February 16, 2019

Egypt murder trial starts with Mubarak in cage

The trial of Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak on corruption and murder charges has begun in Cairo with Mubarak wheeled into the courtroom in a hospital bed and placed in a cage. The 83 year-old former leader has denied charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. He is on … [Read more...]

Egypt sacks 669 senior police over protester deaths

Egyptian Interior Minister Mansour Essawy has announced the sacking of 669 senior police officers for their involvement in the killing of protesters during the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February. Among those dismissed were 505 major-generals, including 10 of the interior minister's top … [Read more...]

Egyptian General admits ‘virginity checks’ carried out on female protesters

A senior Egyptian general has admitted that "virginity checks" were performed on some women arrested during the protests following the downfall of Hosni Mubarak's government. The allegations first arose in an Amnesty International report, published a few weeks after the 9th March protest. It … [Read more...]

Egypt to open Rafah border crossing with Gaza

Egypt is to permanently open the Rafah border crossing into Gaza permanently to most Palestinians from Saturday, the Egyptian state news agency Mena is reporting. Gaza has been under blockade since 2007, when the Islamist Hamas movement took control of the territory. The Mubarak regime in Egypt … [Read more...]

Hosni Mubarak to stand trial over protester deaths

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal are to stand trial over the deaths of anti-government protesters during the January/February revolution. The three men have been charged with "premeditated murder of some participants in the peaceful protests of the 25 … [Read more...]

Insurgents attack Egypt gas pipeline severing supplies to Israel

A major pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has exploded after an attack by armed insurgents in the northern Sinai. With flames shooting high in the air, the pipeline has had to be shutdown until the fire can be extinguished and repairs made. The attack happened south of the … [Read more...]

Mubarak being moved to prison in Cairo

The former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, is being moved to a military hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him well enough to travel. He had been staying at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since his forced resignation in February. Under questioning two weeks ago about corruption … [Read more...]

Mubarak suffers heart attack during interrogation

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak remains in intensive care at the Sharm el-Sheikh hospital after suffering a heart attack while being questioned by prosecutors. Mubarak was being questioned about the killing of hundreds of protesters during the February unrest that overthrew the Mubarak … [Read more...]

Protesters massacred in Libya as Gaddafi loses grip on power

Witnesses are claiming that Libyan security forces and other gunmen have opened fire on protesters in Benghazi and Tripoli with the death toll now in the hundreds. Human Rights Watch says conservativley that at least 104 people have been killed in Libya since anti-government protests erupted on … [Read more...]

Berlusconi to stand trial on sex charges

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and abuse of power. Judge Cristina Di Censo said the process would start on 6 April, after prosecutors in Milan asked for an immediate trial. Mr Berlusconi denies paying for sex … [Read more...]

Mubarak Resigns – Egypt’s Army in charge

Fireworks reigned down over Tahrir Square to signal the end of the reign of Egypt President Hosni Mubarak. After defying protests yesterday, Mubarak it seems has been given no alternative by the army who have been sounding like they are really in charge for days now. Crowds in Cairo, … [Read more...]

Egypt’s President Mubarak refuses to quit

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak says he is going to stay in power until Septembers Presidential election. Thousands of protesters had flooded into central Cairo's Tahrir Square in anticipation of an announcement by Mubarak of his resignation. The mood darkened considerably when their historic … [Read more...]

Mubarak shuffles cabinet

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced a new cabinet after a week of protests. With thousands still gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Mubarak seemed to be hoping that it will all go away. He sent some tanks on a day trip to Cairo and got some planes and helicopters to buzz the … [Read more...]