June 29, 1987 |
The Reagan Administration has agreed in principle to an Egyptian request to co-produce the U.S. Army's main battle tank, the M-1, and is working out final details before informing Congress, a State Department official said today. The Egyptian defense minister, Abdel-Halim abu Ghazala, has been pushing for more than a year for permission to either build or assemble the M-1 Abrams tank, which entered U.S. service in 1980, according to State and Defense Department officials.
October 27, 1985 |
Warning: This story contains descriptions of events that never occurred. Event No. 1: An attempt was made recently on the life of President Hosni Mubarak in (a) Alexandria, (b) Heliopolis. Mubarak was in his car and (a) was wounded in the neck, or (b) hand, or (c) was not wounded at all; his driver was (a) shot in the neck, (b) shot in the leg, or (c) killed. Event No. 2: Defense Minister Abdel-Halim abu Ghazala, in a separate incident, was shot and (a) wounded (b) killed. Event No.
November 26, 1985 |
Egypt said Monday that extremist Palestinians and an "Arab country known for its terrorist actions" were responsible for the hijacking of an EgyptAir jetliner. Deeply embarrassed by the bloody outcome, the government also sought to defend its decision to storm the jet on Malta, a move that resulted in heavy loss of life Sunday among the plane's passengers.
January 27, 1985 |
Egypt put on an exhibition last November to show the representatives of 200 international companies the products of its newest industry. Eleven types of weapons were on display. The weapons ranged from a radar-equipped missile, the local version of the Soviet SAM-7, to the Fahd armored personnel carrier, named for the king of Saudi Arabia.
August 3, 1986 |
Vice President George Bush arrived in Egypt on Saturday to confer with President Hosni Mubarak and other officials on the stalled Middle East peace process and on Cairo's requests for more U.S. aid to help its nearly bankrupt economy meet $3.5 billion in foreign debt payments this year.
July 31, 1993 |
The conventional wisdom here is that former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser scoured the nation for a man simple-minded enough to present no political threat, if selected vice president. He found Anwar Sadat. Sadat, it is said, surveyed the landscape and named Hosni Mubarak as his vice president. And Mubarak, who ascended to the presidency with Sadat's assassination in 1981, never named a vice president.
December 21, 1987 |
The ink had barely dried on last month's Arab League decision to allow member states to resume diplomatic ties with Egypt when, with great public fanfare, a high-ranking Egyptian military delegation flew to Kuwait to make a point that it was hoped would not be lost on Iran. Egypt, the unwritten message said, was back in the Arab fold and ready to commit its substantial military resources to the defense of its smaller Persian Gulf allies, should the need arise.
November 30, 1985 |
Despite a number of sobering constraints, pressure is building on the government of President Hosni Mubarak to take military action against Libya following last week's bloody hijacking of an EgyptAir jetliner to Malta, diplomatic and Egyptian analysts say. These analysts believe that it is only a question of time before Egypt takes some kind of action against Libya's leader, Col.
July 26, 1989 |
A year-old espionage scandal involving Egypt and the United States took on a new twist Tuesday with the mother of an American doctor convicted of spying for the CIA threatening to begin an indefinite hunger strike to protest what she believes to be her son's innocence. Rose Wassef, an Egyptian-born American from Troy, Mich., said she would not break her fast until Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agreed to see her to discuss her son's case.
March 16, 1986 |
The world seems to be closing in on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Terrorism, student demonstrations and a bloody mutiny by the Central Security Forces have rocked the country in the past few months. Diplomats and Egyptians agree that Mubarak handled the mutiny uncharacteristically well but it raises serious questions about the future, particularly the regime's relationship with the army.