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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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
Egypt's election: A leap into the unknown

Egypt's election: A leap into the unknown

CAIRO, May 21 (UPI) -- Egypt, the heart of the Arab world and its most populous country, goes to the polls Wednesday and Thursday to elect a new president, a leap into the unknown after 60 years of military coups and stage-managed elections.

Amid oil threat, Syria might be a way out

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 29 (UPI) -- Some see Syria as an alternative gateway for oil pipelines to the Mediterranean.

Israeli defense sector told to 'clean up'

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20 (UPI) -- Israeli defense contractors have been ordered to observe a "compliance program" intended to eradicate corruption on defense deals.
Concerns grow over Assad's chemical arms

Concerns grow over Assad's chemical arms

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Western powers are becoming nervous about Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons, primarily the possibility that they could fall into the hands of militant groups.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
By United Press International
Commentary: Political chutzpah

Commentary: Political chutzpah

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Groups in Egypt funded by the U.S. Congress and other human rights and pro-democracy organizations were closed by the Egyptian military, accused of interference in domestic politics. They didn’t have much to brag about anyway.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Egypt's Tower of Babel

Commentary: Egypt's Tower of Babel

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Egypt’s latest bloody riots that killed 26 and injured several hundred show that the path to elections at the end of November is strewn with booby traps.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: The Mubarak legend

Commentary: The Mubarak legend

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Between World War I and World War II, Egypt hovered between faux colonialism and faux democracy, going from bad to worse. The land of the pharaohs has known only six years of real democracy in its 5,000-year history.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Mubarak succession dominates Egypt polling

Mubarak succession dominates Egypt polling

CAIRO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Parliamentary elections scheduled for Nov. 29 will undoubtedly leave the ruling National Democratic Party in power, as it has been for decades.

Analysis: Mideast crisis keeps growing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- To better understand the Middle East it helps to take in a broader perspective of the situation; to step back and examine the problem with some distance.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.
By United Press International

Richard Nolte, ex-envoy to Egypt, dies

HANOVER, N.H., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Richard Nolte, whose brief career as U.S. ambassador to Egypt ended when he was expelled during the Six-Day War, has died at 86.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.
By United Press International
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Gamal Abdel Nasser
Arab heads of state meet on Sept. 27, 1970, at the Nile Hilton in Cairo to put an end to the civil war in Jordan between Palestinians and the government of King Hussein. From left to right: Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi, PLO chief Yasser Arafat, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and King Hussein of Jordan. Palestinian and Israeli officials steeled themselves on November 4, 2004 for the possible death of the veteran Palestinian leader as Arafat lay critically ill in a Paris hospital. While Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei tried to play down in public the seriousness of Arafat's condition, French doctors and Palestinian officials privately acknowledged that the man who has led the nationalist struggle for some 40 years was critically ill. (UPI photo/HO )
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Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein (Arabic: جمال عبد الناصر حسين‎, IPA: ; 15 January 1918 – 28 September 1970) was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. Along with Muhammad Naguib, the first president, he led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 which overthrew the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan, and heralded a new period of modernization, and socialist reform in Egypt together with a profound advancement of pan-Arab nationalism, including a short-lived union with Syria.

Nasser is seen as one of the most important political figures in both modern Arab history and politics in the 20th-century. Under his leadership, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal and came to play a central role in anti-imperialist efforts in the Arab World and Africa. The imposed ending to the Suez Crisis made him a hero throughout the Arab world. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the international Non-Aligned Movement. He is well-known for his nationalist policies and version of pan-Arabism, also referred to as Nasserism, which won a great following in the Arab World during the 1950s and 1960s. Although his status as "leader of the Arabs" was badly damaged by the Israeli victory over the Arab armies in the Six-Day War and Egypt's failure to win the subsequent War of Attrition against Israel, many in the general Arab population still view Nasser as a symbol of Arab dignity and freedom.

Gamal's father, Abdel Nasser Hussein, was born on 11 July 1888 in Beni Mur, a village near the city of Asyut in southern Egypt, to Hussein Khalil Sultan. Abdel Nasser Hussein had six brothers and one sister. Hussein Sultan's in-laws emigrated to Alexandria and in March 1904 Abdel Nasser was sent with them to attend al-Najah al-Ahlya elementary school in Alexandria. At the time, it was only required to have a Primary Education Certificate to work in the civil service. Abdel Nasser received his certificate in 1909 and joined the postal service soon after. In 1917 he married Fahima, the daughter of Mohammad Hamad, a coal merchant and contractor originally from Mallawi, Minya.

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