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  • Egypt Brotherhood death sentence cut
    The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has one death sentence commuted to life in prison, but still faces another death penalty.
    BBC News.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:34:36 GMT.
  • Ahmed Seif, Who Was Tortured in Egypt and Became Rights Defender, Dies at 63
    Mr. Seif, a leading human rights lawyer, defended leftists, Islamists, atheists and gays.
    By Douglas Martin.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:39:37 GMT.
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  • Who Can Meet Egypt's Energy Needs?
    With shortages continuing to plague Egypt, slowing growth and straining tensions, Cairo is searching for solutions to its energy needs, but finding them is proving politically and financially difficult.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:00 GMT.
  • Open Source: Ahmed Seif al-Islam Hamad, Pioneering Rights Lawyer, Mourned by Egyptian Activists
    Mr. Seif, who died on Wednesday, defended socialists and Islamists, men accused of violating laws against homosexuality and bloggers who criticized the government.
    By Robert Mackey.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:52:52 GMT.
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  • Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'
    Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:44 GMT.
  • Africa: Senegal Hopefuls Face Final Hurdle
    [CAF]Holders Egypt likewise big guns, Ghana and Cameroon face uphill tasks as the qualifiers for the 19th Orange CAF U-20 Championship climaxes this weekend.
    All Africa.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:16:27 GMT.
  • Egypt probes video showing police abuse
    Egyptian authorities are probing allegations of police abuse after a video circulated online showing three policemen taunting a nearly naked corpse, a senior police official said on Thursday.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:19 EDT.
  • Sinai Militant Group Says it Beheaded 4 Egyptians
    A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:51:22 -0400.
  • US Surprised by Egypt, UAE Airstrikes on Libyan Militants
    Senior U.S. officials said Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamic militants in the Libyan capital twice in the past week. U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:43:12 -0400.
  • Four killed in Gaza as Egypt raises new truce proposal
    Violence reverberated across Gaza on Monday with four Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes as Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the blockaded territory.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:44:00 +0200.
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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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