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...an effort that had faced strong opposition because of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. In the world In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. In 1985, all 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane...

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This Day in History

...Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I. In 1952, Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.

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This Day in History

...prime minister.) In 1952, King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, some...

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Anwar Sadat's vision for Egypt

...warrior-statesman. As Egypt's vice president in 1970, he became president upon the sudden death of Egyptian icon Gamal Abdel Nasser. The country was still reeling from its humiliating defeat by Israel in the Six-Day War three years earlier. Sadat...

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Beware the Islamists in the wings

...for all the political window dressing with which Mubarak has surrounded himself, Egypt is - as it has been since Gamal Abdel Nasser - a military dictatorship. The army and its economic interests are woven throughout the fabric of the country's...

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This Day in History

...treason. (He was condemned to death, but his sentence was commuted.) In 1952, Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser launched a successful coup against King Farouk. In 1986, Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster...

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This Day in History

...Bengal in the Battle of Plassey, which effectively marked the beginning of British colonial rule in India. In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. In 1985, all 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane...

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'Post-American world' is still a long way off

...opened the door to unprecedented Soviet involvement, including a quasi-alliance between Moscow and the Egypt of Gamal Abdel Nasser, as well as with Syria. In 1979, the central pillar of American strategy toppled when the pro-American Shah...

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