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 starts voting in first stage of parliament elections - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections  Al Jazeera English

Ethiopia denounces Donald Trump remark that Egypt could 'blow up' Nile dam - NBC News
  1. Ethiopia denounces Donald Trump remark that Egypt could 'blow up' Nile dam  NBC News
  2. Ethiopia slams ‘belligerent threats’ after Trump dam comments  Al Jazeera English
  3. Ethiopia defiant after Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Nile dam | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah
  4. Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam  FRANCE 24
  5. Ethiopia fights pressure after Trump remark that Egypt could destroy Nile dam  Herald-Mail Media
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Egypt: 49 Executions In 10 Days - Human Rights WatchEgypt: 49 Executions In 10 Days  Human Rights Watch

Media Roundtable Remarks from Under Secretary Keith Krach | US Embassy in Egypt - U.S. Embassy in EgyptMedia Roundtable Remarks from Under Secretary Keith Krach | US Embassy in Egypt  U.S. Embassy in Egypt

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein held in Egypt prison for 1,400 days - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein held in Egypt prison for 1,400 days  Al Jazeera English

Egypt unveils 59 ancient coffins in major archaeological discovery - The HinduEgypt unveils 59 ancient coffins in major archaeological discovery  The Hindu

European lawmakers call for release of Egypt's political prisoners - DW (English)European lawmakers call for release of Egypt's political prisoners  DW (English)

Kuwait summons Egypt's envoy over 'offensive statement' - Anadolu AgencyKuwait summons Egypt's envoy over 'offensive statement'  Anadolu Agency

The Cost of Egypt's Continued Economic Growth - Stratfor WorldviewThe Cost of Egypt's Continued Economic Growth  Stratfor Worldview

Egypt's last pharaoh was the 'love child' of Caesar and Cleopatra - National GeographicEgypt's last pharaoh was the 'love child' of Caesar and Cleopatra  National Geographic

Egypt adds restaurant at ancient pyramid site - CNNEgypt adds restaurant at ancient pyramid site  CNN

Egypt releases satirical blogger Shadi Abu Zeid - BBC NewsEgypt releases satirical blogger Shadi Abu Zeid  BBC News

Death of a woman in Cairo suburb sparks anger in Egypt - Al Jazeera EnglishDeath of a woman in Cairo suburb sparks anger in Egypt  Al Jazeera English

US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners - Al Jazeera EnglishUS legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners  Al Jazeera English

Eritrea shifts course on Egypt-Ethiopia dispute over Nile dam - Al-MonitorEritrea shifts course on Egypt-Ethiopia dispute over Nile dam  Al-Monitor

Egypt is busily building expressways - The EconomistEgypt is busily building expressways  The Economist

Outsiders pillaged—and helped save—Egypt’s glories - The EconomistOutsiders pillaged—and helped save—Egypt’s glories  The Economist

Archaeologists unearth 'huge number' of sealed Egyptian sarcophagi - CNNArchaeologists unearth 'huge number' of sealed Egyptian sarcophagi  CNN

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam - Yahoo SportsEthiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam  Yahoo Sports

The Case for an Egyptian Cleopatra - Egyptian StreetsThe Case for an Egyptian Cleopatra  Egyptian Streets

Egypt promotes birth control to slow population growth - Al-MonitorEgypt promotes birth control to slow population growth  Al-Monitor

Egyptian orange farmers juice gains from export boom - Financial TimesEgyptian orange farmers juice gains from export boom  Financial Times

Egyptian President's Warning: Erdogan Uses Islam And A Wave Of Terrorists Could Go To Greece - GreekCityTimes.comEgyptian President's Warning: Erdogan Uses Islam And A Wave Of Terrorists Could Go To Greece  GreekCityTimes.com

One ‘killed’ in Egypt as protesters demand el-Sisi resign - Al Jazeera EnglishOne ‘killed’ in Egypt as protesters demand el-Sisi resign  Al Jazeera English

