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June 28, 2013 | By Dalibor Rohac
As Mohamed Morsi prepares to mark his first anniversary as president Sunday, Egypt is bracing for a fresh wave of protests. The Tamarod (or Rebel) campaign has reportedly collected more than 15 million signatures demanding Morsi's resignation and an early presidential election. In response, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated ruling Freedom and Justice Party is organizing rallies in support of the government. Last week, tens of thousands of FJP supporters were brought in on buses from rural areas to Cairo's Nasr City neighborhood, where they chanted slogans such as "Islam is the solution" and "The Koran is the constitution.
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February 8, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- The retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed Saturday, but was briefly interrupted when the toppled leader reported feeling low blood pressure and medics were called in to assist. Mubarak, along with his two sons, former interior minister Habib El Adly and six security officers stand accused in the death of protesters during January 2011 demonstrations. The court hearing, which journalists and television cameras were barred from attending by a court order citing “national security,” was the second of four sessions where Judge Mahmoud El Rashidi is listening to testimony.
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WORLD
January 27, 2011 | By Paul Richter and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration urged key Mideast ally Egypt to heed calls for political reform even as security forces tightened their grip on pockets of rebellion in the capital that persisted a day after unprecedented nationwide protests. The Egyptian Interior Ministry ? stunned by the size and passion of the demonstrations against the 3-decade-old government ? announced Wednesday that it would not tolerate further protests. Activists in parts of Cairo defied the ministry's threats of "immediate arrest.
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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.
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February 15, 2012 | By David Schenker
As 16 U.S. citizens await trial in Egypt for accepting foreign financing to promote democracy, for the first time in more than 30 years there is a serious debate in Washington about whether to end the $1.3-billion annual military assistance to Cairo. There's no debate in Egypt, however. More than 70% of Egyptians, according to a recent Gallup poll, no longer want U.S. funding. By deciding to prosecute Americans, post-Mubarak Egypt has intentionally provoked a bilateral crisis. But the legal assault on U.S.-funded nongovernmental organizations and personnel is merely a symptom of a larger, more serious problem.
WORLD
April 17, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
New Zealand became the latest country to legalize gay marriage on Wednesday, spurring cheers and applause inside and outside Parliament. Smiling couples and their supporters in the House of Commons broke into a Maori love song after the 77-44 vote was tallied. “Nothing could make me more proud to be a New Zealander than passing this bill,” Louisa Wall, the lawmaker who sponsored the marriage law, said Wednesday after thanking her partner. “I thank my colleagues, for simply doing what is fair, just and right.” With the Wednesday vote, New Zealand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region where gay marriage is legal.
WORLD
October 13, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Bearded and feeling misunderstood, Mohamed Tolba made a movie to tell the world he is not a terrorist. "Where's My Ear?" is a satire on the colliding passions and deep suspicions between liberals and ultraconservative Muslims like him, known as Salafis, who have become a pronounced political voice in the new Egypt. The short film has gotten more than 80,000 hits on YouTube and has made Tolba a celebrity and a curiosity among the Koran set. The plot is simple: A liberal invites a Salafi to his home in a comedy of errors and misperceptions.
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August 23, 2013 | By Michael Memoli
AUBURN, N.Y. -- In a televised interview, President Obama defended his cautious approach to situations in Egypt and Syria, citing international law and his concern about over-extending the U.S. military. “Sometimes what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, can result in us being drawn into very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region,” Obama said in an interview with CNN that aired Friday morning.
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September 27, 1991 | Reuters
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Moscow on Thursday for talks expected to cover a proposed Middle East peace conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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August 23, 2013 | By Michael Memoli
AUBURN, N.Y. -- In a televised interview, President Obama defended his cautious approach to situations in Egypt and Syria, citing international law and his concern about over-extending the U.S. military. “Sometimes what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, can result in us being drawn into very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region,” Obama said in an interview with CNN that aired Friday morning.
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August 22, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO - As supporters cheered former President Hosni Mubarak's release from prison, Egypt's military-backed government pressed ahead with its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, taking steps to ban religious movements from forming political parties and weaken the influence of Islamic law on the constitution. The release of Mubarak on Thursday suggested that remnants of the police state he built during his 30 years in power were resurfacing two years after the autocrat was ousted in the "Arab Spring" uprising.
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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.
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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.
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August 21, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO - Even frail and dressed in prison whites, Hosni Mubarak had a few moves left. A court ordered the former Egyptian president freed from jail Wednesday in a stunning turn of fortunes that highlights the prospect that his old guard is reemerging from the bloodshed and political unrest that has followed the 2011 revolution. That uprising was supposed to have undone the man Egyptians called the Pharaoh. But Mubarak's release from Tora prison, expected Thursday, is a blow to efforts to build a democracy after decades of corruption and repression.
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January 9, 1985 | From Reuters
President Reagan and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt will hold talks in Washington on March 12.
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September 10, 1988 | Reuters
Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a stopover in Cairo on Friday.
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August 19, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Raja Abdulrahim
CAIRO - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is on trial on murder-related charges in the deaths of hundreds of protesters in 2011, may be released from prison soon, after a judge set aside a corruption case against him. Mubarak faces another legal challenge, and there is also the possibility that prosecutors could file new cases against him to continue holding him. Nonetheless, the prospect of his release could incite fresh unrest at...
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