Egypt’s last surviving 1952 revolutionary leaders dies

Khaled Mohieddin was 95. (Reuters)
Updated 06 May 2018
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Egypt’s last surviving 1952 revolutionary leaders dies

  • He was one of the military leaders of the Free Officers Movement, led by Egypt’s Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel-Nasser
  • He was imprisoned for two months in 1971 amid a crackdown by Anwar el-Sadat who became president after Nasser’s death a year earlier

CAIRO: An Egyptian leftist opposition leader, who helped overthrow the Egyptian monarchy in the 1952 revolution, has died at a Cairo hospital. Khaled Mohieddin was 95.
Mohieddin suffered age-related health problems and was taken to a military hospital several days ago. He died on Sunday.
President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi mourned the “symbol of national political action” and offered his condolences to the family of the late leftist leader, according to a statement by the presidency.
Mohieddin was born to a wealthy family in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo, in 1922. He graduated from Egypt’s military academy in 1940. He also gained a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Cairo University.
He was one of the military leaders of the Free Officers Movement, led by Egypt’s Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel-Nasser. The movement helped topple King Farouk in July 1952.
He was the last surviving member of the Revolutionary Command Council, an executive body that ran Egypt till 1956, when Nasser was elected as Egypt’s president.
He was imprisoned for two months in 1971 amid a crackdown by Anwar el-Sadat who became president after Nasser’s death a year earlier.
Mohieddin was the founder of the leftist Patriotic Progressive Unionist Party in 1976. He was a member of the Egyptian parliament from 1990 to 2005.
He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1970 and the Nile medal, Egypt’s highest honor, in 2013.


Yemeni president looking forward to the return of Chinese oil, gas and energy investments

Updated 31 min 43 sec ago
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Yemeni president looking forward to the return of Chinese oil, gas and energy investments

  • The Yemeni president called for re-activating the previous agreements and understandings between Yemen and China
  • The Chinese ambassador renewed his country’s support for President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

DUBAI: Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said that he is looking forward to the return of Chinese investments to Yemen in terms of oil, gas and energy.
Saba News Agency stated that during his meeting with the newly appointed Chinese ambassador to Yemen, Kang Yong, the Yemeni president called for re-activating the previous agreements and understandings between Yemen and China. He praised China’s stances that supported Yemen and its constitutional legitimacy in various international forums.
The Chinese ambassador renewed his country’s support for Hadi and said that “he (Hadi) represents the legitimacy of Yemen, which was unanimously agreed upon by the Yemeni people and supported by international and UN resolutions.”
Ambassador Yong confirmed China’s firm and supportive stance for Yemen and its constitutional legitimacy, until the return of the peace it deserves in accordance with the three principles that were approved on the local and international levels.