Sadat's nephew running for Egypt top post

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NDP tips Mubarak again for president

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Egyptian movie star dies at 55

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Mubarak is open to having a vice president

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Egypt Islamist strikes inside his cell

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Egypt refuses to lift emergency law

CAIRO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party Wednesday rejected opposition demands to cancel emergency laws in force for more than two decades.

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Islamic group claims Russian plane crashes

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Poll reveals Arab views toward U.S. policy

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Arab views in the Middle East toward the United States are strongly affected by U.S. policies on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Iraq.
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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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