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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'I'd rather die than go there': Gay Egyptian seeks asylum - CBC.ca

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'I'd rather die than go there': Gay Egyptian seeks asylum
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Habib, 23, has started the immigration process under the Manitoba provincial nominee program, but his Egyptian passport will expire in June. He's now preparing to apply for refugee status because he is afraid to go back to Egypt to renew his passport.

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ISIS Burns Christian Alive in Egypt - Townhall

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ISIS Burns Christian Alive in Egypt
Townhall
A Christian father and his son were brutally murdered Wednesday in Egypt's North Sinai region, an ISIS hot spot. Saad Hana, 65, was shot multiple times while his son Medhat, 45, was abducted and burned alive, officials told the Associated Press.
Christian killed, house torched in Egypt IS bastionMalay Mail Online
Egypt Christian shot dead, house burned downgulfnews.com
Christian father and son killed in ISIS hotbed in Egypt | Inquirer NewsInquirer.net
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Egypt denies reports about giving Sinai to Palestinians - News24

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Egypt denies reports about giving Sinai to Palestinians
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Cairo - The spokesperson for Egypt's president is categorically denying Israeli reports that Egypt has proposed giving up part of Sinai Peninsula for the Palestinians to set up an independent state. In a statement, Alaa Youssef said the issue has not ...
'Resettling of Palestinians' in Sinai has never been on the table: Egypt's presidencyAhram Online
Egypt and Jordan: Don't give up on two-state solutionJewish Telegraphic Agency
Jordan, Egypt back two-state solution for Israel-Palestine conflictThe New Arab
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Study says Egypt is the cheapest country in the world ... Wait, what? - StepFeed

StepFeed

Study says Egypt is the cheapest country in the world ... Wait, what?
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Egypt has the lowest cost of living in the world, according to a new survey. 2017-02-23 10:16. Rayana Khalaf. By Rayana Khalaf Contributor. There are some truths in life that simply cannot be disputed: The sky is blue. Arabs love shawarma. Egypt is ...



Egypt's Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine ... - NPR

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Egypt's Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine ...
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Koshary is to Egyptian cuisine as the pyramids are to its culture. Emblematic. Iconic. Beloved. Also spelled koshari or kushari (those pesky transliterations from ...

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Egypt FM to visit Washington on Sunday - Arab News

Arab News

Egypt FM to visit Washington on Sunday
Arab News
Cairo has been eagerly following the debate on a potential Trump executive order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a “foreign terrorist organization.” Egypt took that step in December 2013, and has been actively pushing for a harder line from ...



IOMAX moves to secure Egyptian Archangel sale from competitor - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360

IOMAX moves to secure Egyptian Archangel sale from competitor
IHS Jane's 360
The North Carolina-based IOMAX has for some months been negotiating with the Egyptian MoD to support and upgrade 12 AT-802s that have been gifted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the same time as looking to sell the country 10 of its latest ...

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'They wanted to learn so much' - CU Anschutz Today (press release)

CU Anschutz Today (press release)

'They wanted to learn so much'
CU Anschutz Today (press release)
Christina Aquilante, PharmD, was struck by many things during a recent trip to Egypt. Foremost was the profound thirst for knowledge displayed by health providers and students who enrolled in Aquilante's intensive weeklong training program on clinical ...



El Hadary spat causes storm in Egypt - Vanguard

Vanguard

El Hadary spat causes storm in Egypt
Vanguard
Star Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary was left out of Cairo club Wadi Degla's premier league match Thursday following an altercation that may lead to his transfer. The 44-year-old, who shone during Egypt's run to the 2017 African Cup of Nations ...
Wadi Degla offer Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary for transferAhram Online

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Egypt's ag exports ripe for world markets - Yahoo7 News

Egypt's ag exports ripe for world markets
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Egypt's agricultural exporters are seeing a surge in demand and finding new foreign markets only months after the currency was floated, with many rushing to expand capacity to keep up. Egypt's pound has roughly halved in value since the central bank ...