Officials say two sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

Jan 27, 2015

Officials say two sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the two, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak's one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free from ...

Protests, mockery erupt after charges against Egypt's Mubarak are dropped

Dec 1, 2014

Protests, mockery erupt after charges against Egypt's Mubarak are dropped

Protests erupted at universities across Egypt on Sunday, condemning a court decision to drop criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak, the strongman whose ouster in the 2011 uprising raised hopes of a new era of political openness. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Cairo University, waving pictures ...

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

May 26, 2014

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

Samir El-Gamal, a 10-year-old Egyptian boy, died in his mother's arms last year, struck in the back of the head by a stray bullet while they were walking near clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. As Egypt votes this week ...

Cairo court bans group that helped topple Mubarak

/ Apr 28, 2014

Cairo court bans group that helped topple Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Monday banned a prodemocracy movement that helped ignite the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, judicial sources and the website of the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said. The court was ruling on a private lawsuit brought by a lawyer accusing ...

Icons of Egypt's protest movement imprisoned

/ Dec 23, 2013

Icons of Egypt's protest movement imprisoned

An Egyptian court handed down prison sentences to three of the country's most prominent youth activists Sunday in the first use of a controversial new protest law, a harsh warning to the secular groups that supported the military's ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi ...

Egypt rights center raided by police, two Mubaraks acquitted

Dec 20, 2013

Egypt rights center raided by police, two Mubaraks acquitted

Egypt's military-backed authorities on Thursday stepped up their crackdown on the liberal icons of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, with security forces storming the headquarters of a rights group and arresting six activists, including a prominent youth organizer. Hours after the early morning raid ...

Aug 25, 2013

Egypt explodes

The situation in Egypt has lurched from bad to worse, with Islamist leaders being arrested and former despot Hosni Mubarak being released from prison to house arrest.

Mubarak could be released; Brotherhood leader arrested

Aug 20, 2013

Mubarak could be released; Brotherhood leader arrested

A court in Egypt grants bond to the country's former autocratic ruler, Hosni Mubarak, raising the prospect that he could be released from jail within days — potentially escalating the political crisis in the Arab world's most populous nation.