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  • World Briefing: Egypt: Blast Kills Military Cadets
    Students waiting for a bus at a military academy were killed by a roadside bomb on Wednesday in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks by militant groups.
    Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:07:58 GMT.
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  • World Briefing: Bomb Kills 3 Military Academy Students in Egypt
    The attack occurred in the Nile Delta town of Kafr el Sheikh and appeared to be the latest assault by militant groups against members of Egypt’s security services.
    Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:36:27 GMT.
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  • Africa: Can Liberia Qualify for 2017 AFCON?
    [Observer] Liberia was amongst 52 countries placed in one of the 13 Groups in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers draw at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Federation (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt, recently.
    All Africa.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:54:12 GMT.
  • Egypt, Saudi mull joint exercise amid Yemen air war
    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering holding joint military manoeuvres in the kingdom as the allies carry out air strikes in its neighbour Yemen, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's office said.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:10:00 +0200.
  • Powassan -- Tick-borne Terror Virus Or Too Much Media Hype?
    Powassan is a virus, related to West Nile flavivirus, and is transmitted by ticks. While it is rare—diagnosed less than 50 times in the past 10 years—it is scary because it can cause encephalitis, or a brain infection. ...
    By Judy Stone.  Forbes.  Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:32:00 GMT.
  • Deadly bomb attacks strike Sinai
    At least 14 people are killed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in two bomb attacks claimed by a group affiliated to Islamic State.
    BBC News.  Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:59:40 GMT.
  • HRW: Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Verdicts 'Blatantly Unjust'
    An Egyptian court's decision to sentence 14 men to death and jail 37 others accused of ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was "politically motivated" and "blatantly unjust", Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:00:39 -0400.
  • Sources: 6 Egypt Troops Killed in North Sinai Bombing
    Egypt's military said a bomb detonated by militants killed six soldiers and wounded two others in Egypt's North Sinai on Sunday, a region beset by Islamist insurgents. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:14:12 -0400.
  • Death sentence for Brotherhood chief
    An Egyptian court confirms the death sentence on Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 13 others for subversion.
    BBC News.  Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:47:52 GMT.
  • Egypt Sentences Muslim Brotherhood Leader To Death
    An Egyptian court has sentenced Muhammad Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:45:42 +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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