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Nasser

Gamal Abdel . 1918--70, Egyptian soldier and statesman; president of Egypt (1956--70). He was one of the leaders of the coup that deposed King Farouk (1952) and became premier (1954). His nationalization of the Suez Canal (1956) led to an international crisis, and during his presidency Egypt was twice defeated by Israel (1956; 1967)
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Published by Edinburgh University Press, this book contributes to the ongoing debate on Nasser and his relevance to modern Egyptians.
Snatching a diplomatic victory from the jaws of his ignominious defeat, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser proceeded to set the stage for the escalating international campaign against Israel that has emboldened Palestinian extremists ever since.
It was Shaikh Nasser's best performance at the international level.
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Nasser is a member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco and he held the position of Senior Vice President, Upstream since 2008.
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Nasser's body has now been found near the UAE border with Oman following a three-week search.
Nasser was arrested on October 15 and has been held on a secret file.
Representing the youth national team, Nasser had his own share of laurels and when he joined Oman Sail it was just another adventure on the world stage.
Rumors started circulating two weeks ago after Muhammad Hassanein Heikal said in a program broadcast on the Qatari satellite TV AL JAZEERA, that Nasser died after drinking a cup of coffee Sadat had prepared with his own hands.
Former Egyptian president Sadat has been accused by his former aide of poisoning the coffee of his predecessor Nasser, who died three days after consuming the drink.
Abdel-Hakim's comments came after prominent writer Mohamed Hassanein Heikal said in his weekly programme last week on Qatari news TV Al-Jazeera that el-Sadat had fixed a cup of coffee three days before Nasser's death on September 28, 1970.