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  • Joint Islamic calendar agreed in Istanbul meet
    Muslim clerics from across the world agreed a unified Islamic calendar on May 30 to determine religious days and festivals. Representatives from around 50 countries including Turkey, Malaysia, Egypt and the U.S. ...
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 30 May 2016 18:31:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Africa Should Face the Terror in the Skies
    [EA Business] Yet again, an aircraft from EgyptAir has had a mishap in the space of less than two months. The first one, thankfully, ended without any real incident, the 'hijacker' appearing to be a mentally lost and lovesick man.
    All Africa.  Mon, 30 May 2016 10:08:48 GMT.
  • Investigators Race to Find EgyptAir Jet’s Black Boxes
    A French ship has joined the search to recover the downed aircraft’s voice and data recorders, which are likely to fall silent by the middle of June.
    Nicola Clark.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 May 2016 20:54:59 GMT.
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  • French navy ship to join EgyptAir search
    As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 May 2016 14:52:41 GMT.
  • Crashed EgyptAir signal 'detected'
    Egyptian officials say search teams have picked up an emergency location signal said to be from the EgyptAir plane that disappeared last week.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 May 2016 09:46:21 GMT.
  • EgyptAir search narrows as beacon detected
    The chief investigator in the EgyptAir plane crash that killed all 66 people on board last week says search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the doomed aircraft.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 27 May 2016 05:48:07 EDT.
  • Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ a Sequel 5,000 Years in the Making
    Directed by Bryan Singer, this latest addition to the blockbuster franchise pits the superhero team against a mutant villain from ancient Egypt.
    Glenn Kenny.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 26 May 2016 20:57:15 GMT.
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  • Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media
    Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedom of expression and the media. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 25 May 2016 11:10:40 -0400.
  • Where Is Safe For Tourists In The Middle East?
    Egypt and Tunisia might have been crossed off many travellers’ wish lists, but there are plenty of other interesting (and safe) corners of the region worth exploring.
    By Dominic Dudley.  Forbes.  Tue, 24 May 2016 15:38:00 GMT.
  • Investigators Play Down Explosion Theory in Egyptair Crash
    The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on board. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 24 May 2016 09:52:58 -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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