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  • Turkish Airlines resuming flights to Sharm al-Sheikh
    Turkish Airlines will resume flights next month to Sharm al-Sheikh, nearly a year after they were suspended following the bombing of a Russian jet which took off from the Egyptian resort, the Turkish embassy in Cairo said on Aug. 24
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:35:00 +0200.
  • Egyptians Take to the Streets Again, Now in Workout Gear
    For a country where smoking is everywhere and obesity and diabetes are rampant, a new fitness revolution has been a stark departure.
    Rod Nordland.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:43:01 GMT.
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  • Africa: Nigeria Leads Africa's Gas Base
    [Daily Trust] Lagos -Out of Africa's current proven natural gas base of 496.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), 90 per cent is produced from Nigeria, Libya, Algeria and Egypt, Price Water Cooper's Africa oil and gas review 2016 has said.
    All Africa.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:59:39 GMT.
  • Saudi Court Sends Egyptian to Jail for Espionage, Sorcery
    A Saudi newspaper is reporting that an Egyptian man has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of attempting to disturb public order, violating the kingdom's labor laws and communicating with a sorcerer to bewitch his employer. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:34:12 -0400.
  • Egypt's Copts, Muslims Visit Virgin Mary Monastery
    Every August, tens of thousands of Egypt’s Coptic Christians and Egyptian Muslims take buses and trains to the Virgin Mary Monastery in Assiut. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:40:00 -0400.
  • Ancient Egyptian tool found in Derbyshire wardrobe
    An Ancient Egyptian carving tool used to sculpt temples is found in a wardrobe in Derbyshire.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:20:56 GMT.
  • What in the World: Here’s a New Angle on the Shape of the World
    An Australian statistician has devised a method to rank the world’s nations by how rectangular they are, with Egypt at the head of the class.
    Jake Doherty.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:08:03 GMT.
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  • Martin Jol leaves Egypt's Al Ahly over safety fears
    Dutch coach Martin Jol leaves Egypt's Al Ahly over fears for his safety after the team exit the African Champions League.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:52:50 GMT.
  • CTO of Cloudera: I Absolutely Recommend People Go Into High-Tech Fields
    Amr Awadallah is a highly successful entrepreneur whose views on tech issues are in demand in Silicon Valley. Amr came to America planning to earn a Ph.D. at Stanford and then to return to Egypt and become a professor. ...
    By Stuart Anderson.  Forbes.  Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:07:00 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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