Egypt

Country Egypt
Capital Cairo
Continent Africa
Currency Egyptian pound(EGP)
Languages Arabic

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Introduction

The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important world transportation hub, but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty with the overthrow of the British-backed monarchy in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's growing population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.

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Ali Ismael: Egypt's Musical Maestro | Music - Aljazeera.comAli Ismael: Egypt's Musical Maestro | Music  Aljazeera.com

F.B.I. Once Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser’s Ties to Egypt - The New York TimesF.B.I. Once Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser’s Ties to Egypt  The New York Times

Ethiopia pours water on Egypt's Nile rights claim ahead of crunch dam talks - ArabnewsEthiopia pours water on Egypt's Nile rights claim ahead of crunch dam talks  Arabnews

Egypt Reports New Record 1127 COVID-19 Cases, Toll Reaches 20793 - Egyptian StreetsEgypt Reports New Record 1127 COVID-19 Cases, Toll Reaches 20793  Egyptian Streets

As Hifter loses ground in Libya, Egypt weighs options to support him - Al-MonitorAs Hifter loses ground in Libya, Egypt weighs options to support him  Al-Monitor

Stantec to lead major wastewater development program in Egypt - Olean Times HeraldStantec to lead major wastewater development program in Egypt  Olean Times Herald

Egypt and China: Historical relationship into the future - Global TimesEgypt and China: Historical relationship into the future  Global Times

Pics: President follows up on road projects in Egyptian capital - EgypttodayPics: President follows up on road projects in Egyptian capital  Egypttoday

Unique cemetery dating back to el-Sawi era discovered in Egypt amid coronavirus crisis - Zee NewsUnique cemetery dating back to el-Sawi era discovered in Egypt amid coronavirus crisis  Zee News

Egypt makes major archaeological discovery amid coronavirus crisis - Al-MonitorEgypt makes major archaeological discovery amid coronavirus crisis  Al-Monitor

Egypt pro-Sisi media launch revenge campaign against doctors after coronavirus complaints - The New ArabEgypt pro-Sisi media launch revenge campaign against doctors after coronavirus complaints  The New Arab

Egypt's coronavirus peak in two weeks: Presidential health adviser - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineEgypt's coronavirus peak in two weeks: Presidential health adviser - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

Coronavirus: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths  BBC News

Egypt under fire over coronavirus deaths among healthcare workers - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt under fire over coronavirus deaths among healthcare workers  Al Jazeera English

Interview: Egypt's national security laws help reduce terrorism: MP - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaInterview: Egypt's national security laws help reduce terrorism: MP - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

No political prisoners freed as Egypt pardons thousands on Eid - Al Jazeera EnglishNo political prisoners freed as Egypt pardons thousands on Eid  Al Jazeera English

Egypt's prisons not fit for humans - Deutsche WelleEgypt's prisons not fit for humans  Deutsche Welle

Moderate weather expected for Egypt on Thursday - Egypt IndependentModerate weather expected for Egypt on Thursday  Egypt Independent

Egyptian man escapes from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus - Egypt IndependentEgyptian man escapes from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus  Egypt Independent

UN-Women Head praises Egypt's efforts preserving women's needs while fighting COVID-19 - EgypttodayUN-Women Head praises Egypt's efforts preserving women's needs while fighting COVID-19  Egypttoday

Coronavirus: Egypt's hospitals overflowing - Middle East EyeCoronavirus: Egypt's hospitals overflowing  Middle East Eye

Egypt's Endowments Ministry denies rumors of mosque reopenings - Egypt IndependentEgypt's Endowments Ministry denies rumors of mosque reopenings  Egypt Independent

Egyptian doctors launch online medical service for coronavirus consultations - Egypt IndependentEgyptian doctors launch online medical service for coronavirus consultations  Egypt Independent

Russian new envoy to Egypt arrives Cairo - EgypttodayRussian new envoy to Egypt arrives Cairo  Egypttoday

Egypt Announces Partial Opening as Economy Plunges - VOA NewsEgypt Announces Partial Opening as Economy Plunges  VOA News

Egyptian security forces detain 2 freelance journalists - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineEgyptian security forces detain 2 freelance journalists  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Egypt to see upcoming COVID-19 peak: health official - EgypttodayEgypt to see upcoming COVID-19 peak: health official  Egypttoday

