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Six soldiers killed at checkpoint near Cairo

CAIRO, March 15 (UPI) -- Unknown gunmen killed six Egyptian soldiers at a military police checkpoint near Cairo early Saturday, an official said.

Egyptian army raids suspected Sinai terror camp

CAIRO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Egyptian military said Monday a raid on suspected terrorists on the Sinai peninsula resulted in five deaths and three arrests.

Egyptian military arrests 19 armed members of Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nineteen armed members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in the town of Ismailia, an Egyptian military spokesman said Saturday.

Egypt's military denies report al-Sisi announced candidacy

CAIRO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Reports Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would be a presidential candidate are false, an army spokesman said.

Second body found in fire-gutted Minneapolis apartment building

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A second body was found in the ruins of a Minneapolis apartment building gutted on New Year's Day by an explosion and fire, officials confirmed Friday.

At least four people injured in Nile Delta bombing

CAIRO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- At least four people were injured when a bomb exploded next to the military intelligence building in Sharqiya in Egypt's Nile Delta, officials said.

Yemen authorities searching for al-Qaida Defense Ministry attackers

SANAA, Yemen, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Yemen's defense chief said authorities were looking for attackers who killed at least 52 people and injured 167 at the Defense Ministry Sanaa complex last week.

U.S. committed to Yemen, embassy still closed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it remained a steadfast political and military ally in full support of democratic transition under way in Yemen.

Blast at military building in Egypt injures six

ISMAILIA, Egypt, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Six soldiers were injured when a car bomb exploded outside of a military intelligence building in Egypt's Sinai region, officials said.
Egypt to open Rafah border crossing for three days

Egypt to open Rafah border crossing for three days

CAIRO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip for three days, Barakat al-Farra, the Palestinian ambassador in Cairo said.
At least three dead as thousands of pro-Morsi supporters march

At least three dead as thousands of pro-Morsi supporters march

CAIRO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- At least three people were killed Friday as supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held large demonstrations, the health ministry said.

Army, militants clash in incidents in north Sinai

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Egyptian military forces said they clashed with unidentified militants Saturday in separate incidents in the northern Sinai.

As many as 5 militants killed in Sinai blasts

CAIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Two explosions in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed as many as five suspected militants, officials said.
Preacher: Morsi supporters will 'die as martyrs' to see him reinstated

Preacher: Morsi supporters will 'die as martyrs' to see him reinstated

CAIRO, July 12 (UPI) -- Supporters of Mohamed Morsi are willing to "die as martyrs" to see the deposed Egyptian president returned to office, an Islamist preacher said Friday.
Mansour appoints prime minister to choose Egyptian cabinet

Mansour appoints prime minister to choose Egyptian cabinet

CAIRO, July 9 (UPI) -- Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour Tuesday appointed Hazem Beblawi prime minister and directed him to form a new government, state media reported.
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Ahmed Ali
Ahmed Ali sits in a wheelchair beside his daughter Mira (right) and another female relative Nejmeh (center) at a hospital in Beirut on Thursday July 27, 2006. Ahmed Ali lost both his legs a week ago when his home in Bilida, south Lebanon, was bombed by Israeli war planes . Twelve members of his family where injured in the same attack. In 1974 Ahmed Ali was also wounded in an Israeli air strike that killed two of his friends. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
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Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi) was a Pakistani novelist, diplomat and scholar, who was responsible for writing arguably the greatest novel ever written about Delhi. Born in Delhi, India, he was involved in progressive literary movements as a young man. Professor Ahmed Ali was born in Delhi in 1910, and educated at Aligarh and Lucknow universities, standing first-class and first in the order of merit in both B.A. (Honours), 1930 and M.A. English, 1931. He taught at leading Indian universities including Lucknow and Allahabad from 1932–46 and joined the Bengal Senior Educational Service as Professor and Head of the English Department at Presidency College, Calcutta (1944–47). Professor Ahmed Ali was also BBC's Representative and Director in India during 1942–44. from China to Karachi in 1948; becoming Director of Foreign Publicity, Government of Pakistan.

Professor Ahmed Ali started his literary career at a very young age and became co-founder of the All-India Progressive Writers' Movement and Association with the publication of Angare in 1932, a collection of short stories by four young friends, which was later banned by the British Government of India in March 1933. Shortly afterwards Ahmed Ali and Mahmud-uz-Zaffar announced the formation of a "League of Progressive Authors", which was later to expand and become the All-India Progressive Writers' Association. Ahmed Ali presented his paper Art ka Taraqqi-Pasand Nazariya in its lnaugural Conference in 1936. A pioneer of the modem Urdu short story, Ahmed Ali's works include collections of short stories: Ahmed Ali achieved international fame with his novel Twilight in Delhi, which was first published by The Hogarth Press in London in 1940.

Professor Ahmed Ali was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at Michigan State University in 1975, Fulbright Visiting Professor of History at Western Kentucky University and Fulbright Visiting Professor of English at Southern Illinois University in 1978–79. He was made an Honorary Citizen by the State of Nebraska in 1979. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Karachi during 1977–79, which later conferred on him an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature in 1993.

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