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Secret recordings of Mubarak reveal much

By: David D. Kirkpatrick Source: Hosni Mubarak looked like a stalwart American ally but worried for years that Washington was trying to oust him as president of Egypt, he confided to a doctor recently in surreptitiously recorded conversations that came to light here last week. “How did the revolution start?” Mr. Mubarak mused about his ouster, in early 2011. “The Americans worked on it since 2005, and I had a feeling then.” The conversations were recorded over a period of months this year and were authenticated over the weekend when the doctor, an ear, nose and throat specialist, was summoned to testify about them. They offer a rare, unadulterated taste of the...

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Top Brotherhood leader arrested in Egypt

By: Agencies Source: Egyptian police have arrested Mohamed el-Beltagy, a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the latest arrest in a widening campaign against the group. Beltagy, a former member of parliament and head of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, was arrested in Giza governorate, just outside of the Egyptian capital, state television reported on Thursday. Beltagy was wanted on accusations that he incited violence and has been hunted by authorities for nearly three weeks. In a videotaped message aired  earlier this week, he said that authorities were trying to turn a “political crisis” into a security problem by accusing his group...

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Saudi king backs Egypt’s military against “terrorism”

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has called on Arabs to stand together against “attempts to destabilise” Egypt. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government stood and stands by today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism,” he said in a statement read on state TV on Friday, backing Egypt’s military leadership. “I call on the honest men of Egypt and the Arab and Muslim nations … to stand as one man and with one heart in the face of attempts to destabilise a country that is at the forefront of Arab and Muslim history,” he added. He also said that they are confident that Egypt will recover. Saudi Arabia was a close ally of former...

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