Egypt fails to cope with COVID-19 under el-Sissi's regime | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahEgypt fails to cope with COVID-19 under el-Sissi's regime | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Steering the Wide Egyptian State: Ideology or Administration? - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceSteering the Wide Egyptian State: Ideology or Administration?  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

9 Egyptian journalists caught coronavirus since March 24: Syndicate - Egypttoday9 Egyptian journalists caught coronavirus since March 24: Syndicate  Egypttoday

Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities plan after archaeological sites re-open - EgypttodayEgypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities plan after archaeological sites re-open  Egypttoday

Uganda thanks Egypt for supporting it in aquatic weed control - EgypttodayUganda thanks Egypt for supporting it in aquatic weed control  Egypttoday

Egypt flyover 'a threat to residents' lives' - Al Jazeera AmericaEgypt flyover 'a threat to residents' lives'  Al Jazeera America

Sudan hold talks with Egypt, Ethiopia to resume Renaissance Dam negotiations - Egypt IndependentSudan hold talks with Egypt, Ethiopia to resume Renaissance Dam negotiations  Egypt Independent

'It's a disaster': Egypt's doctors plead for more PPE and testing - The Guardian'It's a disaster': Egypt's doctors plead for more PPE and testing  The Guardian

Egypt reports another daily record of new coronavirus cases on Thursday - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineEgypt reports another daily record of new coronavirus cases on Thursday - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

Egypt govt to review plan for reopening mosques next week: Minister - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineEgypt govt to review plan for reopening mosques next week: Minister - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

Egypt accepts Ethiopia-Sudan proposal to renegotiate dam dispute - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt accepts Ethiopia-Sudan proposal to renegotiate dam dispute  Al Jazeera English

AfDB approves emergency relief aid to Egypt to tackle food insecurity - cgtn.comAfDB approves emergency relief aid to Egypt to tackle food insecurity  cgtn.com

Egypt chose a looser lockdown. Its economy is still in crisis - The EconomistEgypt chose a looser lockdown. Its economy is still in crisis  The Economist

Egypt says 21 fighters killed during raids in Sinai - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt says 21 fighters killed during raids in Sinai  Al Jazeera English

Stranded Afghan students in Egypt seek government help - Pajhwok Afghan NewsStranded Afghan students in Egypt seek government help  Pajhwok Afghan News

11-year-old Egyptian boy undergoes life-saving heart procedure in city hospital - The Hindu11-year-old Egyptian boy undergoes life-saving heart procedure in city hospital  The Hindu

Egypt prepares for public transportation resumption after 6-day-long pause - Egypt IndependentEgypt prepares for public transportation resumption after 6-day-long pause  Egypt Independent

Cottonil face mask advertisement suspended for violation of Egyptian ad standards - Egypt IndependentCottonil face mask advertisement suspended for violation of Egyptian ad standards  Egypt Independent

Egyptian media outlet Mada Masr says editor Lina Attalah arrested - Al Jazeera EnglishEgyptian media outlet Mada Masr says editor Lina Attalah arrested  Al Jazeera English

Embalming secrets of ancient Egypt revealed - CNNEmbalming secrets of ancient Egypt revealed  CNN

Egyptian government prepares new economic stimulus package - Arab NewsEgyptian government prepares new economic stimulus package  Arab News

Egyptian Authorities Investigate 'Rape Allegations' of Underage Female TikTok User - Egyptian StreetsEgyptian Authorities Investigate 'Rape Allegations' of Underage Female TikTok User  Egyptian Streets

Outside Egypt, Critics Speak Freely. Inside, Families Pay the Price. - The New York TimesOutside Egypt, Critics Speak Freely. Inside, Families Pay the Price.  The New York Times

Women Scientists From Egypt and Others Leading the Race to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic - Egyptian StreetsWomen Scientists From Egypt and Others Leading the Race to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic  Egyptian Streets

Two Egyptian doctors die of coronavirus, another of severe respiratory failure - Egypt IndependentTwo Egyptian doctors die of coronavirus, another of severe respiratory failure  Egypt Independent

