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Egypt begins trial of former prime minister Ebeid

CAIRO: Egypt began the trial on Sunday of former Prime Minister Atef Ebeid and other officials accused of illegally selling an island nature reserve to a businessman close to deposed president Hosni Mubarak. Ebeid, prime minister from 1999 to 2004, was charged along with former agriculture minister Youssef Wali and three others with selling the …

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Egypt bans former PM from leaving country

By Maggie Michael /AP CAIRO: Egyptian state TV says a former prime minister and Cabinet minister have been banned from leaving the country, a move that is often the prelude to a criminal investigation and a possible trial. It says Egypt’s top prosecutor on Wednesday banned Atef Ebeid, prime minister from 2001 to 2004, as well …

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