Egypt - Chatham HouseEgypt  Chatham House

Egypt unveils 59 mummies - Aljazeera.comEgypt unveils 59 mummies  Aljazeera.com

Bizarre Egyptian police cadet graduation goes viral - CNNBizarre Egyptian police cadet graduation goes viral  CNN

Protests Still Scare Egypt's Government - Human Rights WatchProtests Still Scare Egypt's Government  Human Rights Watch

Egypt: Crackdown intensifies as protests spread to rural poor - DW (English)Egypt: Crackdown intensifies as protests spread to rural poor  DW (English)

Another sham election highlights Egypt’s problems - The EconomistAnother sham election highlights Egypt’s problems  The Economist

Africa's largest dam fills Ethiopia with hope and Egypt with dread - The Washington PostAfrica's largest dam fills Ethiopia with hope and Egypt with dread  The Washington Post

Egyptian comedian Shady Abu Zaid released from prison - Al Jazeera EnglishEgyptian comedian Shady Abu Zaid released from prison  Al Jazeera English

Kuwait returns 3 Egyptian opposition figures to Egypt - Anadolu AgencyKuwait returns 3 Egyptian opposition figures to Egypt  Anadolu Agency

Threat of home demolitions sparks protests among Egypt's poorest - The GuardianThreat of home demolitions sparks protests among Egypt's poorest  The Guardian

Egypt: Police Beat Man to Death, Family Says - Human Rights WatchEgypt: Police Beat Man to Death, Family Says  Human Rights Watch

Adorable ancient sea cows once swam through now-bone dry Egyptian desert - Live ScienceAdorable ancient sea cows once swam through now-bone dry Egyptian desert  Live Science

Egypt: Security Forces Abuse, Torture LGBT People - Human Rights WatchEgypt: Security Forces Abuse, Torture LGBT People  Human Rights Watch

59 priest mummies and statue of unusual god unearthed in Egypt - Live Science59 priest mummies and statue of unusual god unearthed in Egypt  Live Science

U.S. lawmakers urge Egypt’s Sissi to release prisoners - The Washington PostU.S. lawmakers urge Egypt’s Sissi to release prisoners  The Washington Post

How Egypt is growing forests in middle of the desert - Al-MonitorHow Egypt is growing forests in middle of the desert  Al-Monitor

A Brief Overview of Egypt's Untapped Tourism Potential - Egyptian StreetsA Brief Overview of Egypt's Untapped Tourism Potential  Egyptian Streets

Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests - Al Jazeera EnglishAmnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests  Al Jazeera English

Egypt's Population Increases by 1 Million in 8 Months: Population Council - Egyptian StreetsEgypt's Population Increases by 1 Million in 8 Months: Population Council  Egyptian Streets

Egypt's population increases by 1 million in 8 months to reach 101 million - Arab NewsEgypt's population increases by 1 million in 8 months to reach 101 million  Arab News

Egypt's economy exceeds expectation despite pandemic - Arab NewsEgypt's economy exceeds expectation despite pandemic  Arab News

The 22-Year-Old Force Behind Egypt’s Growing #MeToo Movement - The New York TimesThe 22-Year-Old Force Behind Egypt’s Growing #MeToo Movement  The New York Times

Rafale vs Rafale: Why Indian Rafale Jets Can 'Outflank' Egyptian, Qatari & Even The French Air Force Warplanes? - EurAsian TimesRafale vs Rafale: Why Indian Rafale Jets Can 'Outflank' Egyptian, Qatari & Even The French Air Force Warplanes?  EurAsian Times

Talks resume on restarting Egypt's idled Damietta LNG facility: Eni - S&P GlobalTalks resume on restarting Egypt's idled Damietta LNG facility: Eni  S&P Global

Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Meets with Egyptian Government and Religious Leaders - U.S. Embassy in EgyptActing USAID Administrator John Barsa Meets with Egyptian Government and Religious Leaders  U.S. Embassy in Egypt

