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  • Gunmen Kill 2 Egyptian Security Force Members
    Egyptian officials say gunmen have killed two members of the country's security forces. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:54:27 -0400.
  • Egyptian Court Jails 23 Pro-Morsi Supporters
    An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 people it said were members of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood movement to 3-1/2 years each in prison, judicial sources said Sunday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:54:25 -0400.
  • Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo
    Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:09 EDT.
  • Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
    Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
    BBC News.  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:12 GMT.
  • Africa: World's Media Chiefs Press African Leaders on Freedoms
    [allAfrica]Cape Town -Editors and publishers from across the world have singled out the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Swaziland for threatening free expression and media freedom.
    All Africa.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:06:09 GMT.
  • Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls
    A court on Tuesday banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement listed as a "terrorist group", from running in Egypt's upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Cleaning up Cairo's waste system
    The Egyptian government is turning to its traditional rubbish collectors - the Zabaleen - to revolutionise Cario's waste disposal industry.
    BBC News.  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:19:29 GMT.
  • Is Egypt's Sinai Stable Enough For A Gas Future?
    A worsening security situation in Egypt?s Sinai Peninsula could derail or seriously limit natural gas import efforts, adding pressure to an already explosive energy landscape.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:42:00 GMT.
Egypt map, showing Cairo, the Egyptian capital, and other Egyptian cities

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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