November 5, 1985 |
Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat and President Hosni Mubarak held what were described as "fruitful" talks today on bolstering the PLO's image following the Achille Lauro hijacking. At the end of a four-hour session between the PLO chief and the Egyptian president, a smiling Arafat embraced Mubarak and kissed him on the cheek. "The talks were positive, constructive and satisfactory," presidential adviser Osama El-Baz said.
April 12, 1994
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to arrive Monday on a weeklong visit to Japan and China in an attempt to bring the two Asian powerhouses into the Middle East peace fold, although the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa leaves in question who will greet him in Tokyo. Mubarak's last trip to China was cut short more than a year ago by the major earthquake that struck Cairo.
November 21, 2003 |
Ailing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak canceled a speech on doctor's orders, a day after abruptly leaving a podium for more than 30 minutes in the middle of a nationally televised address to parliament. The cancellation came after Egypt's main newspapers, which are tightly controlled by the government, devoted several pages to reassuring statements on the 75-year-old president's health.
June 14, 2007 |
President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party has won the vast majority of seats in this week's elections for the upper house of Egypt's parliament, shutting out the opposition Muslim Brotherhood in polling critics derided as flawed. Official results showed the ruling National Democratic Party won 69 of 71 seats. A runoff for 17 seats will be held Monday, the Supreme Election Committee said. One seat went to a leftist opposition candidate and the other to an independent.
September 11, 1986 |
The leaders of Egypt and Israel met today for the first time in five years in a bid to "reach a meeting of minds" on warming the cool peace that has prevailed between their countries. President Hosni Mubarak and Prime Minister Shimon Peres closeted themselves without aides at the presidential palace for an afternoon meeting that one official said opened in "a very friendly and cordial atmosphere."
May 8, 2005 |
A jailed leader of the banned Muslim Brotherhood will challenge Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the September election, his lawyer said, but the powerful Islamist group said it had not endorsed the challenger. Essam Erian and three other leaders of the banned Islamist group were arrested and rounded up with 200 others Friday during nationwide protests for political reform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989 |
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, King Hussein of Jordan and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat are expected to meet in Egypt this weekend, the semiofficial Middle East News Agency reported Friday. Mubarak will meet with Hussein today and Arafat will join them later, the news agency said. The meeting, the second of its kind in about five months, is likely to be held in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, 75 miles west of Cairo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1985
G. H. Jansen's vituperative denunciation (Editorial Pages, March 8) of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's recent proposals for direct negotiations between Jordan and Israel, in concert with Egypt and the United States, is reminiscent of some reactions years ago to Anwar Sadat's initiative, which led to Camp David. Indeed, Jansen explicitly cites the Camp David precedent, but as grounds for condemnation of Mubarak. Why should this be? And why the slander of the Egyptians as "stupid" and of Mubarak as "just a lesser Anwar Sadat"?
May 22, 1988
It's just a shame how those terrible Palestinians are creating this (tourism) "crisis." Maybe we better increase our $3.5 billion yearly aid to the Israeli victims. In order to determine what amount should be given one might ask Dov S. Zakheim who, in his Times column "Uprising Poses Budgetary Calamity for Israeli Army" (Op-Ed Page, May 6), specified "U.S. funding" as "already minimal." TOM MORAN Santa Monica
December 10, 2005 |
THE NEWS from Egypt this week was more of the same: On Wednesday, the final, chaotic day of nationwide parliamentary elections, police shot rubber bullets and tear gas at crowds of voters around the country, blocking citizens from reaching polling stations. In areas known for opposition to President Hosni Mubarak, riot police clashed with angry voters. Eight people were killed on Wednesday alone.