Nobel Peace Prize Winners: How WFP in Egypt is Transforming Lives - Egyptian StreetsNobel Peace Prize Winners: How WFP in Egypt is Transforming Lives  Egyptian Streets

Egypt news outlet says journalist arrested while covering unrest - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt news outlet says journalist arrested while covering unrest  Al Jazeera English

Egypt embarks on new project in Congo amid faltering Nile dam talks - Al-MonitorEgypt embarks on new project in Congo amid faltering Nile dam talks  Al-Monitor

WATCH: Egypt Releases & Deletes Video Celebrating The Destruction Of Israeli Warship - EurAsian TimesWATCH: Egypt Releases & Deletes Video Celebrating The Destruction Of Israeli Warship  EurAsian Times

In photos: A smooth start to first day of Egypt's new House elections - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineIn photos: A smooth start to first day of Egypt's new House elections - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

Egyptian Woman Killed in Maadi After Being Dragged by Car - Egyptian StreetsEgyptian Woman Killed in Maadi After Being Dragged by Car  Egyptian Streets

Egypt’s former president Nasser still a divisive figure, 50 years after his death - FRANCE 24 EnglishEgypt’s former president Nasser still a divisive figure, 50 years after his death  FRANCE 24 English

Egypt returns bodies of two Gaza fishermen shot by its navy - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt returns bodies of two Gaza fishermen shot by its navy  Al Jazeera English

Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests; 10 arrested - Associated PressEgyptian police disperse rare, small protests; 10 arrested  Associated Press

Interest in Bitcoin Soars in Egypt Amid Economic Crisis and Unemployment | News - Bitcoin NewsInterest in Bitcoin Soars in Egypt Amid Economic Crisis and Unemployment | News  Bitcoin News

Egypt's unprecedented economic success | Comment - www.ekathimerini.comEgypt's unprecedented economic success | Comment  www.ekathimerini.com

Egypt braces for fresh anti-Sisi protests - Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt braces for fresh anti-Sisi protests  Al Jazeera English

Moroccan beauty queen apologizes for offensive comment against Egyptian women - Egypt IndependentMoroccan beauty queen apologizes for offensive comment against Egyptian women  Egypt Independent

Egypt's foreign debt is declining for the first time in 4 years - Arab NewsEgypt's foreign debt is declining for the first time in 4 years  Arab News

Uncertain future for Egypt's Salafists following Senate election defeat - Al-MonitorUncertain future for Egypt's Salafists following Senate election defeat  Al-Monitor

Watch: Egyptian Coffin Opened For First Time In 2,600 Years To Reveal Perfectly Preserved, Colorful Mummy - ForbesWatch: Egyptian Coffin Opened For First Time In 2,600 Years To Reveal Perfectly Preserved, Colorful Mummy  Forbes

Moving Ancient Egyptian Obelisks - Art & ObjectMoving Ancient Egyptian Obelisks  Art & Object

Turkey seeks to replace Egypt in Palestinian arena – and Israel should be worried - Haaretz.comTurkey seeks to replace Egypt in Palestinian arena – and Israel should be worried  Haaretz.com

COVID-19: Egypt's Sisi urges preparation for pandemic's second wave - Arab NewsCOVID-19: Egypt's Sisi urges preparation for pandemic's second wave  Arab News

4 Historical Speeches by Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser - Egyptian Streets4 Historical Speeches by Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser  Egyptian Streets

59 mummies and mysterious gods have emerged from Egypt’s vastest necropolis - SYFY WIRE59 mummies and mysterious gods have emerged from Egypt’s vastest necropolis  SYFY WIRE

Egypt’s fight to preserve coral reefs in the Red Sea - EuronewsEgypt’s fight to preserve coral reefs in the Red Sea  Euronews

Egypt’s ban of Jewish festival raises controversy - Al-MonitorEgypt’s ban of Jewish festival raises controversy  Al-Monitor

UN says Libyan rivals have restarted military talks in Egypt - Washington PostUN says Libyan rivals have restarted military talks in Egypt  Washington Post

