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Tahrir Square

Egyptian Activist, Icon Of Tahrir Square, Gets 15-Year Prison Term

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the first such verdict under Egypt’s new president, a criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year prison sentence against one of the leading figures of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak. The heavy jail term for activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was arrested in November on […]

June 11, 2014

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sentenced To Three Years In Prison In Graft Case

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were convicted Wednesday of plundering the state treasury of millions of dollars, with the ex-leader sentenced to three years in prison and his sons to four years each. The verdict by a Cairo court came more than […]

May 21, 2014

Israel Surrounded As Arab Spring Turns Darker

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) — The Middle East is plunging toward crisis. The early promise of Tahrir Square has been supplanted by dismay that the Egyptian authorities — such as they are — allowed mobs to lay siege to the Israeli embassy in Cairo this past weekend. Not long ago, Turkey and Israel were strategic partners. […]

September 13, 2011