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  • Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil
    Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen ISIL attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:03:00 +0200.
  • Egypt, Stunned by Sinai Assault, Vows to Erase ‘Terrorist Dens’
    A security official said 23 militants were killed in the northern Sinai Peninsula as the government sought to reassert control there.
    Kareem Fahim and Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:52:16 GMT.
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  • Egypt looks for answers after brutal Sinai attack
    Egypt looks for answers after Sinai clashes with IS
    BBC News.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:18:35 GMT.
  • Massive, active sinkholes on comet's surface surprise scientists
    The comet being studied by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has massive sinkholes in its surface that are nearly wide enough to swallow Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, research published on Wednesday shows.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:50:38 EDT.
  • Egypt vows to pursue IS in Sinai
    Egypt says its army will continue its offensive in the Sinai Peninsula until it is cleared of Islamic State militants, after clashes killed more than 100 people.
    BBC News.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:58:24 GMT.
  • Jihadist Attacks on Egypt Grow Fiercer
    Two years after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi led a military takeover promising to restore order and security in Egypt, he faces a rising jihadist insurgency.
    Kareem Fahim and David D. Kirkpatrick.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:04:04 GMT.
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  • Africa: From Cape to Cairo - Africa Rising With Tripartite Free Trade Area
    [Fahamu] The newly signed Tripartite Free Trade agreement bears great opportunities, especially in the areas of information technology, agriculture, social and intellectual capital. ...
    All Africa.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:39:28 GMT.
  • Egypt: Militants Kill 11 Soldiers in Sinai
    Islamist militants killed at least 11 Egyptian soldiers in a wave of attacks Wednesday against military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:50:24 -0400.
  • Italian Firm Nudges Egypt Towards Renewable Goals
    An Italian firm has signed on to build what will become the first gigawatt-scale solar PV market in the MENA region in Egypt, according to local media reports, putting the country on its way towards its renewable and broader energy production goals.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:25:00 GMT.
  • Car Bomb Kills Egypt's Top Prosecutor
    A car bomb Monday morning killed Egypt's top judicial official, General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:01:55 -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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