36 articles tagged "Mubarak"
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Gemal Mubarak in jail
Today: Mubarak. Tomorrow: Tantawi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2011, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Egyptian prosecutor general's decicion to put deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons on trial -  the former for his life - indicates the powerlessness of the ruling supreme military council in the face of the street. This weakness emboldens the Muslim Brotherhood and opens the door to ...

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Hosni Mubarak faces corruption probe
Mubarak faces probe on gas to Israel, warrants for Israeli, US partners
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2011, 1:48 PM (GMT+02:00)

The prospects of Egypt resuming its gas supplies to Israel dropped to zero Thursday, March 3 when Egypt's state security prosecutor Abdel Magid Mahmud announced that deposed president Hosni Mubarak would be summoned for questioning next week about allegedly corrupt deals for selling Israel Egyptian gas at knock-down prices, debkafile's Cairo sources report. He also plans to issue arrest warrants against Israeli and American partners in EMG, the firm set up jointly for the gas deal. The military rulers are not interfering.

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Egyptian Gen. Mohsen el-Fangari
The rising stars of Egypt's ruling military
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly February 15, 2011, 5:47 PM (GMT+02:00)


DEBKA-Net-Weekly in its latest issue out last Friday offered a blow-by-blow account of the "democratic revolution" which brought Egypt's generals to power, what they are really telling the Obama administration and the candidates they are weighing for next ruler in Cairo.

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Mubarak salvages financial fortune with Saudi help
Mubarak moves vast assets from Europe to Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2011, 2:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hosni Mubarak and his family have moved a large part of their assets – guesstimated at between $20 and $70 billion - from European banks to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Republics against personal guarantees from King Abdullah and Sheik Al Nahyan to block access to outside parties.This is reported by Gulf and West European sources. Mubarak denies ever resigning or handing power to the military. "I never knew Suleiman was going to make that statement."

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Protesters celebrate victory
Hosni Mubarak resigns, hands powers to the army
DEBKAfile Special Report February 11, 2011, 6:46 PM (GMT+02:00)

Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Friday, Feb. 11, that Hosni Mubarak had decided to step down as president of Egypt and hand his powers to the High Council of the Armed Forces· The announcement was greeted with ecstatic cheers by the protesters assembled in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other city centers on the 18th day of their demonstrations for his ouster.
With a single sentence Suleiman marked the end of Mubarak's 32-year rule of Egypt.

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First Iranian War Ships Dock in Jeddah with an Eye on Suez Canal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2011, 3:45 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran is claiming the exclusive right to control passage in the Persian Gulf while shooting out a naval tentacle to the Red Sea and Suez Canal. Saudi King Abdullah is so furious with Barack Obama, accusing him of dumping America's best Arab friend, that he is willing to play ...

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US Nod to a Coup, But Who Would Lead It?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2011, 3:44 AM (GMT+02:00)

By holding on, Hosni Mubarak confronted the Obama administration with a moral dilemma: How to orchestrate a military coup raising a general to the presidency and reconcile it with the democratic transfer of power?

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Customs officers have stopped collecting tolls from Suez shipping
Egypt's economy close to meltdown. Military coup near
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2011, 11:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt and its population of 82 million are on the point of a calamitous breakdown as large sections of the economy are shut down by strikes against state-appointed managements and Vice President Omar's Suleiman's leadership. As protesters continue to fill Cairo's Tahrir Square, trains have stopped running, food is running low and lifeline highways are blocked by protesters. Egypt's Foreign Minister Abul Gheit called on the army Wednesday, Feb. 9, to take over government and save Egypt from total anarchy.

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Vice President Omar Suleiman is running the show today.
Where is Egypt going after the new tempest?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly February 8, 2011, 1:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

Who moves into the presidential palace when (date unknown) Hosni Mubarak leaves? Washington's preferred candidate is not Omar Suleiman. DEBKA-Net-Weekly, in its coming issue Friday, surveys the field, none of which offers guarantees against violent upsets down the road. Is there a deal between the regime and the army? Maybe the incumbents are settling in to stay, sparing a few crumbs to keep the opposition quiescent.  Are there any other options?

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USS Kearsarge enters Suez Canal
Egypt nears military coup. USS warships in Suez
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2011, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

A fresh surge of popular anti-Mubarak protest ripping across Egypt Tuesday, Feb. 8 – from the Western Desert to North Sinai - has brought the country close to a military coup to stem the anarchy. Vice President Suleiman conveyed this warning to a group of Egyptian news editors as the disorders began their third week began to spread to places of work. In Cairo, rebellious staff sacked state-appointed managements and set up "revolutionary committees" to run them.

