Condition of Egypt's Mubarak stable: source

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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 7:21 AM

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's health is stable but has not improved, and there are no plans for now to move him from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, an army source said on Thursday.

"Mubarak's health at the moment is stable but has not improved," the source told Reuters, adding that the former president, ousted by a popular uprising on February 11, was eating very little and was on a drip.

"There are no plans to move Mubarak from Sharm el-Sheikh at the moment," the source said.

A medical source in Sharm el-Sheikh, where Mubarak is in hospital, said on Wednesday that Mubarak's condition was "unstable." He has been detained for 15 days for questioning over a probe into graft and the killing of protesters.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad; Writing by Sarah Mikhail)