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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Egypt detains ex-presidential candidate Khaled Ali - Aljazeera.com

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Egypt detains ex-presidential candidate Khaled Ali
Aljazeera.com
A prominent Egyptian opposition leader was detained on Tuesday for "offending public decency" amid what rights lawyers say is a wave of arrests of potential presidential candidates one year before an election. Khaled Ali, a human rights lawyer who ran ...
Amid Wave of Arrests, Egypt Detains Ex-Presidential CandidateThe Wire
Likely Presidential Candidate in Egypt Ordered DetainedU.S. News & World Report
Egypt detains ex-presidential candidate, latest in arrest seriesReuters
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Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum - ABC News - ABC News

ABC News

Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum - ABC News
ABC News
Tarek Tawfik, director of the Grand Egyptian Museum, speaks to reporters in front of king Tutankhamun's funerary bed upon its arrival at the Grand Egyptian ...
Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museumCTV News
Egypt moves ancient King Tut's funerary bed, chariot to largest museumXinhua

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Sudan accuses Egypt of backing rebels ahead of foreign minister's trip - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Sudan accuses Egypt of backing rebels ahead of foreign minister's trip
Times LIVE
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan's foreign minister that is aimed at easing tensions between the neighbouring states.
Sudan's president accuses Egypt of supporting rebelsPress TV
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir accuses Egypt of arming rebelsafricanews
Sudan president accuses Egypt of aiding Darfur insurgencyMiddle East Eye
AllAfrica.com -Ahram Online -Anadolu Agency
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Not only in Israel: Now Egypt has its own 'Muezzin Bill' - Middle East ... - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post

Not only in Israel: Now Egypt has its own 'Muezzin Bill' - Middle East ...
The Jerusalem Post
The new legislation has led to widespread national anger ahead of the festival of Ramadan.
Egypt banned loudspeakers during 'Taraweeh' prayers, and people ...StepFeed

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As Economic Instability Persists, Why Are Fund Managers Buying Into the Egypt Story? - Frontera News

Frontera News

As Economic Instability Persists, Why Are Fund Managers Buying Into the Egypt Story?
Frontera News
A shortage of dollars in the economy led Egypt's central bank to free-float its currency in November 2016. The move led the Egyptian pound to weaken by about 50% against the dollar. The devaluation was also one of the key requirements from Egypt in its ...

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Egypt has booking upswing after rough period - Travel Weekly

Egypt has booking upswing after rough period
Travel Weekly
After years of up-and-down bookings to Egypt since the destination fell out of favor with travelers in the aftermath of the January 2011 uprisings, operators are reporting a sudden uptick in bookings this year, robust enough to generate fresh ...



Egypt: 48 to Face Military Trial Over Church Bombings - AllAfrica.com

Egypt Independent

Egypt: 48 to Face Military Trial Over Church Bombings
AllAfrica.com
Cairo — Egypt has referred 48 people for military trial over suspected involvement in church bombings that killed close to 70 people. Bombings near Cairo's Coptic Church December 2016 killed 25 people while two church bombings April 9 2017, ...
Church bombing suspects reveal details of IS funding, weapons, Libya connectionEgypt Independent

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5 Spectacular Must-Dos for a Bucket-List Trip to Egypt - Bravo (blog)

Bravo (blog)

5 Spectacular Must-Dos for a Bucket-List Trip to Egypt
Bravo (blog)
Has The Mummy once again piqued your curiosity about Egypt, one of the world's most spellbinding and imagination-inspiring destinations? It's a bucket-list trip for many world travelers — and it's easy to see why, with its rich history, stunning ...



Egypt refers 48 to military court over church bombings - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Egypt refers 48 to military court over church bombings
Aljazeera.com
Egypt has referred 48 people to the country's military judiciary for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. Of the 48 suspects, 31 are ...
Egypt refers 48 to court over Coptic church bombingsBBC News
Egypt refers 48 IS members to trial over deadly church bombingsSBS
Egypt refers 48 people to military court over church bombingsThe Globe and Mail
Citizen TV (press release) -Voice of America
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Egypt's population to reach 119 million by 2030: report - Egypt Independent

Egypt Independent

Egypt's population to reach 119 million by 2030: report
Egypt Independent
The United Nations Population Fund has released a report on the population status in Egypt for 2016, in cooperation with the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), warning against the risks of population growth and saying that current ...

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