year-old toppled autocrat took off into a clear sky. He was flown a few miles to a military hospital along the Nile in southern Cairo, arriving on a gurney. Traffic on the corniche was stopped as Mubarak was wheeled from the landing pad and through the hospital's gates.
WORLD
August 21, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- A court ordered former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak freed from prison Wednesday in a stunning turn of fortunes that highlights the prospect that the old guard is reemerging amid unrelenting political unrest following the nation's 2011 revolution. The court ruled that the 85-year-old Mubarak be released from Tora prison after a financial corruption charge against him was set aside. It was unclear if the toppled leader would be freed immediately or remain in custody, pending an appeal by the prosecution, according to his lawyer, Yousry Adel Razek.
WORLD
May 25, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
Egypt will put Hosni Mubarak, its president for three decades, on trial in connection with the deaths of protesters during the uprising that forced him from office, prosecutors said Tuesday, raising the prospect that the region's push for reform would force a modern Arab strongman to face justice before his own people. Adel Said, a spokesman for Egypt's prosecutor general, said Mubarak could face the death penalty on charges that he conspired in the killings. But the announcement appeared aimed at least in part at appeasing victims' families and blunting a major demonstration planned for Friday.
WORLD
January 13, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Reem Abdellatif, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Former President Hosni Mubarak was granted a new murder trial by an Egyptian appeals court Sunday, a ruling that threatens fresh political turmoil as the country braces for parliamentary elections amid widening economic hardship. The decision overturned life sentences for Mubarak and his interior minister, Habib Adli, for complicity in the deaths of more than 850 protesters during the 2011 uprising. Both men face other criminal investigations and are expected to remain in detention until the new trial.
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September 14, 2013 | By Laura King and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was back in the criminal dock Saturday, but only long enough for the court to adjourn the case until Oct. 19 and ban the live televising of what is expected to be sensitive testimony. Mubarak, 85, is being retried on charges linked to the killings of hundreds of protesters during the massive 2011 uprising that ended his longtime autocratic rule. The court cited national security considerations in its decision to close next month's sessions.
OPINION
April 9, 1995 | Robin Wright and Norman Kempster, Robin Wright, who covers global affairs for The Times, is co-author of "Flashpoints: Promise and Peril in a New World" (Knopf). Norman Kempster, a State Department correspondent for The Times, specializes in the Middle East
When Anwar Sadat, a diplomatic icon for his courage and foresight in making peace with Israel, was assassinated in October, 1981, few people in the West were willing to bet on the future of Egypt under his designated successor, then-Vice President Hosni Mubarak. A former Air Force chief of staff who had become vice president in 1975, just two years after the last Middle East war, Mubarak had not established a reputation in the subtler arts of international politics.
WORLD
December 23, 2013 | By Amro Hassan and Laura King
CAIRO - To many of those who took part in Egypt's 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomizes the revolution's dashed hopes. Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an antigovernment protest in his native city of Suez. On Sunday, his death was confirmed. On Monday, friends and family gathered outside the hospital where his body lay, waiting for official permission for an autopsy. The young activist was a veteran of protests against not only Mubarak, but also the military administration that followed, the Islamist rule of Mohamed Morsi and the current authoritarian-minded interim government.
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December 23, 2013 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- To many of those who took part in Egypt's 2011 revolution against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomized that era's dashed hopes. Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an anti-government protest in his native city of Suez. On Sunday, he was confirmed dead. On Monday, friends and family gathered outside the hospital where the body lay, waiting for official permission for an autopsy to be carried out. The young activist was a veteran of protests against not only Mubarak, but the military administration that followed him, the Islamist rule of Mohamed Morsi, and most recently, the military-backed interim government.
WORLD
December 19, 2013 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Two sons of ousted autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak, along with his last prime minister, were acquitted Thursday on corruption charges in a case that suggested a reversal of fortune for members of the government overthrown in the so-called Arab Spring of 2011. The acquittal of Mubarak's two sons Gamal and Alaa, together with Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak , was a reminder of the near-total power once enjoyed by the president and his inner circle.
WORLD
December 15, 2013 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Young Egyptian musician Ramy Essam boasts a distinction that few others can claim: a starring turn in a documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, as well as an arrest warrant hanging over his head. Amid an unprecedented crackdown on protesters from across the political spectrum, Egypt's seemingly unstoppable turmoil is taking a particularly heavy toll on the country's youths. There's 19-year-old Mohamed Reda, shot dead last month during a demonstration at Cairo University.
WORLD
November 19, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - Twelve people were injured in clashes across Egypt on Tuesday, as protesters gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of deadly street fighting that preceded parliamentary elections following the toppling of longtime autocratic Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The fighting Tuesday comes at a time when the Egyptian political scene remains deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the military coup that ousted Mubarak's successor, Islamist Mohammad Morsi. While Morsi won Egypt's first fully democratic election for president, his autocratic style reminded many of Mubarak's, and his ouster was met with wide-scale public support for the Egyptian army.
WORLD
September 29, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan
CAIRO - One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder. The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir and his irate relatives deeper into the nation's battles over politics and conscience after nearly three years of unrest. "My one aunt calls me a liar and prays for me to go to hell. She says I am covered with blood of those who were killed," said Samir, a customer relations representative for a bank.
NEWS
April 4, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the first Arab leader to meet with President Clinton, visits Washington this week amid increasing turmoil in the Middle East and Egypt's worst wave of sectarian violence since the 1981 assassination of Mubarak's predecessor, Anwar Sadat.
WORLD
September 14, 2013 | By Laura King and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was back in the criminal dock Saturday, but only long enough for the court to adjourn the case until Oct. 19 and ban the live televising of what is expected to be sensitive testimony. Mubarak, 85, is being retried on charges linked to the killings of hundreds of protesters during the massive 2011 uprising that ended his longtime autocratic rule. The court cited national security considerations in its decision to close next month's sessions.
WORLD
August 25, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO - Courtrooms in Cairo echoed Sunday with the alleged crimes of fallen leaders who personify a divided nation that cannot escape its repressive past even as it moves to crush those with designs on its future. In a downtown courthouse, a judge postponed until October a murder-related trial against Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie. The case is the latest twist in the Brotherhood's tumble from power that began last month when the coup that overthrew President Mohamed Morsi dashed Islamist ambitions to run the country.
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