Ashraf Marwan

Egyptian businessman Ashraf Marwan

Ashraf Marwan was an Egyptian billionaire and alleged spy for Israel, or possibly an Egyptian double agent. Marwan was married to Mona Gamal Abdel Nasser, daughter of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser.
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40 Years Later: A Look Back at the Yom Kippur War
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It should not have come as a surprise to Israel. Not after Egyptian President Anwar el Sadat threatened war repeatedly, not after Egypt and Syria assembled massive military forces on the frontiers, not after Jordan's King Hussein flew secretly to Israel to warn Prime Minister Golda Meir that an attack was imminent. But it did. And when full-scale war erupted at 2 p.m. on October 6, 1973, Israel was rocked back on its heels. In the first three days, Egypt re-crossed the Suez Canal and retook portions of the western Sinai; Syria rolled across the Golan Heights and shelled Israel's northern settlements. Israel hurriedly mobilized, fought back, regained lost territory, pushed forward to occupy more Arab land and finally, reluctantly, accepted a ceasefire on October 25. When the shooting stopped, Israel's forces stood in place, 25 miles from Damascus, 63 miles from Cairo. The war came as a surprise because of skillful deception on the Arab side, but mainly because of hubris...
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Gunmen kill Pakistani Taliban commander linked to deadly attack
Yahoo News - over 5 years
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Pakistan Taliban commander linked to an attack on a volleyball tournament in northwest Pakistan in 2010 that killed almost 100 people, officials said on Wednesday. Maulana Ashraf Marwat was killed in Pakistan's Shaktoi area of South Waziristan near the Afghan border on Tuesday, said mourners at his funeral. The identity of the gunmen was unclear. ...
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Souad Hosni's Murderers Killed Jamal Abdel Naser's Son-in-Law - Wikeez
Google News - over 6 years
The same team that killed Souad Hosni, also killed Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of the late Egyptian president Jamal Abdel Naser. For the past 8 months, the Scotland Yard police had been running investigations to pin-point the similarities between the
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Hotel Son Vida: Die Burg der Berühmten - Mallorca Zeitung
Google News - over 6 years
In den 80er Jahren wurde es von Ashraf Marwan erworben, dem Schwiegersohn des ehemaligen ägyptischen Präsidenten Nasser, und 1991 von der katalanischen Unternehmerfamilie Gaspart. Seit 1995 gehören die Fünf-Sterne-Burg sowie der Golfplatz der deutschen
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Maradona lĩnh lương ở Trung Đông - 24 giờ
Google News - almost 7 years
Cuối tuần vừa qua, huyền thoại bóng đá Argentina đã có những cuộc đàm phán với giám đốc điều hành Ahmad Ashraf Marwan Mohammed và chủ tịch Bin Bayat của đội bóng Trung Đông. Và không ngạc nhiên khi những điều khoản đi đến thống nhất giữa BLĐ Al Wasl và
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A Hidden Alley in the Arab-Israeli Maze
NYTimes - over 10 years
To the Editor: Re ''Who Killed Ashraf Marwan?,'' by Howard Blum (Op-Ed, July 13): In a forthcoming study, we present new evidence confirming the assumption that Ashraf Marwan was deployed by the Egyptian authorities to convey disinformation, to Britain as well as to Israel. Our study includes a cable from a British military attaché in Cairo dated
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OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR; Who Killed Ashraf Marwan?
NYTimes - over 10 years
THE billionaire's body tumbled over the railing of his apartment's fourth-floor balcony and landed hard on the London sidewalk. And like so much in the complicated life of Ashraf Marwan -- a 62-year-old Egyptian who had been the most effective spy in the history of the Middle East -- the mysterious circumstances of his death two weeks ago provoked
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WORLD BRIEFING | MIDDLE EAST; Egypt: Man Said To Be Mossad Spy Found Dead
NYTimes - over 10 years
Ashraf Marwan, a son-in-law of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser who has been named by Israeli officials as a source for the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, died in London where he had been living. The Egyptian state news agency reported that he had fallen from his balcony. Israeli news media have said that on the eve of the Yom Kippur war
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COMPANY NEWS; Another Bid For Storehouse
NYTimes - over 30 years
LEAD: A small British engineering concern, Benlox Holdings P.L.C., has started a $3.35 billion bid for Storehouse P.L.C., a huge British retailing group that owns the Conran household-goods chain. A small British engineering concern, Benlox Holdings P.L.C., has started a $3.35 billion bid for Storehouse P.L.C., a huge British retailing group that
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MEMOIRS BY SADAT FRIEND TIE FORMER OFFICIAL TO FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT
NYTimes - almost 37 years
Publication of the autobiography of President Sadat's closest friend has created an uproar here because it contains allegations of financial misconduct by a former Prime Minister and by two daughters of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The book, ''Pages From My Experience,'' is by Osman Ahmed Osman, a self-made millionaire contractor whose company built the
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 63
    Marwan died on 27 June 2007 outside his flat in Carlton House Terrace, London.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 58
    His identity as a spy for Israel was revealed in December 2002, by the London-based Israeli historian Ahron Bregman, who claimed that Marwan was a double-spy who deceived the Israelis.
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  • 1998
    Age 54
    Marwan continued working for the Mossad until 1998 and was handled throughout this period by his single case officer, Dubi.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 37
    Following Sadat’s assassination in October 1981, Marwan left Egypt and started a business career in London.
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  • 1976
    Age 32
    By this stage, however, he accumulated a considerable number of personal enemies, who accused him of using his position near Sadat to gain personal wealth. When these accusations gained momentum, Sadat had to yield to the pressure and in March 1976 he ended Marwan’s service in the Presidential Office.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 30
    On 14 February 1974 he became Secretary to the President of the Republic for Foreign Relations, a new position that reflected Sadat’s ruling style.
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  • 1973
    Age 29
    After the 1973 War Marwan continued his way to the top.
  • 1971
    Age 27
    In May 1971 Marwan played an important role in defeating an alleged coup attempt by Nasser’s loyalists, including Sami Sharaf, against Sadat’s rule.
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  • 1970
    Age 26
    Following Nasser’s death in September 1970, Marwan became a close aide to President Sadat, who needed him by his side in order to demonstrate that he had the support of Nasser’s family.
  • 1968
    Age 24
    In late 1968 Marwan, Mona, and their new-born son, Gamal, left for London, allegedly for the continuation of Marwan’s studies.
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    In 1968 Marwan started working in the Presidential Office under Sami Sharaf, Nasser’s aide-de-camp and the strong man of the Egyptian security service, who kept an eye on him.
  • 1966
    Age 22
    Nevertheless, under her pressure, he agreed to the marriage, which took place in July 1966.
  • 1965
    Age 21
    In 1965, at the age of 21, Marwan graduated Cairo University with a degree in chemical engineering and was conscripted into the army.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Marwan was born in Egypt on 2 February 1944 to a respected family.
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