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Hosni Mubarak survives two weeks of protest
Egyptian army against deposing Mubarak -"the October War Hero"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2011, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile's military sources disclose exclusively that the army heads, on the sidelines of the anti- and pro-Mubarak standoff till now, have decided to stand against the president's premature removal before his term runs out in 200 days. "We can on no account permit an Egyptian general, Hero of the October (1973) War against Israel, to be humiliated, whatever the political price may be," the generals say. Sunday, Feb. 6, Vice President Omar Suleiman's compromise proposals split the opposition.

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US Envoy Frank Wisner
Obama's Egyptian policy criticized in US as missing its mark
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2011, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

Many Western and Middle East observers were astonished to hear US President Barak Obama's special envoy Frank Wisner insisting that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stay on to steer changes after twelve days of Washington-backed protests failed to unseat him. Some US sources suggested Wisner's words were a pointer to a White House flip flop in its policy on Egypt in view of the clear impression that it had missed its mark and was facing rising criticism at home.

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VP Suleiman targeted for assassination
Assassins fail to murder Egyptian Vice President Suleiman
DEBKAfile Special Report February 5, 2011, 2:19 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman survived an attack on his convoy in central Cairo a week ago just after he was sworn in by President Hosni Mubarak. This is denied by Cairo. debkafile: This and other untoward incidents tend to occur every time the US President  Barack Obama turns up the heat for ending the Mubarak presidency. The latest was the sabotage of the Egyptian-Israeli gas pipe in northern Sinai Saturday, Feb. 5 which cut off supplies to Israeli and Jordan. 

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Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak is Energized for Battle by Obama's Bid to Oust Him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2011, 2:34 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak is determined to go down fighting – or not at all – even if Egypt is plunged in civil war. He is mustering his financial, military and mental sources for the battle of his life. The figure rising to prominence from the turbulence is new ...

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Anwar Sadat and Ronald Reagan
Mubarak Believes a US-Backed Egyptian Military Faction Plotted His Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2011, 2:34 AM (GMT+02:00)

Mubarak is convinced he is the victim of a US-backed military plot hatched three years ago to hound him out of the presidency by stirring up the masses against him. It was not by change that the army chiefs were away in Washington when the street protests began.

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Gen. Omar Suleiman
Israel Responds to VP Suleiman's Request for Military-Intelligence Aid
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2011, 2:34 AM (GMT+02:00)

From mid-week Israel has been feeding Vice President Omar Suleiman intelligence at his request and with Washington's approval. It includes aerial intelligence from the main hubs of unrest and naval patrols to secure Suez Canal passage. Israel has beefed up its border units on the Egyptian border and surveillance ...

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Muammar Qaddafi
Squaring off against Masses, Muslim Brotherhood and… Obama
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2011, 2:34 AM (GMT+02:00)

Arab rulers have come up with three theories to account for Barack Obama's inexplicable policy of removing one friendly Middle East leader, Mubarak and abandoning another, Saad Hariri. Above all, they are scared of joining hands with Washington for any joint endeavor and petrified with fear of the Muslim ...

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Pro-Mubarak activists ride into Tahrir Square
Obama to Egyptian Army: Remove Mubarak now, start transition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2011, 11:16 PM (GMT+02:00)

Wednesday, Feb. 2, President Barack Obama delivered an ultimatum to Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman and the army and security chiefs: Remove Mubarak in the coming hours or else US aid to Egypt will be cut off, debkafile reports exclusively from Washington. The White House said: "Transition must begin now." The first violent collision between pro- and anti-Mubarak activists in Cairo left 30 dead, 2000 injured, and threatens more civil bloodshed. The last Israelis were evacuated from Egypt, including news correspondents.

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Generals Yoav Galant and Gaby Ashkenazi
Separate whirlwinds demolish two Middle East figures in one day
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 2, 2011, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)

Skillful choreography, not just spontaneous popular dissent, brought Hosni Mubarak's 30 years as president to an end Tuesday night, Feb. 2. In fact, the hands of the United States, Britain and Egyptian army heads were plain to see at every stage.The axing of Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant as Israel's next chief of staff – on the same day - was contrived too. Maj. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi has been building momentum to challenge Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak as a future political leader.

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Ominously, Mubarak is hanged in effigy by Cairo protesters
Mubarak: My role is over, I will die in Egypt
DEBKAfile Special Report February 1, 2011, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

In a speech to the nation Tuesday night, Feb. 1, President Hosni Mubarak defied the demands of President Barack Obama and his army generals to quit at once and leave Egypt and said he would serve out his term until September and not run again. He also swore to die in Egypt – meaning no exile for him.  Mubarak said he would devote his remaining months to the peaceful transition of power. But his role was over.
Ambassador Frank Wisner delivered Obama's message to Mubarak as four million protesters marched against him. 

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