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  • All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt
    World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place ...
    Daily Mail.  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:23:44 +0100.
  • After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'
    Homosexuality isn't illegal in Egypt but human rights groups say other laws have been used to target LGBT Egyptians. "Prison killed me. It destroyed me," says an Egyptian woman jailed after a concert.
    Jane Arraf.  NPR.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:22:00 -0400.
  • In Cairo, All Roads Lead to Image of Salah
    Mohamed Salah is currently in Russia, hoping to lead Egypt on Tuesday in its second game of the World Cup. But back in his native country, he is everywhere, a reflection of his status as one of the top players in all of soccer.
    Sima Diab and Rory Smith.  New York Times.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:16:51 GMT.
  • Artist Christo floats tomb of barrels in London's Hyde Park
    LONDON (Reuters) - A 20-metre (22-yard) high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London's Hyde Park.
    Reuters.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:38:08 -0400.
  • World Cup 2018: Russia v Egypt
    Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's World Cup game between Russia and Egypt.
    BBC News.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:49:08 GMT.
  • For Egypt Fans, World Cup Excitement Can Come Cheap
    Many football fans in Egypt cannot afford cable sports subscriptions or travel to Russia, but that does not mean they are missing out on World Cup action. Hamada Elrasam shows us how Egyptian fans find ways to get a part of the excitement.
    Voice of America.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:14:00 -0400.
  • Sochi oracle otter picks Russia as winner over Egypt at World Cup
    Harry, an oracle otter from Sochi, has predicted that the Russian team will win a group stage match against Egypt
    Tass.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:03:43 +0300.
  • Larvae counter takes hassle out of anti-dengue project
    As part of an ongoing field study into curbing dengue transmissions here, researchers have been breeding Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and infecting them with the Wolbachia bacteria.
    Straits Times.  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
  • Eid El-Fitr in Cairo 2018
    After a long hot summer month of Ramadan, Egypt's Muslims are celebrating Eid El-Fitr with open air prayers, dressing up, going out in the streets and public parks. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 17 Jun 2018 00:43:00 -0400.
  • Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup
    Celebrations for the Egyptian icon although the Pharaohs lost their first game
    Times of Israel.  Sat, 16 Jun 2018 20:14:41 +0000.
  • Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures
    Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures
    ABC News.  Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:33:39 -0400.
  • World Cup: Uruguay schoolchildren react to last-minute goal
    These schoolchildren had something to celebrate after watching their team face Egypt in the World Cup.
    BBC News.  Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:20:42 GMT.
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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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