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  • Greste appeal over Egypt conviction
    Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.
    BBC News.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:43 GMT.
  • Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's Sinai
    Gunmen shot and killed two senior Egyptian officers in the country's volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, a security official said.
    Miami Herald.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:01 EDT.
  • VIDEO: Can Egypt save ancient craft?
    The Egyptian craft of creating elaborate hangings to decorate the inside of tents goes back hundreds of years. But its future is threatened, both by competition with cheaper, mass-produced imitations, and, more recently, by a lack of tourists.
    BBC News.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:15:31 GMT.
  • Israel bombarding Gaza as Hamas sticks to demands
    Israeli tanks and warplanes bombard the Gaza Strip, as Hamas militants stick to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a ceasefire.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:18:57 EDT.
  • World Briefing: Egypt: Judge Says Devil United Journalists From Al Jazeera to Destabilize Nation
    The judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued last month against Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:19:52 GMT.
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  • Kerry to Stay in Middle East Amid Progress on Gaza Cease-fire
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will spend another day in Egypt Thursday as he works with regional foreign ministers and heads of state to end violence in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 700 Palestinians. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:40:01 -0400.
  • Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt had provided the framework for a cease-fire, but there was no indication that a deal was imminent.
    By Michael R. Gordon.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:32 GMT.
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  • Turkish PM Erdo─čan hits out at Egypt for ‘silence’ over Palestine
    During the speech, Erdoğan wore a scarf resembling a keffiyeh across his shoulders, symbolizing solidarity with the Palestinians
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:00 +0200.
  • Kerry, UN's Ban Seek Israel-Gaza Cease-fire
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon are continuing talks Tuesday with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:16:03 -0400.
  • Gunmen Kill Egyptian Military Border Guards
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi says an attack that killed 22 border guards will "not go unanswered."
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:53:03 +0000.
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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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