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  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash
    Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. ...
    Miami Herald.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:57 EDT.
  • Trial of Egyptian Cleric Opens in New York
    The U.S. federal trial of terror suspect Abu Hamza al-Masri began Thursday in a New York courtroom where the Egyptian-born cleric faces multiple terror-related charges.   Assistant U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:45:57 -0400.
  • Africa: World's Media Chiefs Press African Leaders on Freedoms
    [allAfrica]Cape Town -Editors and publishers from across the world have singled out the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Swaziland for threatening free expression and media freedom.
    All Africa.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:06:09 GMT.
  • Egyptian Court Jails 119 Morsi Supporters
    An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:12 -0400.
  • Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls
    A court on Tuesday banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement listed as a "terrorist group", from running in Egypt's upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Cleaning up Cairo's waste system
    The Egyptian government is turning to its traditional rubbish collectors - the Zabaleen - to revolutionise Cario's waste disposal industry.
    BBC News.  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:19:29 GMT.
  • Egypt gives Gaza the cold shoulder
    Gazans suffering effects of Egypt's drive against Muslim Brotherhood.
    BBC News.  Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:17:13 GMT.
  • Is Egypt's Sinai Stable Enough For A Gas Future?
    A worsening security situation in Egypt?s Sinai Peninsula could derail or seriously limit natural gas import efforts, adding pressure to an already explosive energy landscape.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:42:00 GMT.
Egypt map, showing Cairo, the Egyptian capital, and other Egyptian cities

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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