Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak retrial resumes in Egypt

Mubarak retrial resumes in EgyptCairo, Dec 15 : Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak was brought to a criminal court, as former chief of staff of the armed forces Sami Anan will testify over charges against him, media reported Sunday.

In a confidential session, the court will listen to Anan's testimony against Mubarak for killing protestors in the 2011 upheaval, and exporting gas to Israel at lower prices compared to the international market, Xinhua reported.

Egypt's former army chief and Defence Minister Hussein Tantawi gave testimony in Saturday hearings on the same charges.

Retrial of ex-Egyptian President Mubarak starts next month

Retrial of ex-Egyptian President Mubarak starts next monthCairo, March 4 : A retrial for Egypt''s former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons and former interior minister, is set to open on April 13, official MENA news agency reported on Sunday.

Samir Abu Maati, the head of Cairo Appeals Court, said the court has set April 13 to retry Mubarak, his two sons, former Interior Minister Habib el-Adli and his six assistants over involvement in the deaths of protesters, according to the report.

Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment in the first trial. (Xinhua-ANI)

Egypt''s Mubarak moved to military hospital due to declining health

Egypt''s Mubarak moved to military hospital due to declining health Cairo, Dec. 28 : Egyptian former President Hosni Mubarak has been transferred Thursday evening from Tora Prison Hospital to nearby Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo for treatment due to his deteriorating health condition, official news agency MENA quoted a security source as saying.

Earlier Thursday, Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah ordered to transfer Mubarak to the military hospital and to move him back immediately after recovery.

ElBaradei says no giving up; protesters across Egypt dare curfew

ElBaradei says no giving up; protesters across Egypt dare curfewAs the protests in restive Egypt continue for the sixth day, demonstrators defied a curfew on Monday morning, in Cairo and other cities pushing their anti-government stance. The protestors demanded that President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled of three decades, must step down from administration owing to corruption charges.

Mubarak mentions new vice president as over 100 protesters die

e president as over 100 protesters dieExpressing security concerns over the restive situation in Egypt, Israel said that the new government in Egypt would let flow of arms to Gaza abridging the Israeli-Egyptian military dialogues.

Muslim Brotherhood had previously that one of its top priority is to hamper the peace treaty if it takes control of Cairo. Senior defense officials of Israel Defense Force (IDF) warned on Saturday that the shift of regime in Egypt would force Israel to budge resources and perhaps augment its force in the South.

Reports regarding health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak baseless

Reports regarding health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak baselessOfficials have said that reports regarding the health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are doubtful because they aren't based on medical reports.

All eyes were on the health of the 82-year-old president following gall bladder surgery in Germany early this year, The Washington Times in a Monday article said.

A senior U. S. intelligence officer told the Times, "We know he is dying but we don't know when he will die."

Rafah border crossing opened by Egypt

Rafah border crossing opened by EgyptAllowing supplies into Gaza and residents of the Palestinian enclave to get medical treatment, Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday.

Ynetnews. com has reported that President Hosni Mubarak did not give a time for the end of the current opening, which comes a day after a violent confrontation between a convoy of peace activists and Israeli commandos. At least nine passengers were killed Monday when they resisted the commandos on one of the boats.

Mubarak: Egypt "fully supports" Palestinian president Abbas

Mubarak: Egypt "fully supports" Palestinian president AbbasCairo - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak on Tuesday urged his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas not to step down, saying Egypt "fully supports" the Palestinian president, Mubarak's spokesman said.

"President Mubarak called on the Palestinian leader to continue his national endeavours, assuring Abbas that the Palestinian arena is still in dire need of his role and efforts for his people and their just cause," Mubarak's spokesman, Suleiman Awad, said after Mubarak and Abbas met in Cairo.

Israeli prime minister meets Mubarak in Cairo

Israeli prime minister meets Mubarak in CairoCairo  - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in Cairo Sunday evening for talks, amid speculation that the two men were to discuss a deal to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

The meeting was closed to the press, and Egypt's official Middle East News Agency reported only that the two had met at Mubarak's residence, and that they had "discussed the peace process, specifically the Palestinian track."

Egypt's Mubarak leaves for Washington, talks with Obama

Hosny Mubarak, Barack ObamaCairo  - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak departed for Washington on Saturday, his first visit to the US capital in five years.

Mubarak is scheduled to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday for discussions on reviving stalled Israeli- Palestinian peace talks, Egypt's official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

Egyptian intelligence officials have been brokering reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which controls Palestinian-administered areas of the West Bank.

