World Bulletin / News Desk
Former Egyptian Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi is due to appear in a secret court hearing on Saturday to give testimony in the trial of toppled president Hosni Mubarak on murder and corruption charges.
Mubarak, his two sons, interior minister Habib al-Adly and top security officials are accused of killing hundreds of peaceful demonstrators during an uprising that brought Mubarak's 30-year autocracy to an end in early 2011.
Mubarak, his two sons and a business tycoon are also accused of corruption.
The court will also hear the testimonies of former army chief of staff Sami Anan and former military police commander Hamdi Badeen on Sunday and Monday, judicial sources said.
This is the fourth session in the trial since Mubarak's release in August pending investigation after serving the maximum pre-trial detention period.
UN aid chief tells Saudi envoy that relief organizations were 'delivering life-saving assistance as per internationally recognized principles and will continue to do so'
Syrian Center for Policy Research data dwarfs last UN casualty figures
Peace talks had collapsed however a plan is now under way to resolve the war in Syria
The first ever formal meeting is scheduled to be held in March
Arbitration law experts say monetary compensation to Turkey could be passed on to Turkish customers in lower gas bills
'The letter P doesn't exist in Arabic, so the borrowed term Palestine is worth debating' remarks draws mockery of Israeli lawmaker Anat Berko
Delegates from India and Oman have met to strengthen military ties
Iran holds annual celebrations commemorating its 1979 revolution for the first time since nuclear deal was finalized and sanctions lifted
Russia has proposed for a March 1 ceasefire talk as the Assad regime pounds the besieged city
Head of the Labour-led Zionist Union coalition said he still wants a two-state solution, bu does not believe it's achievable in present circumstances
A monitor reports on devastating deadly impact of Assad regime's offensive in the northern province
Russia's ambassador to Damascus shares his estimates on the number of Russian citizens living in Syria
Explosives, suicide belts have been found on suspects at Syria border
According to the Defense Intelligence Chief, the Russian support has given Assad a much better position to negotiate with world powers
Syrians recount how their life has changed under the brutal shelling of strikes in Aleppo
'2015 was by and large a decent year for news on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,' International Institute for Strategic Studies chief says