Top Egyptian Envoy Kidnapped in Iraq Egypt's leading diplomat in Iraq has been abducted, according to other Egyptian diplomats. Ihab al-Sharif disappeared Saturday night. No Arab states have had a fully-fledged ambassador to Iraq since the war, but Egypt was expected to become the first, and al-Sharif was in line for the job.
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Top Egyptian Envoy Kidnapped in Iraq

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Top Egyptian Envoy Kidnapped in Iraq

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Egypt's leading diplomat in Iraq has been abducted, according to other Egyptian diplomats. Ihab al-Sharif disappeared Saturday night. No Arab states have had a fully-fledged ambassador to Iraq since the war, but Egypt was expected to become the first, and al-Sharif was in line for the job.