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Fears of fresh Egypt uprising as economy fails to revive

LIKE many Egyptians, textile factory worker Magdi el-Aleemy expected the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak to change his life. It did, but not for the better.

Egypt's new Arab League candidate

Egypt yesterday replaced its candidate for head of the Arab League with its foreign minister, Nabil Elaraby, a diplomat who backed the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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Egypt's former first lady in hospital after arrest on corruption charges

THE wife of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was in intensive care yesterday after suffering severe chest pains when she heard the news that she had been arrested over corruption claims.

Mubarak and wife facing detention

Egypt's anti-corruption agency has ordered former president Hosni Mubarak and his wife detained as part of a probe into charges they used their influence to amass wealth unlawfully.

Mubarak and wife quizzed about cash

Egypt's government said deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his wife have been questioned over suspicions they illegally amassed vast wealth.

Former minister jailed for corruption

Egypt's former tourism minister was sentenced to five years' imprisonment yesterday for squandering public funds, the second member of former president Hosni Mubarak's cabinet to be jailed for financial misconduct.

Egyptian Christians take to the streets after 12 killed in clashes with Muslims

Hundreds of Egyptians, many of them Coptic Christians, demonstrated in Cairo yesterday over Muslim-Christian clashes that left 12 dead and a church burned.

Egypt welcomes Islamic banking

Covered head-to-toe in a black abaya embroidered with red and yellow flowers, Amal Abbas waits to place a deposit at Cairo's Al Baraka Egypt Bank, one of Egypt's two fully-fledged Islamic banks.

True figure for Egypt's death toll put at 846

AT LEAST 846 Egyptians died in the nearly three-week-long popular uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, according to a government fact-finding mission.

France keeps border shut as refugee crisis grows

France has defended its decision to temporarily shut its borders to trains from Italy, in a sign of a deepening conflict in the European Union over its response to a refugee crisis in North Africa.

Egypt's former PM on corruption charge

Egypt formally charged its former prime minister and a senior colleague yesterday, widening a crackdown on corruption as the ruling generals seek to show they are serious about ending the political culture that led to president Hosni Mubarak's fall.

Mubarak moved to military hospital

Egypt's public prosecutor has decided to transfer ousted president Hosni Mubarak to a military hospital, where he will remain under guard pending interrogation. A spokesman said he would be given "appropriate medical care".

Dynasty crumbles as brothers questioned

While their father was detained in Sharm el-Sheikh's hospital, Hosni Mubarak's sons were taken for questioning to the nearby courthouse.

Mubarak held for corruption and killing Egypt's protesters

EGYPT'S fallen president Hosni Mubarak was put under detention in his hospital room yesterday for investigation on accusations of corruption, abuse of power and killing protesters, in a dramatic step that brought celebrations from the movement that drove him from office.

Egypt detains Mubarak over abuse of authority, corruption and protester deaths

EGYPT has officially detained former President Hosni Mubarak during inquiries into accusations of corruption, abuse of authority and the killings of protesters during the uprising that removed him from power.

Hosni Mubarak admitted to hospital ahead of inquiry into state corruption

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was taken to hospital yesterday.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak 'hurt' over corruption claims

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, breaking a two-month silence since his fall from power, has said that accusations of corruption against his family were lies and he had the right to defend his reputation.

Egypt: Protesters burn cars in anger at crackdown

DEMONSTRATORS burned cars and built barricades with barbed wire in Cairo's central Tahrir Square yesterday, demanding the resignation of the military's chief hours after troops violently dispersed a protest there, killing at least one and injuring 71.

New president for Egypt promised before 2012

Egypt will elect a new president by the end of the year, the ruling military council said yesterday, laying out details of the political transition which Egyptians hope will produce a democratic government.

Egyptian poll favours changes to constitution

A MAJORITY of Egyptians who cast votes in a referendum has backed constitutional changes that will allow Egypt's military rulers to move swiftly to elections, a judicial official announced last night.

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