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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
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Islamic 'Martin 'Luther' issues his proclamation

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two high-profile personalities recently took actions -- one outside the United States and one within -- that couldn't be any farther apart in terms of their global impact.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Egypt said to edge closer to Russian arms package

CAIRO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Speculation persists of an emerging Egyptian-Russian military accord that will include the possible sale by Moscow of a package of weapons systems worth at least $2 billion.

Russia 'offers Egypt MiG-29s in $2B arms deal'

CAIRO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Russia has reportedly offered to sell Egypt MiG-29 interceptor jets, helicopters and air-defense systems worth at least $2 billion as Moscow moves to exploit the U.S. rift with the Arab world's most populous nation and regain the regional influence it had during the Cold War.

Russian arms official: Arms sale to Egypt likely

MOSCOW, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- An executive with Russia's state arms company, Rosoboronexport, said Friday the company is preparing for talks with Egypt about a weapons sale.

Russians 'send in big guns to sell arms to Egypt'

CAIRO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Russians have been quick to exploit U.S. President Barack Obama's Oct. 9 suspension of hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Egypt.

Egypt looks to Russia for arms after U.S. cutoff -- report

CAIRO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Egypt is reported to be looking to Moscow to supply it with weapons after U.S. President Barack Obama suspended a large part of the $1.3 billion Washington provides Cairo every year to mark its disapproval of the army's July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.
Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chaos at home and abroad tracks back to a dysfunctional Congress and weak-minded Obama administration.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The war in Egypt is on

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- War, maybe in the form of a low-intensity conflict, has descended upon Egypt.
JEFF M. MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator
Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The “Big Cairo Fire” destroyed 30 banks and major companies, 13 hotels, 310 stores, 92 bars, 40 movie theaters, eight automobile showrooms. Not last week but 61 years ago. And the arsonist was the same -- the Muslim Brotherhood.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Egypt's military risks trouble by reviving hated secret police

CAIRO, July 31 (UPI) -- The military-led interim government, grappling with widening protests over the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and a swelling al-Qaida-linked insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, says it's reviving the hated secret police in a bid to restore order.
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Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat (Arabic: محمد أنور السادات‎ Muḥammad Anwar as-Sādāt, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: ; 25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. In his eleven years as president he changed Egypt's direction, departing from some of the economic and political principles of Nasserism by re-instituting the multi-party system, and launching the Infitah economic policy.

He was a senior member of the Free Officers group that overthrew the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, whom he succeeded as President in 1970. As president he led Egypt in the October War of 1973 to liberate Egyptian territory occupied by Israel, making him a hero in Egypt and, for a time, the wider Arab World. Afterwards he engaged in negotiations with Israel, culminating in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. This won him the Nobel Peace Prize but also made him unpopular among some Arabs, resulting in a temporary suspension of Egypt's membership in the Arab League, and eventually his assassination.

Anwar Sadat was born on 25 December 1918 in Mit Abu al-Kum, al-Minufiyah, Egypt to a poor family, one of 13 brothers and sisters. His father was Egyptian, and his mother was Sudanese. He spent his early childhood under the care of his grandmother, who told him stories revolving around resistance to the British occupation and drawing on contemporary history.

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