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  • Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014
    Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:38:00 +0200.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: Nasser’s Ghost Hovers Over Yemen
    In 1962 Egypt invaded Yemen and Saudi Arabia intervened. Is history repeating itself?
    Jesse Ferris.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:01:32 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Chic's Rodgers on death and cancer
    Musician Nile Rodgers on the loss of his best friend Bernard Edwards and his own recovery from cancer.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:23:53 GMT.
  • Editorial: Mixed Messages in Egypt’s Military Aid
    The Obama administration used both punishment and incentives to set a new tone for a frayed relationship with a crucial ally.
    The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:21:16 GMT.
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  • US lifts Egypt weapons freeze
    President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.
    BBC News.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:21 GMT.
  • Africa: No Development in Africa Without Peace - Mahlab
    [Egypt Online] Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab stressed that achieving peace and security is inevitable for bringing about economic development and prosperity in the African continent.
    All Africa.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:24:35 GMT.
  • Energy Subsidy Cuts Finally Providing Relief for Egypt
    Egypt's efforts to chip away at a daunting budget deficit have taken hold, with Cairo reporting that the government spent about 30% less on fuel subsidies during the first half of this fiscal year compared to the same period in 2014.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:31:00 GMT.
  • Arab Leaders Agree To Create Joint Military Force
    Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed in principle to create a joint military force.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:56:43 +0000.
  • Ancient Egyptian Beer Vessels Unearthed in Tel Aviv
    Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:32:05 -0400.
  • Arab League Summit Focuses on Yemen
    Arab leaders met for the 26th biannual Arab League summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday, amid intense discussion of the ongoing Saudi-led military operation in Yemen. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:40:07 -0400.
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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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