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Hosni Mubarak

  • A Cairo courtroom burst into chants of "The people want the execution of the president" on Saturday after the judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial withdrew from the case on opening day.
  • The decision to retry the strongman who was serving a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters came as no surprise. Mubarak and his security chief will be tried again on criminal charges related to those deaths. The news was welcomed by both Mubarak loyalists and his most ardent opponents.
  • Egyptians began two days of voting to elect the nation's first president since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. The polling comes days after an Egyptian high court dissolved the country's first freely elected parliament and the election now reflects the deep divisions in the country that has been unsettled since its revolution last year.
  • The choice reflects the deep divisions in the country that has been unsettled since its revolution last year. The voting began smoothly with long lines reported at some polling stations in Cairo. Some 50 million Egyptians are eligible to vote Saturday and Sunday.
  • Egyptians begin voting in a two-day presidential runoff election Saturday. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
  • A spokesman for Egypt's interior ministry tells CNN that the former president is in a "full coma." The BBC, however, says it's been told Mubarak is not in a coma. Rumors about the severity of his problems continue to swirl.
  • Protests continue against the court rulings on former President Hosni Mubarak. A panel of judges sentenced Mubarak and his former interior minister to life in prison for their role in the deaths of protesters during the Arab Spring uprising in the country. But the panel acquitted six security officials linked to the shootings.
  • Crowds erupted with joy and anger Saturday after Egypt's former president was sentenced to life in prison for his role in protesters' deaths. Many Egyptians hoped Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister would face harsher sentences.
  • A judge in Cairo has delivered a verdict Saturday at the trial of Hosni Mubarak, the ousted Egyptian leader accused of complicity in the deaths of more than 800 anti-government protesters during last year's revolution. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells host Scott Simon that Mubarak was acquitted of corruption charges, but found guilty in connection with the killing of protesters.
  • Former President Hosni Mubarak was convicted on Saturday in connection with the killing of protesters during last year's uprising. The protests pushed Mubarak to resign after nearly 30 years in power.