Egyptian President Mubarak to visit White House

Egyptian President Mubarak to visit White House Washington  - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak will meet with US President Barack Obama later this month to discuss the Israeli- Palestinian peace process and other regional issues, the White House said Monday.

Obama met with Mubarak on June 4 in Cairo, where the new president gave a speech hoping to improve US relations with the Muslim world. The two leaders will also discuss combating terrorism and helping reform in Arab countries, the White House said Monday.

Egypt's Mubarak cautions against Netanyahu's demand for recognition

Egypt's Mubarak cautions against Netanyahu's demand for recognitionCairo  - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak on Monday warned that demands for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state risked "aborting" the peace process, in the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu's key speech.

Mubarak, speaking to paratroopers the day after the Israeli Prime Minister's address on the future of the peace process, warned that the Middle East will remain mired in "chaos and instability" without "a just peace" between Israelis and Palestinians, Egypt's official news agency reported.

Egypt's Mubarak makes first appearance since grandson's death

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak Cairo  - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak on Sunday made his first public appearance since the death of his 12-year-old grandson last week.

Mubarak appeared on Egyptian state television in a meeting with Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit and intelligence chief Omar Suleiman. It was the first time the president had been seen in public since his grandson, Mohammed Alaa, died on May 17.

Mubarak: "Foreign powers seek to sabotage Egypt"

Mubarak: "Foreign powers seek to sabotage Egypt"Cairo - In an apparent reference to Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak on Wednesday accused foreign powers of seeking to sabotage Egypt, and warned that he will not tolerate any outside interference in the country.

"Foreign powers seek to sabotage Egypt through Islamic movements," Mubarak told a cheering crowd gathered for his his annual speech marking Labour Day on Wednesday.

Mubarak denies Israel's foreign minister invited to Egypt

Mubarak denies Israel's foreign minister invited to Egypt Cairo - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday denied that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had been invited to Egypt.

"I think that the Israeli prime minister, (Benjamin Netanyahu) will come to Egypt in May," Mubarak said in a speech to mark the national holiday of Sinai Liberation Day. "But he will come alone, without another minister."

Mubarak and Abbas discuss Gaza, peace process in Cairo

Mubarak and Abbas discuss Gaza, peace process in Cairo Cairo- Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak met Thursday with Palestinian
President  in Cairo, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

The
two reportedly discussed the Arab-Israeli peace process in light of the
new Israeli government, the current state of negotiations aimed at
forming a Palestinian "national unity" government, and the
reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following Israel's offensive there in
December and January.

Egyptian intelligence officials have been

NEWS FEATURE: Egypt's spat with Qatar threatens Arab meet in Doha

Egypt's spat with Qatar threatens Arab meet in DohaDoha/Cairo - Egyptian and Qatari diplomats on Saturday shrugged off the decision of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to absent himself from the annual Arab League summit in Doha scheduled for Monday.

The announcement that Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit made in Cairo early Saturday to declare Mubarak's decision to delegate Moufid Shehab, a cabinet minister, to head the Egyptian delegation to the summit was simply, in both capitals, expected.

ROUNDUP: Egyptian President Mubarak not to attend Doha Summit

Egyptian President Mubarak not to attend Doha SummitCairo  - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak will not attend the Arab summit in Doha scheduled on March 30-31, the State Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit as saying on Saturday.

Aboul-Gheit did not indicate the reason for Mubarak's non- attendance at the meeting, which was to review issues of reconciliation within the Arab camp, although a rift over Doha's diplomatic stances is believed to be behind the announcement.

Egypt is to send a lower-level delegation to Doha.

Mubarak will not attend Doha Summit

Mubarak will not attend Doha Summit Cairo - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak will not attend the Arab summit in Doha scheduled on March 30-31, the State Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit as saying on Saturday.

Abould-Gheit did not indicate the reason for Mubarak's non- attendance at the meeting, which was to review issues of reconciliation within the Arab camp. But Egypt would send a delegation to Doha. (dpa)

Saudi King Abdullah to meet with Syrian, Egyptian leaders

Hosni Mubarak and Bashar al-Assad  Cairo  - Saudi Arabian King Abdullah is to host a summit Wednesday in Riyadh with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a bid to strengthen relations between the Arab states.

"The summit is seen as preparation for the Arab League summit in Doha," expected to be held on March 30, the official MENA news agency quoted Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki as saying.

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