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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak returns to court

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returned to court on Sunday, three days after his release from prison into house arrest. He is facing charges in a retrial for ordering police to fire on protesters in Cairo during the 2011 uprising in Egypt. Also appearing in court were Mubarak's two sons, who face corruption charges, and former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, a co-defendant.

Hosni Mubarak will be freed 'within 48 hours,' says lawyer

"All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours," says the former strongman's lawyer. "He should be freed by the end of the week."

Hagel hearings reinforce congressional support for whatever Israel does

Commentary: GOP senators opt to grandstand rather than ask serious questions on defense policy.
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Former US Senator Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee for US Secretary of Defense, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Jan. 31, 2013. Facing tough questions from some senators at his confirmation hearing, Hagel said in his opening remarks that he wanted to keep America's armed forces the strongest in the world and that he supported using military force to safeguard the country's interests. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
The Senate Armed Services Committee — surely one of the most important committees in what we euphemistically refer to as the Upper House of our Congress — gave a nice, day-long display at the end of last week as to why Congress's approval rating, in a new survey, remained in single digits.

Egypt: Hosni Mubarak ordered back to jail

Doctors say Mubarak's health is good for a man of his age, according to the prosecutor general's office.

Chatter: Hosni Mubarak, dead or alive?

Is Mubarak dead and do Egyptians care, should Julian Assange get political asylum, and can you blame an octopus for grabbing a dolphin's privates?
Graphic. (Antler Agency/GlobalPost)
Is Mubarak dead and do Egyptians care, should Julian Assange get political asylum, and can you blame an octopus for grabbing a dolphin's privates?

Is Mubarak dead?

CAIRO — At one cafe in central Cairo, almost no one believed the reports of Hosni Mubarak's death — nor did they care. “It’s not true!” one patron shouted of the report. “How many times have we heard this?” Many of the patrons said the endless rumors of Mubarak's health was only a distraction from the current political upheaval facing the country.

Hosni Mubarak through the ages (PHOTOS)

A look at the life of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Is Hosni Mubarak dead? Let's ask Twitter

Hosni Mubarak just can't seem to die. Once again, there are rumors and reports of his death.

Mubarak depressed, his doctor says

CAIRO, Egypt — A recent maelstrom of conflicting media reports has put Egypt's former leader, Hosni Mubarak, simultaneously in a full coma, without a pulse, or in stable condition and undergoing regular physiotherapy sessions. One of the doctors in Egypt’s police force who was called on to help treat Mubarak last week, confirmed to GlobalPost that Mubarak had been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and has been slipping in and out of consciousness over the past several days. He also said Mubarak suffered from depression.

Egypt: With new target, activists try again to occupy Tahrir Square

CAIRO — Several thousand, some camped-out in tents, remained in Tahrir Thursday, declaring an opened-ended Tahrir sit-in until the army cedes control.
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