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  • Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists
    An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMT.
  • Africa: Multilingual Patent Database Created to Propel Innovation
    [SciDev.Net]Cairo -A free multilingual database has been launched by UN agency the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to help people working in different disciplines search and understand patents in their local language.
    All Africa.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:59:25 GMT.
  • Blast Kills 6 Security Forces in Egypt's Sinai
    At least six Egyptian security force personnel were killed by a remotely detonated roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, medical and security sources said. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:52:37 -0400.
  • Egypt profile
    Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    BBC News.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:39:54 GMT.
  • Editorial: From Jimmy Carter, a Rebuke to Egypt
    The closing of a nonprofit’s Cairo office is a damning critique of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
    By The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:30:02 GMT.
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  • Egypt Bombings Kill 2 Police, Wound 11
    Separate attacks in Egypt have killed two police officers and wounded nearly a dozen other people. The policemen were on patrol in the North Sinai capital, Al-Arish, late Thursday when an explosion tore into their car. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:07:59 -0400.
  • Misstated Excerpt of a Times Article Offers Fresh Take on Egyptian President
    After the article appeared in The Times, the flagship state newspaper, Al Ahram, misstated parts of it in an apparent effort to burnish the Egyptian president’s image.
    By The New York Times.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:36:17 GMT.
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  • Kerry meets Egypt's Sisi to press democracy
    US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to press the former military leader to adopt greater democratic reforms
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:28:00 +0200.
  • Eni Looks Past Uncertainty in Egypt
    As a number of foreign firms weigh their options on Egyptian oil and gas productions, Italy?s Eni announced plans to expand their region footprint with three new explorations licenses.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:14:00 GMT.
  • Remarks by President Obama Before Bilateral Meeting with President el-SiSi of Egypt
    United Nations Building New York City, New York 12:30 P.M. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:39:00 +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.

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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