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March 15, 1992 | Reuters
The general who led Egypt's forces in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and then had a falling out with President Anwar Sadat returned home Saturday after a long exile to face a three-year prison sentence. Former Lt. Gen. Saadeddin Shazli, 70, was arrested by military intelligence agents as he stepped off a plane at Cairo airport.
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March 15, 1992 | Reuters
The general who led Egypt's forces in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and then had a falling out with President Anwar Sadat returned home Saturday after a long exile to face a three-year prison sentence. Former Lt. Gen. Saadeddin Shazli, 70, was arrested by military intelligence agents as he stepped off a plane at Cairo airport.
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December 15, 1985 | From Reuters
Egypt indicted four Libyans on Saturday on charges of plotting to kill Libyan exiles in Egypt, with the public prosecutor demanding the death penalty. The men, who will appear before a high security court in Alexandria, were arrested last month after what the prosecution said was a foiled bid to assassinate Libyan exiles in Egypt, including former Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Bakoush.
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March 3, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Six members of the Libyan armed forces arrived Monday night in southern Egypt and asked for political asylum, an official source said. The Libyans arrived aboard a Libyan C-130 military transport plane, which landed at Abu Simbel airport about 930 miles south of Cairo. The passengers refused to divulge their military ranks, airport sources said. The sources added that the governor of Aswan, Gen. Kadri Osman, accompanied by the chief of army intelligence, Gen.
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July 20, 2012 | By Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times
As Syrian opposition leaders threw punches at one another early this month in a five-star Cairo hotel, rebel fighters in Idlib province spent hours trying to fight off tanks, armored vehicles and attack helicopters with little more than Kalashnikov rifles. By nightfall, as the rebels fled shelling that reportedly killed dozens, conference members continued to fight over post-revolution plans. The conference scuffle laid bare power struggles among Syrians seeking the overthrow of President Bashar Assad, despite a conflict that has moved ever closer to the Syrian leader.
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November 10, 2004 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
Yasser Arafat, guerrilla chieftain turned statesman who juggled armed resistance and political diplomacy, yet failed to achieve his lifelong dream of creating a Palestinian state, died today. He was 75. Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a top Arafat aide, confirmed to The Associated Press that Arafat died at 4:30 am Paris time. He spoke to reporters at Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Arafat, who had been a prisoner in his West Bank headquarters since 2002, died in a military hospital in a Paris suburb.
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November 11, 2004 | Tracy Wilkinson and Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writers
Yasser Arafat, the guerrilla chieftain who juggled armed resistance and political diplomacy, left a dual impression on the world: the iconic symbol of the Palestinian struggle for statehood, and the embodiment of a revolutionary who could not make the transition to governance. Revered and reviled, Arafat forced the plight of the Palestinian people into international consciousness and made it the defining conflict of the 20th century Middle East.
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