Egyptian Army to Demolish Torched Headquarters of Mubarak's Once-ruling Party

Egypt's government on Wednesday ordered the army's corps of engineers to demolish the headquarters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak's now-defunct party, a towering structure on the Nile which was torched by protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his rule.
The government decided to demolish the National Democratic Party's headquarters nearly a year ago, but the fate of the site -- prime real-estate alongside the city's central Tahrir Square -- has been a source of contention. The Antiquities Ministry says the land belongs to the adjacent Egyptian Museum, home to the country's Pharaonic treasures. The Cairo governorate has also claimed the land.