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Politics Hosni Mubarak

  • CAIRO, March 29- Critics see him as an autocrat. But one community of Egyptians- big business- is much happier with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he heads for a second term after this week's election. "has taken bold and difficult decisions and needs the second term to conclude these steps," said billionaire Naguib Sawiris, with interests from...

  • CAIRO, Jan 23- Egypt's economy will grow 4.2 percent in the fiscal year that began in July, well below government projections of 5.3-5.5 percent, economists said in a Reuters poll published on Tuesday. The economy has struggled since the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak drove tourists and foreign investors away, but sweeping reforms as part of an...

  • CAIRO/ DUBAI, Jan 7- Encouraged by Egypt's economic reforms, a major gas find, streamlined business rules and a devalued currency, investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoil. Iyad Malas, a Dubai- based partner of private equity firm Gateway Partners, said Zohr "will be a game changer for...

  • CAIRO/ DUBAI, Jan 7- Encouraged by Egypt's economic reforms, a major gas find, streamlined business rules and a devalued currency, investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoil. Iyad Malas, a Dubai- based partner of private equity firm Gateway Partners, said Zohr "will be a game changer for...

  • CAIRO, Nov 25- Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshippers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday. The assault on a mosque has stunned Egyptians, prompting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government to...

  • Egypt's military said they had carried out air strikes and raids overnight against militants held responsible for the killings, the bloodiest attack in Egypt's modern history. The attack also left 128 people injured, the MENA state news agency reported, while Egypt's public prosecutor's office linked it to Islamic State militants, also known as Daesh.

  • CAIRO, Nov 25- Egypt's military said on Saturday it had carried out air strikes and raids overnight against militants held responsible for killing more than 230 worshippers at a mosque in North Sinai. The bloodiest attack in Egypt's modern history, in which militants gunned down worshippers, brought condemnation from leaders from Washington to Moscow, while...

  • DUBAI/ ZURICH, Nov 9- Saudi Arabia has announced it will confiscate money and assets held by dozens of top officials and businessmen detained in an anti-corruption crackdown. But the experiences of two other Arab states trying to recover stolen money, Egypt and Tunisia, suggest Riyadh may face years of legal and diplomatic battles to secure assets held abroad.

  • Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

    The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.

  • We would live to regret cutting Egypt aid: US expert

    Dennis Ross, Counselor at The Washington Institute and former special aide to the Obama administration, explains why Egypt's regional importance would make walking away a mistake for the U.S.

  • Egypt's Mubarak cleared of corruption charges

    A criminal court in Cairo orders the release of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. Ayman Mohyeldin is live in Egypt with the details.

  • Clashes between Civilians and Brazilian right police break out after an afternoon of peaceful demonstrations on Avenida Presidente Vargas June 20, 2013 in downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Middle-class protesters marching for the first time say the challenge for Brazilians is to keep alive the political spirit that was awakened in the last week, after decades of apathy.

  • An Egyptian protester next to a fire, throws stones towards riot police during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 26, 2013.

    Egypt's army chief said political strife was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year, as Cairo's first elected leader struggles to contain bloody street violence.

  • Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will deepen divisions, officials in rival camps said on Sunday.

  • Egyptians stood in line to vote on Saturday on a constitution promoted by its Islamist backers.

  • Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

    An odd alliance between pro-democracy activists and Mubarak loyalists is raising eyebrows. Who is playing who?

  • MILAN-- The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Italy's Silvio Berlusconi in a Milan court today. Background in the story erroneously stated that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was dead. Another Italy-Berlusconi story will be filed.

  • MILAN-- Silvio Berlusconi made a rare court appearance Friday to deny some of the more salacious accusations at the center of a sex scandal in Italy that has muddied his reputation. Berlusconi's declaration was spontaneous, a practice that Italy allows defendants and which does not have the weight of testimony.

  • GENEVA-- Switzerland has blocked almost 1 billion Swiss francs linked to rulers in four Arab Spring nations, a senior government official said Tuesday.

  • CAIRO, Oct 12- Egypt has no foreign military bases on its soil and has no plans to downsize its armed forces, said the military spokesman, rejecting media reports claiming so.