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  • Zamalek end the reign of coach Mido
    Former Egypt international striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam is "relieved of his duties" as coach of Egyptian side Zamalek.
    BBC News.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:45:55 GMT.
  • Egyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion
    Three suspected militants died Wednesday when a bomb they were carrying in their car apparently went off by accident in a town south of Cairo, Egypt's official news agency reported.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:46 EDT.
  • Abbas to head 'joint team' for Gaza ceasefire talks
    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to head a team including Hamas for talks in Cairo on sealing a Gaza ceasefire between the Islamist movement and Israel, an official said
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0200.
  • Egypt Summons Turkish Diplomat over Erdogan Comments
    Egypt has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires over comments by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that insulted the Egyptian president. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:39:04 -0400.
  • Greste appeal over Egypt conviction
    Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.
    BBC News.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:43 GMT.
  • Israel bombarding Gaza as Hamas sticks to demands
    Israeli tanks and warplanes bombard the Gaza Strip, as Hamas militants stick to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a ceasefire.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:18:57 EDT.
  • World Briefing: Egypt: Judge Says Devil United Journalists From Al Jazeera to Destabilize Nation
    The judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued last month against Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:19:52 GMT.
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  • Kerry to Stay in Middle East Amid Progress on Gaza Cease-fire
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will spend another day in Egypt Thursday as he works with regional foreign ministers and heads of state to end violence in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 700 Palestinians. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:40:01 -0400.
  • Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt had provided the framework for a cease-fire, but there was no indication that a deal was imminent.
    By Michael R. Gordon.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:32 GMT.
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  • Will Egypt Finally Embrace Israeli Gas?
    The saga of how and where Israel will finally export its offshore gas bonanza continued with tentative agreements among production stakeholders late last month, opening a door to an Egyptian link. ...
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:25:00 GMT.
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Facts About Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt, located in northeast Africa, is governed by a People's Assembly and by a President who appoints a Prime Minister and a Cabinet.  Egypt's capital city is Cairo, and its currency is the Egyptian Pound.  The primary spoken language of Egyptians is Arabic and, in 2007, Egypt's estimated population was 80,335,000.

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