COVID-19 Cases Reach 15000 in Egypt - Egyptian StreetsCOVID-19 Cases Reach 15000 in Egypt  Egyptian Streets

Egypt blames UAE for Haftar's latest defeats: Report - Anadolu AgencyEgypt blames UAE for Haftar's latest defeats: Report  Anadolu Agency

2020 Chevrolet Captiva Launches In Egypt - GM Authority2020 Chevrolet Captiva Launches In Egypt  GM Authority

Executive Board Approves US$2.772 Billion in Emergency Support to Egypt to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves US$2.772 Billion in Emergency Support to Egypt to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Egypt Reduces Mandatory Quarantine for Overseas Arrivals to Seven Days - Egyptian StreetsEgypt Reduces Mandatory Quarantine for Overseas Arrivals to Seven Days  Egyptian Streets

Egypt's Sissi is testing the limits of his ties with Trump - HaaretzEgypt's Sissi is testing the limits of his ties with Trump  Haaretz

'Brutal campaign', says press group as Egypt arrests journalist - Al Jazeera English'Brutal campaign', says press group as Egypt arrests journalist  Al Jazeera English

In Egypt a murdered woman means nothing but a policeman means everything - Middle East MonitorIn Egypt a murdered woman means nothing but a policeman means everything  Middle East Monitor

Pics: Some Egyptian hotels start receiving nationals after meeting safety standards - EgypttodayPics: Some Egyptian hotels start receiving nationals after meeting safety standards  Egypttoday

Deputy governor of Upper Egypt's Aswan catches coronavirus - EgypttodayDeputy governor of Upper Egypt's Aswan catches coronavirus  Egypttoday

Egypt: Covid-19 Cover for New Repressive Powers - Human Rights WatchEgypt: Covid-19 Cover for New Repressive Powers  Human Rights Watch

Egypt and Spain discuss resuming tourism - Egypt IndependentEgypt and Spain discuss resuming tourism  Egypt Independent

Ancient Egyptian 'funeral home' in Saqqara was one-stop shop for the afterlife - National GeographicAncient Egyptian 'funeral home' in Saqqara was one-stop shop for the afterlife  National Geographic

Egypt's non-oil imports decline by 24% in first 4 months of 2020 - cgtn.comEgypt's non-oil imports decline by 24% in first 4 months of 2020  cgtn.com

Eid Set to Start on Sunday in Egypt - Egyptian StreetsEid Set to Start on Sunday in Egypt  Egyptian Streets

Fayoum Oasis: Egypt's best kept secret - CNNFayoum Oasis: Egypt's best kept secret  CNN

Tourism ministry participates in AU Commission forum for arts, culture, heritage - EgypttodayTourism ministry participates in AU Commission forum for arts, culture, heritage  Egypttoday

Mohammed Ghamry becomes 8th Egyptian to die in detention this month - Middle East MonitorMohammed Ghamry becomes 8th Egyptian to die in detention this month  Middle East Monitor

Video: Egypt's Religious Endowments Ministry identifies running 'sheikh' in viral vid - Egypt IndependentVideo: Egypt's Religious Endowments Ministry identifies running 'sheikh' in viral vid  Egypt Independent

Egypt striker Kouka discusses importance of mental health, support system - KingFutEgypt striker Kouka discusses importance of mental health, support system  KingFut

Egypt says jailed filmmaker who mocked Sisi died from alcohol poisoning - BBC NewsEgypt says jailed filmmaker who mocked Sisi died from alcohol poisoning  BBC News

After 301 Days in Egyptian Prison, an American Teacher Flies Home - The New York TimesAfter 301 Days in Egyptian Prison, an American Teacher Flies Home  The New York Times

'The virus comes for us': capturing the Covid-19 crisis facing Egypt's poor - The Guardian'The virus comes for us': capturing the Covid-19 crisis facing Egypt's poor  The Guardian

Egypt: 2 Women Arbitrarily Detained, 'Disappeared' - Human Rights WatchEgypt: 2 Women Arbitrarily Detained, 'Disappeared'  Human Rights Watch

Pushed out of Egypt for COVID-19 reporting - Columbia Journalism ReviewPushed out of Egypt for COVID-19 reporting  Columbia Journalism Review

