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Mubarak trial encapsulates divisions in Egypt

January 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

CAIRO (AP) Hosni Mubarak, on trial for his life, is ferried to court by helicopter from a presidential hospital suite. His sons and co-defendants swagger in wearing designer track suits and no handcuffs.
His security chief is treated with near reverence by police in the courtroom. Continue Reading

Pres Mubarak transfers power to Egypt’s vice president, but refuses to step down

February 10, 2011 in West Central Tribune

CAIRO Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he is handing his powers over to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, and ordered constitutional amendments today. But the move means he retains his title of president and ensures regime control over the reform process, falling short of protester demands. Continue Reading&

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Egypt unrest: Mayhem in Cairo square, Mubarak supporters, foes clash on streets

February 2, 2011 in INFORUM

CAIRO Bursts of heavy gunfire rained into Cairo’s Tahrir Square before dawn today, killing at least three anti-government demonstrators among crowds trying to hold the site after a dramatic assault hours earlier by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, according to a protest organizer. Continue Reading&

Egypt’s Mubarak says won’t run for new term

February 1, 2011 in West Central Tribune

CAIRO (AP) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, vowing to die on Egypt’s soil, in a television address Tuesday after a dramatic day in which a quarter-million protesters called on him to go.
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AP sources: Obama envoy tells Mubarak time is up

February 1, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Update 2:40 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) A special envoy dispatched to Egypt by President Barack Obama told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that the U.S. saw his presidency at an end and urged him not to seek another term in office while preparing for an orderly transition to real democracy in elections, American officials said Tuesday. Continue Reading&