- Ga·mal Ab·del [guh-mahl ab-doo l, juh-] /gəˈmɑl ˈæb dʊl, dʒə-/, 1918–70, Egyptian military and political leader: prime minister of Egypt 1954–56; president of Egypt 1956–58; president of the United Arab Republic 1958–70.
- Lake, a reservoir in SE Egypt, formed in the Nile River S of the Aswan High Dam; S part, in N Sudan, named Lake Nubia. About 300 miles (500 km) long; 6 miles (10 km) wide.
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Had the U.N. refused, Nasser would have safely reaped the political fruit of the threat.
But Nasser's move should have been mere posturing; U.N. peacekeepers were deployed in the Sinai.
Mr. Nasser returned to Homs, leaving his cousin in charge of the business in Egypt.
This was the beginning of my acquaintance with Mr. Nasser, with whom I have been somewhat intimate in recent years.
On one occasion I was talking to Mr. Nasser about the high standards of morality obligatory on the true Christian merchant.
- Gamal Abdel (ɡəˈmɑːl ˈæbdɛl). 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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