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  • HRW: Egypt's Trial of Morsi ‘Badly Flawed’
    The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, deposed by the army and sentenced to 20 years in jail, was "badly flawed" and appears to have been politically motivated, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:48:07 -0400.
  • Brian Williams Inquiry Is Said to Expand
    An internal inquiry is examining a half-dozen instances in which Mr. Williams is thought to have embellished his accounts, including an episode involving statements he made about events in Cairo during the Arab Spring.
    Ravi Somaiya.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:31:15 GMT.
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  • Protest against racism after attack
    Up to 100 people attend an anti-racism protest in Derry after an Egyptian man is attacked in the city.
    BBC News.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:04:17 GMT.
  • Ottoman military graveyard found on Greek island off Gallipoli
    On the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign, Ankara discovers a military graveyard on a Greek island where Turkish and Egyptian soldiers were buried by British forces
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:30:00 +0200.
  • Forgotten Canadian?: Mohammed el-Attar still jailed in Egypt
    Canadian Mohammed el-Attar is halfway through a 15-year sentence in a Cairo jail. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:30:00 EDT.
  • Egyptian Court Sentences Mohamed Morsi to 20 Years in Prison
    Mr. Morsi, the deposed president, was sentenced after being convicted of charges stemming from a night of bloody street fighting between his supporters and opponents in 2012.
    David D. Kirkpatrick and Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:41:30 GMT.
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  • Egypt's ousted president Morsi jailed for 20 years
    Mohammed Morsi has been convicted of ordering the arrest and torture of protesters involved in the 2012 clashes in Cairo.
    Mail & Guardian.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:13:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: What happened to Morsi? In 70 secs
    The fate of Egypt's deposed president, told in 70 seconds.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:34:25 GMT.
  • Egypt's Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years
    An Egyptian court sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison Tuesday in connection with the killing of protesters in 2012.
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:16:00 -0400.
  • Young Travelers Needed For Free International Exchange Program In Paris
    Young adults from Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the United States are invited to apply for a free, two-week international cultural exchange program to take place in Paris, France, from July 25-August 8, 2015. ...
    By Tanya Mohn.  Forbes.  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:44:00 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.

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