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Egyptians Honor Activist Whose Death Sparked Revolution

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Egyptians have taken to the streets to honor activist Khaled Said, beaten to death in the northern city of Alexandria one year ago in a savage attack blamed on police. The incident helped inspire the uprising that brought down Egypt’s president. Pictures of the 28-year-old’s badly disfigured and bloodied face quickly spread over […]

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Egypt Lifting Nightly Curfew Imposed During Uprising

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military rulers are lifting a nightly curfew that was imposed during the height of the country’s popular uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Military officials said Monday the curfew would end on June 15 in order to “encourage the return to normal life.” The curfew was imposed on January 28 when Mr. Mubarak […]

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IMF Agrees to $3 Billion Loan for Egypt

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Monetary Fund has agreed to lend Egypt $3 billion in a one-year program designed to help stabilize the country’s economy and drive growth. The IMF outlined the deal Sunday, saying it will help generate jobs, assist low-income households and create a more competitive business environment with a focus on small and medium companies. […]

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Egypt Sentences Former Finance Minister

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former finance minister has become the latest high-ranking official who served in former President Hosni Mubarak’s government to be convicted of corruption. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Youssef Boutros Ghali to 30 years in prison on charges that include misusing public funds. Investigators say Ghali used cars waiting in customs for his personal […]

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Egypt’s Former Finance Minister Sentenced

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former finance minister has become the latest high-ranking official who served in former President Hosni Mubarak’s government to be convicted of corruption. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Youssef Boutros Ghali to 30 years in prison on charges that include misusing public funds. Investigators say Ghali used cars waiting in customs for his personal […]

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August Trial Date Set for Egypt’s Mubarak

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will face trial in August on charges of fraud and orchestrating the killing of anti-government protesters who drove him from power. Egypt state media on Wednesday announced the trial will begin on August 3. Mr. Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, will face trial in […]

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August Trial Date Set for Egypt’s Mubarak

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will face trial in August on charges of fraud and orchestrating the killing of anti-government protesters who drove him from power. Egypt state media on Wednesday announced the trial will begin on August 3. Mr. Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, will face trial in […]

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