Hosni Mubarak

  • March 24, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, the State Department issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, a project that had been rejected by the Obama administration. Also, a federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of the president’s revised travel ban, rejected arguments by Muslim plaintiffs who said the ban was discriminatory. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2016  

    Five years after the revolution that toppled the government, Egypt has yet to achieve the movement’s democratic ideals. But there are no more protests because protests are illegal. Freedom of speech curtailed, McCarthy-esque fear pervades under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with opposition parties persecuted and former revolutionaries jailed. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2016  

    It’s been a tumultuous five years since Egyptians took to the street in mass protest. Now Egyptians are marking a somber and tense anniversary of a day that led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the election and then military-led removal of Mohamed Morsi and the subsequent rise of the current president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Hari Sreenivasan talks with special correspondent Nick Schifrin. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2014  

    An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed charges that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was responsible for killing hundreds of demonstrators during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. For more on the ruling and its importance, Samer Shehata, an associate professor of Middle Eastern politics at the University of Oklahoma joins William Brangham. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    In other news Monday, leaders of two Islamist groups offered a truce in Egypt, calling for Morsi supporters to end protests if the military-backed government halts its crackdown. Also, a German magazine reported that the NSA hacked into internal communications at the United Nations. Continue reading

  • August 21, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, an Egyptian court has ordered the release of former president Hosni Mubarak. He will be placed under house arrest by orders from the country’s prime minister. Also, Nidal Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter accused of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009, rested his case without presenting a defense. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    According to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Egyptians have had a "surprisingly muted" response to news that deposed leader Hosni Mubarak may be released. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about the killing of Muslim Brotherhood detainees by the government and pressures for journalists covering the turmoil. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    More than a month after President Morsi was ousted by the military, an Egyptian court ruled that it no longer had grounds to hold Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian leader who was detained in 2011 on charges of corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on continuing violence in Egypt, where 25 officers were killed in a militant attack. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2013  

    Two years after the rise of Arab Spring and the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s financial hardships have not improved under the considerable political unrest. Protests have crippled the country’s tourism industry and construction in Cairo has ceased. Margaret Warner previews Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the country. Continue reading

  • January 28, 2013  

    Two years after the revolt that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is grappling with violent political turmoil. Jeffrey Brown examines the ongoing unrest in Cairo and other Egyptian cities that killed more than 50 people during protests. Continue reading

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