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  • Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai
    The demolitions are part of a government plan to create a buffer to curb the flow of weapons and militants between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
    By Kareem Fahim.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:46:08 GMT.
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  • Sinai Instability Remains A Hurdle For Egypt's Energy Recovery
    Despite progress in addressing the country's many energy challenges, continuing unrest in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula remains an obstacle to a real recovery and growth.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT.
  • Egypt Targets Universities as Last Haven for Political Expression
    Hundreds of police surround its walls, patrolling in armored vehicles with sirens blaring, while muscle-bound security guards man metal detectors, searching all who enter. But this is not a military barracks or police station. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:15:04 -0400.
  • Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer
    Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:17:29 GMT.
  • Greece, Egypt, Greek Cyprus urge Turkey to end gas search
    The governments of Egypt, Greece and Greek Cyprus have urged Turkey to stop trying to chart gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Greek Cyprus, saying the work was illegal.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:04:00 +0200.
  • Egyptian Forces Demolish Homes for Buffer Zone Along Gaza Border
    Demolition began a day after hundreds of homes were evacuated, making room for a buffer zone that officials say will stop militants and weapons.
    By Kareem Fahim and Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:33:07 GMT.
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  • Africa: African Press Review 29 October 2014
    [RFI]Burkina Faso is shaken by protests. The US warns of jihadist threats In Egypt. There's dissatisfaction with South Africa's medium-term budget. And Malema is found guilty of contempt of parliament.
    All Africa.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:22:32 GMT.
  • ROM mummy Justine's real name was Nefret-Mut, researchers reveal
    Researchers have uncovered the real name of a mysterious Egyptian mummy nicknamed "Justine."
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
  • Egypt 'plans Gaza smuggling buffer'
    Egypt is reportedly planning a 500m buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip to block the smuggling of weapons.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:22:11 GMT.
  • Egypt Sentences 23 Activists for ‘Illegal’ Protests
    An Egyptian court has convicted 23 young pro-democracy activists of staging an illegal demonstration and sentenced them to three years in prison, even in the face of international calls for their release. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:17:41 -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.

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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