From Egypt: Mubarak, Mohamed al-Fayed and Michael Jackson
- Private Eye British satire journal nicknamed him the Phoney Pharaoh: former owner of Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, and owner of English Premiership football team Fulham Football Club.1 of 2
- al-Fayed initially tried to get his Michael Jackson erected outside of quintessentially and former self-owned, British Harrods, where he has in recent years placed statue of son and Diana (the Dodi-Diana memorial)2 of 2
Mubarak flight from Egypt claimed
Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was reported to have flown to Germany Sunday, sources told al-Jazeera, but the claim was not confirmed.
Al-Jazeera said the sources had Mubarak leaving the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, where he and his family have been under house arrest since his downfall Feb. 11.
He has had medical treatment in Germany in the past.
Egypt's ruling military council has repeatedly said Mubarak would not be allowed out of the country, even for medical treatment, Al Jazeera reported.
Iran's government-run Press TV reported Sunday that Germany has not commented on the report.
On Friday, thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand the resignation of all Mubarak regime officials and a trial for the fallen dictator.
London stadium gets Jackson statue
London soccer club owner Mohamed al-Fayed has erected a statue of Michael Jackson outside his stadium, and doesn't care who likes it.
Fayed, father of Princess Diana's late boyfriend Dodi Fayed, told Sky News,
Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.
People will queue to come and visit it from all over the U.K. and it is something that I and everybody else should be proud of, he added.
Fayed unveiled the statue of the late pop star outside Craven Cottage stadium in London before his Fulham Football Club's Premier League match against Blackpool Sunday.
He had tried to put the statue outside Harrods department store, which he once owned, but was denied permission.
Fayed invited Jackson to watch a Fulham match in 1999.