Hosni Mubarak

Yet Another Despot Gets Away With Grand Corruption

Priya Sood | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Priya Sood

At the end of November, the Egyptian court dropped corruption charges against Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt, who was alleged to have stolen an estimated $1.2 billion from the country. This turn of events now means that one more despot has been allowed to steal from his own citizens and not face any consequences.

Egypt's New Government Has the Same Dilemmas

Bessma Momani | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

I expect to see the new Egyptian government adopting tough economic policies backed by military might. That may allow it to shed the subsidies without forfeiting power. However, it will not restore investor confidence or win back the tourists who account for nearly 25% of the economy.

Is the Arab Spring Most Strong in Egypt?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

In terms of the Arab Spring, Egypt is the most evolved nation. Syria is still mired in phase one; Libya is in phase three. But if the constitution is indeed accepted by the populace. Egypt will have made it to phase six -- it will have effectively completed its transition to democracy. Egypt presents the most significant storyline of the Arab Spring because it offers us the best view of what the future might look like in the Middle East. And what exactly is that?

The Not-So-Foreign Policy Debate

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

The stage was set at Boca Raton's Lynn University. The desk dusted, chairs put in place and zingers primed and ready for volleying. Oh, and it was supposed to be about Foreign Policy. Right? Well it kind of was. Kind of. According to Romney, American grade school teachers are part of American foreign policy. Confused? Wait, there's more...

The Arab Spring Hasn't Saved Egypt, But Maybe a Militant Candidate Will

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Even after the Arab Spring, it is too early to tell what Egypt's fate will be. But if there's one thing to be said, it's that military intervention in the form of Ahmed Shafik winning the election might actually save the country. The other presidential option is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a ruthless organization which supported the Nazis, and seeks to suppress democracy in the Middle East.

Syrian Brutality: The Unintended Consequence of Mubarak's Trial

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

The trial of Mubarak will have the unintended consequence of teaching incumbent Arab governments that either they repress their protest movements or else face a similar wrath to that of Mubarak.

PHOTOS: Protesters, Supporters Gather At Mubarak Trial

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

Inside the courtroom in Cairo was the 83-year-old former president, on a hospital bed inside a cage. Outside supporters and opponents gathered to mark...

Egypt's Former President Makes A Dramatic Court Appearance

CP | Associated Press | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - An ailing, 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak, lying ashen-faced on a hospital bed inside a metal defendants cage with his two sons standing protective...

Troops Clash With Protesters In Tahrir Square

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - Egyptian troops clashed Monday with a small group of protesters camping out in Cairo's Tahrir Square to press demands for faster change and ju...