The News Matrix: Monday 11 June 2012

Poll of polls gives Labour a big lead

Hosni Mubarak's health in rapid decline

Hosni Mubarak's health entered a "dangerous" phase yesterday, and doctors had to use a respirator five times to help the deposed Egyptian leader to breathe, according to security officials at his prison.

Protesters scuffle with supporters of Ahmed Shafiq on Tahrir Square yesterday

Robert Fisk: In Cairo, they know revolutions don't always pan out quite as they wanted

Is Hosni Mubarak's ghost going to be reinstalled, substituting a security state in place of democracy?

Mass rallies to take place as surge of anger against Egypt’s military establishment appears to be bubbling over

The surge of anger against Egypt’s military establishment appears to be bubbling over tonight, with more mass rallies due to take place in city squares across the country and leading politicians calling for this month’s presidential election to be shelved.

A protester chants slogans in Tahrir Square against the verdicts on Hosni Mubarak, his sons and security chiefs

Cairo press revels in tales of angry inmate Mubarak's demand for blue pyjamas

Hosni Mubarak spent his first night of incarceration angrily cursing prison guards and insisting on wearing blue pyjamas instead of the regulation uniform, it emerged yesterday as Egypt braced itself for a week of further unrest before this month's presidential election run-off.

President Assad warned his war could spread to other countries

Robert Fisk: Hosni Mubarak has fallen. Assad clings on. Yet the fate of their nations is anyone's guess

The Long View: They can say Shafik's rule would be 'a more ferocious version of a police state than that under Mubarak'

The News Matrix: Monday 4 June 2012

U-turns are a sign of strength, says PM

Thousands of protesters gather in Cairo yesterday to wave national flags and chant anti-military slogans

Anger on the streets threatens to derail Egypt poll

Egyptian presidential hopeful feels anger of a nation after court clears Mubarak's sons

Jubilation and anger as Egypt's dictator sentenced

The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for failing to stop the killing of some 850 protesters during the uprisings that forced him from power last year, but his acquittal on separate corruption charges saw angry scenes erupt on Cairo's streets.

Egypt: Crowds demand Shafiq's removal

Thousands of people took to the streets across Egypt to demand that Ahmed Shafiq, a senior official in Hosni Mubarak's ousted regime, be disqualified from next month's presidential run-off.

Further charges against Hosni Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa

The two sons of Hosni Mubarak, the deposed President, were charged with insider trading yesterday and are to be tried before a criminal court. They were among nine men who made illicit gains from the sale of a bank, according to a statement from the prosecutor-general's office which was reported by the state news agency. It gave no other details.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi seeks to reassure female and Christian voters

The Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential nominee attempted to shore up his support in Egypt today by offering to open up senior political positions for Christians and promising not to impose Islamic dress codes for women.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 29 May 2012

Briton on £1.6m drug smuggling charges

Leading article: Egypt's elections leave its divisions unresolved

The results of the first round of Egypt's presidential election are at once hugely positive, and hugely negative.

The News Matrix: Monday 28 May 2012

Call for supervision of new doctors

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