Egypt

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

Information

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Egypt - Wikipedia
Egypt - CIA World Fact Book
Egypt - BBC
Egypt - National Geographic
Egypt - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Egypt Opens a Door, and Gaza Residents Rush for the Exit - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Egypt Opens a Door, and Gaza Residents Rush for the Exit
Wall Street Journal
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi ordered the Rafah border crossing opened for a month after Israeli forces killed some 60 people during protests last week at Gaza's border with Israel. The Egyptian border is usually open only intermittently, and ...

and more »


Egypt army intensifies Sinai home demolitions: HRW - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Egypt army intensifies Sinai home demolitions: HRW
Aljazeera.com
Using satellite imagery and local testimony, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Tuesday that many lifelong residents of Sinai have been displaced as a result of at least 3,000 homes and commercial buildings being destroyed by the Egyptian ...
Rights group accuses Egypt of mass demolition of homes in SinaiReuters
Egypt: Army Intensifies Sinai Home DemolitionsHuman Rights Watch
Egypt ramps up home demolitions in Sinai campaign: HRWNews24

all 16 news articles »


Egypt's population: Boom then bust? - Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)

Egypt's population: Boom then bust?
Brookings Institution (blog)
Egypt's worrying population boom fails to generate the same headline attention as terrorist attacks, the impact of economic reforms on the poor, the country's hyper-constrained politics, or accusations of human rights violations. Yet, the very real ...



Military court in Egypt sentences journalist to 10 years in jail - CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Military court in Egypt sentences journalist to 10 years in jail
CPJ Press Freedom Online
"Hauling a journalist before a military court not only violates his rights as a civilian but sends a chilling message to the media that independent coverage of political dissent and security threats will not be tolerated by Egypt's rulers," said CPJ ...
Egypt sentences Sinai jihadi expert to 10 years in prisonThe Times of Israel
Egypt military court sentences Sinai journalist to 10 yearsMiddle East Eye
Egypt ramps up home demolitions in Sinai campaignThe News International (blog)
Washington Post
all 10 news articles »


Sexually Harassed—and Arrested—in Egypt: The Cruel Fate of Amal Fathy - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

Sexually Harassed—and Arrested—in Egypt: The Cruel Fate of Amal Fathy
Daily Beast
Amal Fathy was having a bad day. Twice within a few hours, men sexually harassed the 33-year-old Egyptian ex-actress and model. First, a taxi driver groped her, and then a couple of hours later a bank guard grabbed his crotch as he made lurid comments ...



Egypt's World Cup preparations boosted by final training camp - Xinhua

KickOff.com

Egypt's World Cup preparations boosted by final training camp
Xinhua
CAIRO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian national soccer team has started the final preparatory camp ahead of the 2018 World Cup that will kick off on June 14 in Russia, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Tuesday. Egypt have been grouped in ...
African giants Egypt tipped to end horrendous record and 'surprise' at 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaKickOff.com
Al Ain star Hussein El Shahat expects Egypt to 'honour the Arab world at the World Cup'The National

all 13 news articles »


Egypt, EBRD sign $200M agreement for boosting energy efficiency - Egypttoday

Egypttoday

Egypt, EBRD sign $200M agreement for boosting energy efficiency
Egypttoday
Nasr added that the project will also work on updating the oil-sector's companies, supporting them to increase the production of high-quality fuel, compatible with international standards, transforming Egypt to a regional center for the exchange of energy.



Video: UK Embassy's officials wander Islamic Cairo using Tuk Tuk - Egypt Independent

Egypt Independent

Video: UK Embassy's officials wander Islamic Cairo using Tuk Tuk
Egypt Independent
A video of officials from the UK Embassy in Egypt driving around a Tuk Tuk (three wheeled motorized vehicle used as a taxi) in the historical Cairo district of Al-Ghouriya went viral across Egyptian social media on Monday. The video was posted by UK ...



Egypt names blocks tender dates - Upstream Online

Upstream Online

Egypt names blocks tender dates
Upstream Online
Egypt has set October deadlines for two major international tenders for oil and gas exploration spanning 27 onshore and offshore blocks, the oil ministry said on Tuesday. Bids for 11 blocks offered by Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EPGC) must ...
Egypt Sets Deadlines For Oil, Gas Exploration BidsE&P

all 2 news articles »


7keema is named best Egyptian startup at 2018 Seedstars World Competition - Egypt Independent

Egypt Independent

7keema is named best Egyptian startup at 2018 Seedstars World Competition
Egypt Independent
An Egyptian application titled “7keema” has been named as the best startup in Egypt at the 2018 Seedstars world competition. 7keema is a mobile application owned by HealthApp Group that provides safe, instant and high quality services in the field of ...