Hosni Mubarak


Hosni Mubarak in coma as Egypt tension grows

The ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was on life support in hospital after his heart stopped. He was transferred from the Torah prison hospital to a military hospital, and was understood to be in a coma on Tuesday night.

Egypt, a country lost in transition

Glastonbury Pyramid Stage

Egypt, a Cairo wit quipped recently, is "lost in transition". The serious point is that although Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February 2011, the country's progress from autocracy to democracy has been halting and complicated by tensions, divisions and violence at every turn.