Hosni Mubarak http://kunc.org en Egyptian Judge Abruptly Steps Down From Mubarak Retrial http://kunc.org/post/egyptian-judge-abruptly-steps-down-mubarak-retrial 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. NPR's Leila Fadel reports:<p><blockquote><p>"The session lasted only seconds. Judge Mustafa Hassan Abdullah opened the trial, quickly recused himself and transferred the proceedings to the court of appeals for the case to be reassigned to a new court.<p>"Moments before, Mubarak was wheeled into the prosecution cage on a stretcher. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:26:00 +0000 Melisa Goh 42859 at http://kunc.org Egyptian Judge Abruptly Steps Down From Mubarak Retrial Mubarak Granted Appeal Of His Life Sentence http://kunc.org/post/mubarak-granted-appeal-his-life-sentence An Egyptian court overturned a life sentence against ousted President Hosni Mubarak and ordered a retrial for the former autocrat.<p>The decision to retry the strongman who was serving a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters came as no surprise. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:14:00 +0000 38778 at http://kunc.org Mubarak Granted Appeal Of His Life Sentence Egypt Faces Tense Election For New President http://kunc.org/post/egypt-faces-tense-election-new-president Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>In Egypt, voters went to the polls today to pick a new president to replace Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in a revolution last year. Voters are casting ballots just a few days after that nation's highest court issued a ruling that dissolves Egypt's first freely elected parliament, which was dominated by Islamists. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:12:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 28995 at http://kunc.org Islamist Faces Member Of The Old Guard In Egypt Election http://kunc.org/post/islamist-faces-member-old-guard-egypt-election After some unexpected political drama this week, Egyptians are choosing a president Saturday, and the choice reflects the deep divisions in the country that has been unsettled since its revolution last year.<p>On the one side is Mohammed Morsi, candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic group that dominated the parliamentary elections back in December and January.<p>His opponent in the runoff is Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under Hosni Mubarak. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:14:00 +0000 28983 at http://kunc.org Islamist Faces Member Of The Old Guard In Egypt Election Egyptians Vote President To Succeed Mubarak http://kunc.org/post/egyptians-vote-president-succeed-mubarak Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Egyptians are voting today to pick a replacement for the ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The run-off between his last prime minister and an Islamist candidate comes just two days after a high court dissolved the first freely elected parliament in Egypt. Now, that ruling cast a shadow over the historic polls. Many Egyptians now seem to question whether their revolution last year that was supposed to bring them democracy has been in vain. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:48:00 +0000 28977 at http://kunc.org