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  • Africa: Young Talent Referees Course Opens in Cairo
    [CAF] A course for Young Talent Referees organised by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) is underway in Cairo, Egypt, with a call on participants to rise to the occasion and raise the flag of the continent on the world stage.
    All Africa.  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:28:16 GMT.
  • Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'
    Egypt on August 6 inaugurates a "new Suez Canal" waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:41:00 +0200.
  • Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake
    Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake.
    BBC News.  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:45:45 GMT.
  • Kerry, in Egypt, Discusses Balancing Human Rights and Terror Fight
    Secretary of State John Kerry told the Egyptian authorities on Sunday that they would not be able to defeat terrorism at home unless they showed greater respect for human rights.
    Michael R. Gordon and David D. Kirkpatrick.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:46:31 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Kerry thanks Egypt for support
    John Kerry is visiting Egypt as Washington seeks to bolster its long-time ally in the face of the rising threat from the so-called Islamic State group, or Daesh.
    BBC News.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:47:24 GMT.
  • US, Egypt Broaden Engagement
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Egyptian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri, have launched talks on economic, regional security and other issues, as the two meet in the first U.S. - Egypt strategic dialogue since 2009.
    Voice of America.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:58:00 -0400.
  • Egypt Postpones Verdict in Al Jazeera Case to August 29
    An Egyptian court Sunday again postponed its verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood. A judge said the verdict is now scheduled to come on August 29. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 06:49:27 -0400.
  • Trial of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy in Egypt postponed again
    An Egyptian court has again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:39:57 EDT.
  • Egypt Combats Energy Challenges With Electricity Hike
    Continuing an effort to draw down dependence on energy subsidies and low-cost electricity, Egypt moved to raise electricity prices this week for mid to high household usage by an average of 19 percent for the next fiscal year.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:38:00 GMT.
  • Egypt: Factory Fire Near Cairo Kills 25
    A fire that erupted Tuesday at a furniture factory east of Cairo killed 25 people and injured 22.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:43:12 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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