Saudi statesman and poet dies of stomach cancer

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 15, 2010 20:05

 
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CAIRO – Ghazi Algosaibi, Saudi Arabia's consummate statesman and liberal writer, died Sunday at the age of 70 from stomach cancer, relatives said.

A former ambassador to Britain, Algosaibi often represented his country at international forums and was known for his poetry and liberal religious views in an overwhelmingly conservative country that banned his writings.

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