Carter hails Ford as friend, leader

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Wednesday said his relationship with Gerald R. Ford was the closest in history between former presidents. Carter eulogized Ford during the final service in a six-day celebration of the 38th president's life at Grace Epis

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CAIRO, April 12 (UPI) -- Egypt has freed more than 900 Islamic militants from prison, including those from a group accused of assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981.

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Egypt presidential candidate blasts regime

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 27 (UPI) -- Egyptian Presidential hopeful, Talaat Sadat, nephew of slain president Anwar Sadat, blasted the Egyptian regime, accusing it of wasting public funds.
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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)

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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