Egypt reports daily record of 910 new coronavirus infections - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineEgypt reports daily record of 910 new coronavirus infections - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

Convicted Murderer Of Lebanese Singer Gets Pardoned in Egypt - The961Convicted Murderer Of Lebanese Singer Gets Pardoned in Egypt  The961

Egypt Records 745 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Passes 14000 - Egyptian StreetsEgypt Records 745 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Passes 14000  Egyptian Streets

Egypt youngster Marmoush makes Bundesliga debut in Wolfsburg’s thumping of Bayer Leverkusen - Goal.comEgypt youngster Marmoush makes Bundesliga debut in Wolfsburg’s thumping of Bayer Leverkusen  Goal.com

State clears Apache updates for Egypt, excess MRAPs for UAE - DefenseNews.comState clears Apache updates for Egypt, excess MRAPs for UAE  DefenseNews.com

Egypt opens investigation into physician's death due to coronavirus - Egypt IndependentEgypt opens investigation into physician's death due to coronavirus  Egypt Independent

Filmmaker Who Mocked Egypt’s President Dies in Prison - The New York TimesFilmmaker Who Mocked Egypt’s President Dies in Prison  The New York Times

Travel Across Egypt's South Through This Virtual Road Trip - Egyptian StreetsTravel Across Egypt's South Through This Virtual Road Trip  Egyptian Streets

Egypt Begins Evacuating 5300 Egyptian Citizens from Kuwait - Egyptian StreetsEgypt Begins Evacuating 5300 Egyptian Citizens from Kuwait  Egyptian Streets

Reopening mosques for prayers to be only determined by cabinet's committee: Egypt's Awqf Min. - EgypttodayReopening mosques for prayers to be only determined by cabinet's committee: Egypt's Awqf Min.  Egypttoday

Egypt has made journalism a crime with crackdown, says Amnesty International - The GuardianEgypt has made journalism a crime with crackdown, says Amnesty International  The Guardian

We Seek to Integrate Egyptians Returning from Abroad Into Egypt's Economy: Minister - Egyptian StreetsWe Seek to Integrate Egyptians Returning from Abroad Into Egypt's Economy: Minister  Egyptian Streets

Egypt's Trade min.: MSMEDA funds 48743 projects by LE1.19 bn in 4 months - EgypttodayEgypt's Trade min.: MSMEDA funds 48743 projects by LE1.19 bn in 4 months  Egypttoday

Egypt: COVID-19 curfew hours to be shortened for 15 days - EgypttodayEgypt: COVID-19 curfew hours to be shortened for 15 days  Egypttoday

Locked Out: How Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Are Coping With COVID-19 Crisis - Egyptian StreetsLocked Out: How Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Are Coping With COVID-19 Crisis  Egyptian Streets

Egypt repatriates 160 stranded nationals from UAE - EgypttodayEgypt repatriates 160 stranded nationals from UAE  Egypttoday

GERD Filling Plan Trudges On Despite Egyptian Concern Amidst COVID-19 - Egyptian StreetsGERD Filling Plan Trudges On Despite Egyptian Concern Amidst COVID-19  Egyptian Streets

Egypt's el-Sisi expands powers, citing coronavirus pandemic - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt's el-Sisi expands powers, citing coronavirus pandemic  Al Jazeera English

Greece and Egypt talk tourism in post-pandemic era - Greek City Times - Greek City TimesGreece and Egypt talk tourism in post-pandemic era - Greek City Times  Greek City Times

Egypt's bourse to reopen Sunday with regular working hours - Economy - Business - Ahram OnlineEgypt's bourse to reopen Sunday with regular working hours - Economy - Business  Ahram Online

Egypt says 18 suspected armed fighters killed in Sinai firefight - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt says 18 suspected armed fighters killed in Sinai firefight  Al Jazeera English

U.S. Eyes Troop Drawdown in Egypt’s Restive Sinai - The Wall Street JournalU.S. Eyes Troop Drawdown in Egypt’s Restive Sinai  The Wall Street Journal

Egypt's culture ministry renovates 25 venues before resumption of activities - Stage & Street - Arts & Culture - Ahram OnlineEgypt's culture ministry renovates 25 venues before resumption of activities - Stage & Street - Arts & Culture  Ahram Online