Child in Egypt dies after playing PUBG for hours - Egypt IndependentChild in Egypt dies after playing PUBG for hours  Egypt Independent

Why Are the Noses Broken on Egyptian Statues? - HyperallergicWhy Are the Noses Broken on Egyptian Statues?  Hyperallergic

CIB Egyptian Open | Back in action after 6 months, Ghosal and Chinappa make winning start - The HinduCIB Egyptian Open | Back in action after 6 months, Ghosal and Chinappa make winning start  The Hindu

Egypt's role in Syria group is work for peace: Turkey - Anadolu AgencyEgypt's role in Syria group is work for peace: Turkey  Anadolu Agency

The Egyptian queen and the Israeli actress - The Boston GlobeThe Egyptian queen and the Israeli actress  The Boston Globe

Egypt's Great Pyramid secret exposed after expert shatters theories with 'simple physics' - Daily ExpressEgypt's Great Pyramid secret exposed after expert shatters theories with 'simple physics'  Daily Express

Exclusive: Feds chased suspected foreign link to Trump's 2016 campaign cash for three years - CNNExclusive: Feds chased suspected foreign link to Trump's 2016 campaign cash for three years  CNN

Clashes in Egypt's Luxor after police kill man for defending his father - Middle East EyeClashes in Egypt's Luxor after police kill man for defending his father  Middle East Eye

Egypt’s Great Pyramid: ‘Flaw' in ancient monument exposed workers' 'remarkable' secret - Daily ExpressEgypt’s Great Pyramid: ‘Flaw' in ancient monument exposed workers' 'remarkable' secret  Daily Express

Pitso Mosimane's Egyptian adventure can only benefit South African football - IOLPitso Mosimane's Egyptian adventure can only benefit South African football  IOL

Egypt's Sept inflation of 3.7% could trigger IMF consultation - Middle East MonitorEgypt's Sept inflation of 3.7% could trigger IMF consultation  Middle East Monitor

A Closer Look at the Keto Diet: Egypt's Latest Dietary Trend - Egyptian StreetsA Closer Look at the Keto Diet: Egypt's Latest Dietary Trend  Egyptian Streets

Egypt lights up Giza pyramids in blue to celebrate UN's 75th anniversary - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineEgypt lights up Giza pyramids in blue to celebrate UN's 75th anniversary - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

'Invasion' of ancient Egypt may have actually been immigrant uprising - Science Magazine'Invasion' of ancient Egypt may have actually been immigrant uprising  Science Magazine

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 Takes Proactive Approach to Limit the Pandemic's Fallout - International Monetary FundEgypt Takes Proactive Approach to Limit the Pandemic's Fallout  International Monetary Fund

Egypt’s prisons under ‘strict information lockdown’: HRW - Aljazeera.comEgypt’s prisons under ‘strict information lockdown’: HRW  Aljazeera.com

Anonymous artists invented ancient Egypt's iconic style - National GeographicAnonymous artists invented ancient Egypt's iconic style  National Geographic

Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry - BBC NewsEgypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry  BBC News

Egypt: Gang Rape Witnesses Arrested, Smeared - Human Rights WatchEgypt: Gang Rape Witnesses Arrested, Smeared  Human Rights Watch

Dear Egypt… - The Africa ReportDear Egypt…  The Africa Report

Egypt's #MeToo crusader fights sex crimes via Instagram - Times of IndiaEgypt's #MeToo crusader fights sex crimes via Instagram  Times of India

Egypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists - The GuardianEgypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists  The Guardian

As Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million, Celebration Is Muted - The New York TimesAs Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million, Celebration Is Muted  The New York Times

13 mysterious mummies discovered in Egyptian well - CNN13 mysterious mummies discovered in Egyptian well  CNN

Egypt: Man Dies in Unjust Detention - Human Rights WatchEgypt: Man Dies in Unjust Detention  Human Rights Watch

Egypt flyover 'a threat to residents' lives' - Aljazeera.comEgypt flyover 'a threat to residents' lives'  Aljazeera.com