The Presidential Daily Brief

important

  1. Egyptian Judge Clears Mubarak in Killings

    The circle is nearly complete. Egypt’s iron-fisted president for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, was deposed and imprisoned during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. But yesterday a Cairo judge acquitted Mubarak, 86, in the killings of hundreds of demonstrators, and he could be released next year after completing his three-year term for embezzlement. The country went from revolution to military junta to elected Islamist government back to a general in charge. It was another step, said one observer, toward “closing the file on the Jan. 25 revolution.”

    CNN, NYT

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition