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  • Open Source: Egypt Condemns Western Outrage at Fatal Shooting of Protester
    The Foreign Ministry expressed dismay that the killing of a female activist in Cairo had drawn widespread condemnation from the West.
    By Robert Mackey.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:21:50 GMT.
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  • Egypt activists lose final appeal
    Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
    BBC News.  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:17:17 GMT.
  • #FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?
    Why one protester's death went big on social media.
    BBC News.  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:38:51 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: Egypt’s War on Atheism
    Persecuting minorities in the name of public morality is a tried and tested technique of authoritarian regimes.
    By Mona Eltahawy.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:49:13 GMT.
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  • Africa: AU FMs Start Meetings in Addis Ababa
    [Egypt Online]The 26th session of the executive council of the African Union Foreign Ministers kicked off on Monday 26/1/2015 to set the scene for the African summit, to start on Friday.
    All Africa.  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:47:21 GMT.
  • Mubarak's sons released from Egypt prison: prison officials
    The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Jan. 26, prison officials said, a day after the violent anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:17:00 +0200.
  • Egyptian Doctor Convicted in Landmark FGM Case
    An Egyptian court has convicted a doctor of manslaughter in the death of a 13-year-old girl following a botched female genital mutilation procedure. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:07:38 -0500.
  • Several Dead In Egypt Unrest
    At least 11 people have been killed in unrest in Egypt as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 popular uprising.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:33:11 +0000.
  • 13 killed in clashes with police on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising
    Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:06:06 EST.
  • 15 Killed in Egypt Protests
    At least 15 people were killed Sunday in Egypt as protesters marked the anniversary of a deadly 2011 uprising that ousted long-time leader Hosni Mubarak. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:02:51 -0500.
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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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