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  • VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters
    Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
    BBC News.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:08:53 GMT.
  • Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt had provided the framework for a cease-fire, but there was no indication that a deal was imminent.
    By Michael R. Gordon.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:32 GMT.
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  • Egypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack
    The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39 EDT.
  • Turkish PM Erdo─čan hits out at Egypt for ‘silence’ over Palestine
    During the speech, Erdoğan wore a scarf resembling a keffiyeh across his shoulders, symbolizing solidarity with the Palestinians
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:00 +0200.
  • To Talk With Hamas, U.S. Needs Help From a Testy Trio of Nations
    Secretary of State John Kerry will be leaning heavily on Egypt, Turkey and Qatar — which have deep divisions over the Islamic movement — to help broker a cease-fire as quickly as possible.
    By Michael R. Gordon.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:22:12 GMT.
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  • Kerry, UN's Ban Seek Israel-Gaza Cease-fire
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon are continuing talks Tuesday with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:16:03 -0400.
  • South Sudan Rebels Say 100 SPLA Soldiers Killed in New Clashes
    Rebels loyal to former South Sudanese vice president Riek Machar said Monday they killed scores of government soldiers and destroyed military equipment in fierce clashes in the Upper Nile oil town of Nassir. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:18:58 -0400.
  • Gunmen Kill Egyptian Military Border Guards
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi says an attack that killed 22 border guards will "not go unanswered."
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:53:03 +0000.
  • Egyptian troops killed at checkpoint
    Gunmen have killed at least 20 soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in western Egypt, Egyptian security officials say.
    BBC News.  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:06:30 GMT.
  • Israel resumes strikes after mooted ceasefire deal
    Israel has resumed air strikes on Gaza following Hamas's rejection of an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire.
    Mail & Guardian.  Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0200.
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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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