facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
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.

Egypt in turmoil faces looming food crisis

CAIRO, July 17 (UPI) -- Strife-torn Egypt faces severe food shortages in the months ahead and its military rulers are pinning their hopes on a bumper wheat crop to see the country through.

Commentary: Mideastern potpourri

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Wars, revolutions, assassinations, betrayals covered by Arnaud de Borchgrave in the Middle East since 1952
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Algerian bloodbath haunts Egypt's revolution

CAIRO, July 10 (UPI) -- The specter of Algeria's ferocious 10-year civil war in the 1990s between its military and Islamists robbed of a landmark electoral victory hangs over Egypt in turbulent aftermath of the July 3 ouster of democratically elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi by the army.
Osama to Obama: 'I'm a happy camper'

Osama to Obama: 'I'm a happy camper'

HERNDON, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- If any joy exists in hell, Osama bin Laden is a happy camper.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Report: Bin Laden blew himself up to avoid capture by SEALs

Report: Bin Laden blew himself up to avoid capture by SEALs

CAIRO, May 28 (UPI) -- A former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad claimed Osama bin Laden took his own life and wasn't killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011, Gulf News reported.
Barbara Walters on retirement: I am perfectly healthy

Barbara Walters on retirement: I am perfectly healthy

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Barbara Walters officially announced her planned summer 2014 retirement on Monday's edition of "The View" in New York.
Barbara Walters says she will retire from TV journalism in 2014

Barbara Walters says she will retire from TV journalism in 2014

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters, the groundbreaking newscaster and creator of "The View," says she will retire from TV journalism in 2014.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Commentary: Geopolitical malignancy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Since World War II, the Middle East in particular and the Arab world in general is a kaleidoscope of wars, revolutions, coups, counter-coups and assassinations.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Rights group: Egyptian Constitution flawed

CAIRO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Egypt's Constituent Assembly has passed a draft constitution that fails to protect women's rights or guarantee religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
By United Press International
Page 2 of 11
Photos
Anwar Sadat
Jehan Sadat, the wife of former Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat, addresses the media on March 8, 1988 in San Francisco just prior to dinner at which she was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the United Nations Association of San Francisco. (UPI Photo/Martin Jeong/Files)
Wiki

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Anwar Sadat."
Quotes
Most Popular
1
Mom recovering after emergency surgery to save quadruplets Mom recovering after emergency surgery to save quadruplets
2
Teresa and Joe Giudice distant since sentencing Teresa and Joe Giudice distant since sentencing
3
Massive sunspot sending violent flares toward Earth Massive sunspot sending violent flares toward Earth
4
Uma Thurman's look-alike daughter, Maya, attends film premiere with her mom Uma Thurman's look-alike daughter, Maya, attends film premiere with her mom
5
Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too
x
Feedback