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  • Egypt raises new charge against ex-president Morsi
    Judicial officials say Egypt's state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood group.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:34 EDT.
  • Sinai Militant Group Says it Beheaded 4 Egyptians
    A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:51:22 -0400.
  • Open Source: ISIS Conspiracy Theories Include One That It’s an American Plot
    Supporters of Egypt’s military relied on fabricated quotes said to be from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir to bolster claims that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is part of an American plot.
    By Robert Mackey.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:02:51 GMT.
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  • Hamas and Israel Agree to Extended Gaza Cease-Fire
    The long-term deal, proposed by Egypt, halts the longest, bloodiest battle either side has experienced in years, but without resolving many of the bigger issues underlying the conflict.
    By Fares Akram and Jodi Rudoren.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:59:06 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Libya air strikes - in 15 seconds
    US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week. Here's the story in 15 seconds.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:47:01 GMT.
  • US Surprised by Egypt, UAE Airstrikes on Libyan Militants
    Senior U.S. officials said Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamic militants in the Libyan capital twice in the past week. U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:43:12 -0400.
  • US alarm at air strikes on Libya
    American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:59:52 GMT.
  • Four killed in Gaza as Egypt raises new truce proposal
    Violence reverberated across Gaza on Monday with four Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes as Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the blockaded territory.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:44:00 +0200.
  • Africa: CAF Holds Executive Committee Elections Next April
    [Daily Trust]Abuja -Part of the Executive Committee positions of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will come for election during the 37th Annual General Meeting scheduled for Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
    All Africa.  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:41:28 GMT.
  • Israeli airstrike slams Gaza City apartment building
    Egypt called for an open-ended ceasefire in Gaza on Saturday, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks immediately.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:04:50 EDT.
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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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