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  • Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats
    Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.
    BBC News.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:57:24 GMT.
  • World Briefing: Egypt: Ruling on Brotherhood Assets
    An administrative court on Tuesday overturned a special committee’s decisions to seize the assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:10:47 GMT.
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  • British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public
    The British embassy in Cairo said on Dec. 15 it has resumed services to the public, nine days after they were suspended over security concerns about the mission's main building.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0200.
  • Egypt unveils Tutankhamun gallery
    Four renovated halls in the Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have been unveiled.
    BBC News.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:58:13 GMT.
  • Editorial: Egypt’s Latest Outrage
    The country could receive $1.3 billion in American military aid regardless of whether its government continues with its authoritarian ways.
    By The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:17:27 GMT.
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  • Africa: CAF Holds African Youth Championship Draw December 21
    [Premium Times]The draws for the 2015 African Youth Championship, AYC, will be conducted on December 21 at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, in Cairo, Egypt.
    All Africa.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:06:41 GMT.
  • Collision Kills 11 Egyptian Fishermen
    Egyptian officials say a fishing boat has collided with another watercraft in the Gulf of Suez, killing 11 fishermen. Security officials say 11 fishermen were pulled from the water Sunday and at least 18 men are missing. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:42:13 -0500.
  • Egypt Bars Former US Envoy From Country
    Egypt has barred American scholar and former U.S. diplomat Michele Dunne from entering the country, The New York Times reported. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:49:48 -0500.
  • Mohamed Fahmy's lawyers call on Canada to secure his release from Cairo prison
    Lawyers for an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo have written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, imploring him to take action that would help secure the man's release.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:52:35 EST.
  • A Cypriot Answer To Egypt's Energy Woes
    In an effort to ease the country's mounting energy woes, Egypt has moved to expand natural gas trade ties with Cyprus in anticipation of the island nation's hydrocarbon future.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:19:00 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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