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  • Gharib sacked by Egypt after Cup exit
    Egypt dismiss coach Shawky Gharib after he failed to qualify the Pharaohs for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
    BBC News.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:26:51 GMT.
  • Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi
    The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
    BBC News.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:39:12 GMT.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Leader Arrested in Egypt
    With the arrest of the last senior Brotherhood leader not in prison, the government’s main channel of communication with the group was closed off.
    By Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:30:18 GMT.
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  • Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies
    Egyptian police on Nov. 20 arrested Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow of Mohamed Morsi
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:00 +0200.
  • Egypt's Sissi Says Pardon for Al Jazeera Journalists ‘Being Discussed’
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving seven-year jail sentences in his country was being considered. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:23:33 -0500.
  • Africa: Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya's Mobile Subscriptions Hit 880 Million
    [Guardian]AS at the third quarter of 2014, mobile subscriptions in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco and other parts of Africa have hit 880 million.
    All Africa.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:55:03 GMT.
  • From an Egyptian-American Prisoner on Hunger Strike in Cairo, a Letter Home
    Mohamed Soltan, who has been incarcerated for more than a year since his arrest at a street protest, wrote to his family on his 27th birthday.
    By David D. Kirkpatrick.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:57:27 GMT.
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  • Egypt President Sisi hints at pardoning jailed Al Jazeera journalists - The Baltic Times
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Thursday that the possibility of granting presidential pardons to three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists was being considered. "This issue is under ...
    Baltic Times.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
  • Egypt to Deepen Gaza Buffer Zone
    Egypt will double to one kilometer (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:11:16 -0500.
  • The Powerful New Board That Will Oversee Detroit's Recovery
    In 1942, after a coalition of Allied forces successfully triumphed in the Battle of Egypt, Winston Churchill famously said, "Now is not the end. It is not the beginning of the end. But it is the end of the beginning."
    By Micheline Maynard.  Forbes.  Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:37:00 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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