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Egypt's Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year.


Official results confirm Egyptians face a stark choice in presidential election

Egyptian Elections

Egypt’s election commission rejected fraud complaints and confirmed on Monday that a conservative Islamist from the Muslim Brotherhood and a secular former military officer will compete in next month’s presidential runoff.


Egyptians vote to pick president for first time

Egyptian Elections

Egyptians began voting freely on Wednesday for the first time to pick their president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.


On Eve of Historic Egyptian Vote, Crime Wave is the Main Topic

With robberies, kidnappings and other crimes rising, and the police appearing unwilling to go after criminals, some areas are seeing a rise in vigilante justice, with mobs sometimes killing suspects.


Egypt allows 13 presidential candidates to run

Egypt's election commission has released a final list of 13 candidates eligible to run in next month's presidential elections.


Egypt’s disqualified presidential candidate says military rulers have no intention of handing over rule

Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood’s disbarred presidential candidate, Khairat el Shater, said Wednesday that Egypt’s military rulers have no intention of truly handing power over to civilian rule, but instead are trying to rig the election outcome in their favor.


10 presidential candidates disqualified in Egypt

Egypt’s presidential commission announced Saturday that 10 of the 23 presidential hopefuls would be disqualified from the race. Those barred from running include the popular ultra-conservative Salafist preacher Hazem Abu Ismail; the Muslim Brotherhood’s top candidate and strategist, Khairat el Shater; and Omar Suleiman, spy chief under former president Hosni Mubarak.


Egypt sent back U.S. request to lift travel ban

Egypt's justice minister said on Tuesday that he sent back a letter from the U.S. ambassador that asked for an end to a travel ban on Americans being investigated for alleged illegal funding of pro-democracy groups.


Prosecutor Wants Death for Mubarak, Security Boss

A prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak demanded on Thursday that the ousted Egyptian leader be sentenced to hang on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters.


'Virginity tests' banned in Egypt's prisons

An Egyptian civilian court ordered the army on Tuesday to end forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons.


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