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  • Cairo Journal: Coffee, Bikini Waxes, X-Rays: Almost Anything Can Be Sent to Homes in Cairo
    Given the Egyptian capital’s bad traffic and long, hot summers, plus the meager cost of deliveries, city residents need little encouragement to pick up the phone.
    Nour Youssef.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:30:29 GMT.
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  • Female genital mutilation: Egypt to toughen penalties
    Those who force genital mutilation on girls and women in Egypt face stiffer penalties under plans approved by the cabinet in Cairo.
    BBC News.  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:26:15 GMT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Egypt Goes to the Beach
    While the French seaside has become a battleground over the “burkini,” a surprising tolerance rules here.
    Mona Eltahawy.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:42:52 GMT.
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  • Egypt TV Host Shuns Twitter After Pro-president Poll Fiasco
    An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:12:23 -0400.
  • Africa: Zimbabwe, Egypt Agree to Implement Tourism MOU
    [Financial Gazette] TheĀ  Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Walter Mzembi last week met Egyptian government officials to discuss the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in the field of Tourism.
    All Africa.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:19:57 GMT.
  • Meet Egypt's first female bodyguard
    In Egypt, Hind Wajih Othman has entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated, qualifying as the country's first female bodyguard.
    BBC News.  Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:04:53 GMT.
  • Turkish Airlines resuming flights to Sharm al-Sheikh
    Turkish Airlines will resume flights next month to Sharm al-Sheikh, nearly a year after they were suspended following the bombing of a Russian jet which took off from the Egyptian resort, the Turkish embassy in Cairo said on Aug. 24
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:35:00 +0200.
  • Saudi Court Sends Egyptian to Jail for Espionage, Sorcery
    A Saudi newspaper is reporting that an Egyptian man has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of attempting to disturb public order, violating the kingdom's labor laws and communicating with a sorcerer to bewitch his employer. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:34:12 -0400.
  • CTO of Cloudera: I Absolutely Recommend People Go Into High-Tech Fields
    Amr Awadallah is a highly successful entrepreneur whose views on tech issues are in demand in Silicon Valley. Amr came to America planning to earn a Ph.D. at Stanford and then to return to Egypt and become a professor. ...
    By Stuart Anderson.  Forbes.  Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:07:00 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.

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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