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Leading Arab Journalist Dies Aged 92

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Feb 17 – Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Arab world’s best known political commentator, died on Wednesday at age 92, Egyptian state television reported. The leading Egyptian journalist rose to prominence as editor in chief of Egypt’s Al-Ahram, widely regarded as the newspaper of record in the Arab world during his tenure.

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