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  • Italian Student’s Brutal Killing May Be Issue in Egypt-U.S. Meetings
    Diplomatic visits come amid pressure by Italy for Egypt to find the killers of an Italian doctoral candidate, Giulio Regeni, whose badly beaten body was found in Cairo.
    Declan Walsh.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:50:56 GMT.
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  • Egypt arrests three for selling stones from Giza Pyramids
    Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:24:00 +0200.
  • Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies
    Six movies that reveal the truth about a troubled nation.
    BBC News.  Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:28:30 GMT.
  • Outrage Grows as Italy Investigates Student’s Death in Egypt
    As officials flew to Cairo to investigate the death of Giulio Regeni, it emerged that the student had secretly written from Egypt for a left-wing Italian newspaper.
    Declan Walsh.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:50:29 GMT.
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  • Body of Italian student found in Egypt
    The body of an Italian student who disappeared last week in Cairo has been found and shows signs of torture, an Egyptian prosecutor says.
    BBC News.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:07:17 GMT.
  • Italian student's body found with signs of torture, 'slow death': Egyptian prosecutor
    An Egyptian prosecutor says the body of an Italian student found outside Cairo has signs of torture and "slow death," including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 4 Feb 2016 06:29:29 EST.
  • Egypt To Buy Russian Jets In Deal That May Revive Tourism
    An Egyptian airline plans to buy up to 10 Russian-made jets in a deal with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft that could also involve the creation of a tour agency to restore flights between the two countries.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:55:17 +0000.
  • South Sudan's Machar to Meet With Egypt's El-Sissi
    South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar visits Egypt Wednesday to urge Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to support the implementation of the peace agreement signed last August to end the South Sudan conflict. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:28:09 -0500.
  • Egypt Eyeing New Renewable Options in Energy Push
    In a further effort to diversify the country?s energy options, Egypt is gearing up for an industry summit in February aimed at attracting new investors for major energy and infrastructure projects, including a push for green options.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:46:00 GMT.
  • Egypt Marks 5 Years Since Start of Anti-Mubarak Uprising
    Monday marks the fifth anniversary of Egyptians launching protests against longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in a revolt that helped spark a wave of uprisings across the Middle East. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:50:16 -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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