News

Renowned Egyptian Journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal Dies Aged 92

Renowned Egyptian Journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal Dies Aged 92

heikal

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal has passed away at the age of 92, state-owned Al-Ahram reported.

According to BBC Arabic, Heikal’s health deteriorated over the past several weeks due to liver failure.

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister and Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa mourned Heikal’s death, saying “[Egypt] lost a patriotic individual of high stature in a variety of fields.”

Chairman of the Press Syndicate Yehia Qalash also mourned the journalist’s passing as a “great loss for Egypt as a whole and journalists in particular.”

Heikal was most widely known for his close relationship with former President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his position as the editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram from 1957 to 1974. Heikal also served as Egypt’s Minister of Information from 1970 to 1974.

Heikal also penned several books, including Nasser: The Cairo Documents (1972), The Road to Ramadan (1975) and Autumn of Fury (1983).

Missing Egyptian Youth Mysteriously Reappear in Alexandria
Former Egyptian UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali Dies at 93

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Ranks First in ‘Where to invest in Africa 2018’ List

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

Uber to Launch Public Transport Service in Egypt: Minister

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

US to Consider Restoring Halted Military Aid to Egypt: Trump

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

President Al-Sisi Addresses the United Nations

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 20, 2017

President Al-Sisi Meets Israel’s Netanyahu Publicly For The First Time in New York

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 19, 2017

Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa Acquitted By Egypt Courts After Four-Year Imprisonment

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017

‘This is Egypt’ Wins UN Award For Best Tourism Promo Video in the Middle East

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017

Egypt Governor Offers Financial Reward for Capture of Stray Dogs

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.