Egypt holds military funeral for former leader Hosni Mubarak

Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for its former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing the state’s final rehabilitation on the man who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a 2011 popular uprising. Horses drew Mubarak’s coffin draped in the Egyptian flag at a mosque complex as


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has died

Lauren Holtmeier Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak, former Egyptian president and military leader has died at the age of 91. He was admitted to the intensive care unit on Saturday, his son Alaa Mubarak said on Twitter. On Monday, Alaa said his father had underwent surgery and he was in stable conditi


Egypt clears ex-leader Mubarak’s sons and six others over stock exchange case

An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and six others in a case known in the Egyptian media as stock exchange manipulation. A judicial official told AFP that the Cairo criminal court decided to acquit Alaa and Gamal Mubarak and the other defendan


Egypt holds local fuel prices steady at second pricing mechanism meeting

Egypt left domestic fuel prices unchanged on Thursday at the second meeting under an IMF-backed pricing mechanism that links energy prices to international markets, the petroleum ministry said in a statement. At its inaugural meeting in October, the pricing mechanism committee cut fuel prices margi


Egypt reinstates Information Ministry in cabinet portfolio reshuffle

Cairo - Egypt will reinstate the country’s information ministry and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has put the prime minister directly in charge of the government’s investment portfolio, in a cabinet reshuffle approved by parliament on Sunday 22 December 2019 . Osama Haikal, who served


Thousands rally in support of Egyptian president El Sisi

Tens of thousands rallied on Friday to show their support for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, as police undertook a coordinated operation in the capital Cairo and elsewhere in the country to prevent demonstrations against his five-year rule. The rallies in Cairo and a string of cities acro


Egypt’s al-Sisi: ‘The Arab Peace Initiative is still on the table’

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi urged the international community to act towards the establishment of a Palestinian state and said the Arab Peace Initiative was “still on the table,” during his address to the UN general assembly on Tuesday 9-24-2019. Al-Sisi called the plight of


Mounting criticism from exiles sparks calls for pro-Sisi party

CAIRO - Calls are being made for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, long resistant to political parties, to establish his own political formation to help him push back against increasingly ferocious attacks by the country’s opposition in exile. Sisi was forced to defend himself against


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