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 army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya - Washington Post

Washington Post

Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya
Washington Post
CAIRO — Egypt's military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that “criminal elements” were attempting to cross the western border with Libya. The military said, in a ...
Egyptian warplanes hit arms convoy from LibyaArab News
Sweet revenge: Egypt blocks website after it slates army's Eid biscuitsMiddle East Eye
Egyptian air strikes hit 12 vehicles crossing from Libya: militaryReuters
Egyptian Streets -Egypt Independent -Ahram Online
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Egypt's Lost Islands, Sisi's Shame - New York Times

New York Times

Egypt's Lost Islands, Sisi's Shame
New York Times
CAIRO — This month, we reached a new level in the spiral we've been living through in Egypt since January 2011. On June 11, state security agents cleared the public from the area around the Parliament building here in the capital: The parliamentary ...
Egypt: Sisi Pardons 502 PrisonersThe Wire
Egypt's president ratifies islands deal with Saudi ArabiaBBC News
Egypt President al Sisi ratifies deal ceding Red Sea islands to Saudi ArabiaHindustan Times
Aljazeera.com -Business Insider -TIME
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Trump's road to stability in the Middle East runs through an ... - CNBC

CNBC

Trump's road to stability in the Middle East runs through an ...
CNBC
Egypt is waging its own war against homegrown and international extremism, and needs U.S. help in more ways than one, experts say.

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Egypt lets 6 Yemenis board New York-bound flight - News24

News24

Egypt lets 6 Yemenis board New York-bound flight
News24
Washington - Egyptian airport officials say six Yemenis, including some with American citizenship, were allowed to board a flight to New York despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The officials say ...

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The Latest: Egypt lets 6 Yemenis board New York-bound flight - UpperMichigansSource.com

UpperMichigansSource.com

The Latest: Egypt lets 6 Yemenis board New York-bound flight
UpperMichigansSource.com
Egyptian airport officials say six Yemenis, including some with American citizenship, were allowed to board a flight to New York despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The officials say the Yemenis ...

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Incident: Egypt B738 at Cairo on Jun 26th 2017, blew nose tyre on departure - The Aviation Herald

Incident: Egypt B738 at Cairo on Jun 26th 2017, blew nose tyre on departure
The Aviation Herald
An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GEF performing flight MS-757 from Cairo (Egypt) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 95 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Cairo's runway 05C when the right hand nose tyre blew. The aircraft climbed to ...

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The Romeo Langford Blog: Wheels up to Egypt with the USA U19 ... - USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports

The Romeo Langford Blog: Wheels up to Egypt with the USA U19 ...
USA TODAY High School Sports
New Albany (New Albany, Ind.) star Romeo Langford is the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 5 overall recruit in the ESPN 100 and is headed to Cairo, Egypt to play ...

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Crocodile Poaching Booms as Egypt Tourism Crumbles - National Geographic

National Geographic

Crocodile Poaching Booms as Egypt Tourism Crumbles
National Geographic
Fewer foreign visitors and political chaos has led some Egyptians to turn to hunting Nile crocodiles as a source of revenue.

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Zesco off to Egypt, eye first away win - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Zesco off to Egypt, eye first away win
Zambia Daily Mail
“It will be crucial for us because we know that without a positive result in Egypt it will be bad for us because it will be difficult to get to the quarter-finals. It has been a challenge getting goals but it is an all team round effort. I am coming ...

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Liberal Berlin mosque to stay open despite fatwa from Egypt - The Guardian

The Guardian

Liberal Berlin mosque to stay open despite fatwa from Egypt
The Guardian
The founder of a new liberal mosque in Berlin that allows men and women to pray side by side has vowed to press on with her project even though the institution has been issued with a fatwa from Egypt and attacked by religious authorities in Turkey ...