- The Saturday Profile: U.S. Citizen, Once Held in Egypt’s Crackdown, Becomes Voice for Inmates
Mohamed Soltan, who had been arrested at an Islamist protest, has argued to American officials that Egypt’s mass incarcerations are radicalizing youth and damaging United States interests.
David D. Kirkpatrick. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:21:47 GMT.
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- Africa: Islamic Climate Change Declaration Rooted in Faith
[SciDev.Net] Cairo -The first Islamic declaration on global climate change was widely welcomed last week for framing the problem as a moral issue and trying to engage the world's 1.6 billion Muslims in efforts to fight climate change.
All Africa. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:01:40 GMT.
- World Briefing: Egypt: Gunmen Kill 2 Police Officers
A claim of responsibility by the Sinai Province of the Islamic State group circulated on social media accounts of supporters.
The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:08:49 GMT.
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- Egypt withdraws from African Games
Egypt withdraws both its men's and women's teams from the 2015 African Games, held in September in Brazzaville.
BBC News. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:08:18 GMT.
- Putin Meets Egyptian Leader As Russia Seeks Greater Role In Middle East
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his second visit to Moscow in three months.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:57:41 +0000.
- Call for Egypt to buy £15m statue
An Egyptian government minister calls on the citizens of his country to raise the $25m (£15.76m) needed to buy an ancient statue.
BBC News. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:53:38 GMT.
- Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment - judicial sources
An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures to life in prison on Aug. 22 over an attack on a police station in 2013, judicial sources said.
Hurriyet. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:59:00 +0200.
- Expansion of Suez Canal will double the ships passing through
Expansion of Suez Canal will double the ships passing through.
Voice of America. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:32:00 -0400.
- Islamic State-Linked Group Claims Cairo Car Bomb
An Islamic State-affiliated group has claimed responsibility for a large car bomb attack outside a state security building in Cairo early Thursday that wounded dozens, in the country's latest militant attack. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:19:28 -0400.
- A Visit To The New Suez Canal: National Pride Or A Gift To The World?
It's hot here--very, very hot. I am in the Suez with temperatures of 104F. I find myself sitting in the press tent at the Grand Opening of the New Suez Canal with one hundred reporters from around the world. ...
By Lora Cecere. Forbes. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 02:05:00 GMT.
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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