Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

Associated Press
Egyptian protesters shout slogans at a protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt Friday, June 8, 2012. Hundreds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, to demonstrate against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, ahead of a run-off vote.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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An Egyptian court dropped on Aug. 19 a corruption charge against Hosni Mubarak, the president ousted in the 2011 uprising, a ruling his lawyer said would clear the way to his release from jail soon.

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