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  • Lens Blog: Making Egypt’s Streets Safe for Women
    Eman Helal hopes to not only document the widespread harassment of women on Cairo’s streets, but she also aims to spur changes in public attitudes and behavior.
    James Estrin.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:08:22 GMT.
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  • BP Signs $12 Billion Deal to Develop Natural Gas in Egypt
    The deal is a sign that Egypt’s relations with the oil industry might be improving.
    Stanley Reed.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:40:35 GMT.
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  • BP and partners to invest $12 bln in Egypt Gas deal
    British oil company BP expects to invest around $12 billion with its partners as part of a finalized West Nile Delta concession deal to develop 5 trillion cubic feet of gas resources and 55 million barrels of condensates
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:26:00 +0200.
  • Chic song to feature Elton and Miley
    Chic's Nile Rodgers says Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Chaka Khan and Janelle Monae will all feature on a track he's written for the band's first album in 23 years.
    BBC News.  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:13:46 GMT.
  • Africa: U.S. Imperialist Militarism Breeds Instability in Africa
    [Fahamu] Following increased ISIS violence in Libya, the Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi, a US ally, has called for intervention by the "international community". ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:23:42 GMT.
  • Egyptian interior minister removed
    Egypt's government removes controversial Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim after mounting calls for him to go over protester crackdowns.
    BBC News.  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:48:58 GMT.
  • Lavrov: IS Committing 'Genocide' Against Christians
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow "sees all the signs of genocide" in the murder of a group of Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State militant group.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:34:17 +0000.
  • Why the West makes nice to authoritarian Egypt: Neil Macdonald
    Western countries like Canada and the U.S. are fawning over Egypt's new regime despite widespread reports of human rights abuse and even torture, Neil Macdonald writes. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:00:00 EST.
  • Egyptian Billionaire Naguib Sawiris Plans To Pay $40 Million For Control Of Euronews
    Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is planning to acquire a 53% stake in French media company Euronews Television for $40 million.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:04:00 GMT.
  • Egyptian Court Rules Hamas a Terrorist Organization
    An Egyptian court declared Gaza's ruling Hamas faction a terrorist group Saturday, one month after a similar ruling against its military wing. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:18:55 -0500.
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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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