Mubarak set to return to Egypt

President to return home in next two days following surgery in Germany, paper says.

    Mubarak has been seen speaking with foreign
    leaders while at the hospital [AFP]

    The 81-year-old president, who has ruled Egypt for almost three decades, also had benign tissue removed during the operation conducted on March 6.

    in depth

      Profile: Hosni Mubarak
      Egypt activists rebuke constitution

    Mubarak handed presidential powers to Ahmed Nazif, the pime minister, just before the operation, and has not yet officially taken them back, although he has been shown speaking on the telephone with foreign leaders and local officials while at the hospital.

    As with other occasions when he has had medical treatment, the latest incident sparked rumours about his health. It led to Egypt's stock market falling sharply in the days after the president's operation.

    However, it steadied when images of him sitting and chatting with doctors were broadcast on March 16.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.