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  • Delivery of Helicopters Shows Mending of U.S.-Egypt Ties
    The Americans had imposed a hold on the Apache helicopters last year after the Egyptian military toppled President Mohamed Morsi.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:00:50 GMT.
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  • In a Year, Egypt Detained 10,000
    An aide to the interior minister gave a rare accounting of a crackdown in which those suspected of being militants and rioters were arrested over the past 12 months.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:51:44 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Egyptian artist's junk revolution
    Egyptian artist Rami el-Fass sculpts exclusively from discarded junk, which he then returns to the street in its recycled form.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:15:38 GMT.
  • Mosque and state embrace in Egypt
    Despite cracking down on fundamentalists, the country's rulers base their support on Islam.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed
    Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
    BBC News.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:05:09 GMT.
  • Heavy toll for Turkey in 2015
    All of them are complaining, but it is mostly Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Israel that have had the strongest reactions against Turkey on the grounds that Turkey “interferes too much with our domestic affairs.”
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Africa: CAF Holds African Youth Championship Draw December 21
    [Premium Times]The draws for the 2015 African Youth Championship, AYC, will be conducted on December 21 at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, in Cairo, Egypt.
    All Africa.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:06:41 GMT.
  • Collision Kills 11 Egyptian Fishermen
    Egyptian officials say a fishing boat has collided with another watercraft in the Gulf of Suez, killing 11 fishermen. Security officials say 11 fishermen were pulled from the water Sunday and at least 18 men are missing. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:42:13 -0500.
  • Egypt Bars Former US Envoy From Country
    Egypt has barred American scholar and former U.S. diplomat Michele Dunne from entering the country, The New York Times reported. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:49:48 -0500.
  • Mohamed Fahmy's lawyers call on Canada to secure his release from Cairo prison
    Lawyers for an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo have written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, imploring him to take action that would help secure the man's release.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:52:35 EST.
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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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