The official, who is at the prosecutor's office, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.
The verdicts triggered a wave of street protests on Saturday. The demonstrations also touched on the runoff election this month for a president to replace Mubarak, pitting Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi against Ahmed Shafiq, who was Mubarak's last prime minister. - AP
Fugitive arrested in '95 gas attack
TOKYO - One of the two remaining fugitive members of the doomsday cult behind the 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo subways was arrested Sunday, Japanese media reports said.
Former senior Aum Shinrikyo cult member Naoko Kikuchi, 40, had been spotted in Sagamihara city, 20 miles southwest of Tokyo, and acknowledged who she was when approached by police, according to NHK-TV and other media reports, citing investigative sources. She was wanted on murder charges in the 1995 attack.
Police declined to confirm the reports.
Cult members, who had amassed an arsenal of chemical, biological and conventional weapons in anticipation of an apocalyptic showdown with the government, released the nerve gas sarin in Tokyo's subways, killing 13 people and injuring more than 6,000. Nearly 200 members of the cult have been convicted in the gas attack and dozens of other crimes. Cult guru Shoko Asahara is still on death row. - AP
Sudan: 45 rebels killed in clash
KHARTOUM, Sudan - The Sudanese army says at least 45 rebels have been killed in Sudan's North Darfur after they attacked the military.
Army spokesman Sawarme Khalid Saad's remarks, carried on state radio Sunday, said a number of troops were also killed in the clashes. He did not say how many.
Saad said the clashes began when rebels from the Justice and Equality Movement attacked Fataha, a village in North Darfur. He said the rebels first looted the market and killed an unspecified number of villagers.
The Darfur-based JEM rebel group wants to topple Sudan's government. The rebels took advantage of fighting last month between Sudan and South Sudan to fight the Khartoum regime.
The U.N. estimates 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have been displaced in years of fighting in Darfur. - AP
A man blew up the entrance to a packed Serb nightclub with a hand grenade after he was refused admission early Sunday, killing himself, a friend, and a bystander, and injuring eight others, police and state media said. The explosion ripped through the entrance to the club in Idvor, north of Belgrade, police said in a statement. About 150 people were inside at the time.
Yemeni military officials say 21 al-Qaeda militants have been killed in a province where Islamists took advantage of the country's political turmoil last year to seize entire cities. Officials said 13 al-Qaeda fighters were killed in clashes with troops outside the city of Jaar, six more died fighting troops in Abyan's capital of Zinjibar on Sunday, and two were killed when troops shelled their car.