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  • Africa: Unfpa to Promote Rights of Women, Young People at Cairo Population Conference
    [UNFPA]New York -The health and rights of women and young people, particularly girls, will be the focus of various events that will be held during the 69th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly, which starts here tomorrow. ...
    All Africa.  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:09:28 GMT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Egypt Doomed to Autocracy?
    Those who say Muslim Arab society is not ready for democracy should recall Europe's 20th-century dictatorships.
    By Alaa Al Aswany.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:22:38 GMT.
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  • Egypt asks Interpol to renew red notices for fleeing Muslim Brotherhood members
    Turkey's Interior Ministry 'would examine the issue' if there is a red notice for the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood members
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Egypt minister projects 6% growth in 3 years
    Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:45 EDT.
  • Egypt Official Says Working to Amend Protest Law
    The spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:33:28 GMT.
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  • Six police killed in Egypt bombing
    Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.
    BBC News.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:47:25 GMT.
  • Egypt: One hundred days in office
    Egyptians' verdicts on President Sisi's benchmark period in office.
    BBC News.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:21:20 GMT.
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Leader Badie Gets Life in Jail
    Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:08:24 -0400.
  • Kerry Says Egypt Has Key Role In Fight Against IS
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:55:12 +0000.
  • Kerry Talks Anti-IS Coalition in Egypt
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt on the latest stop of his regional tour to forge an international coalition against Islamic State jihadists responsible for killing civilians across Iraq and Syria. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:12:07 -0400.
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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.

For more news and information about Egypt, visit this official Egyptian government website.  For detailed maps of Egypt, visit this Egypt map website.

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