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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Time to Rethink the US-Egypt Relationship, Experts Tell Senate - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)

Time to Rethink the US-Egypt Relationship, Experts Tell Senate
Foreign Policy (blog)
When President Donald Trump welcomed Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House earlier this month, he offered a warm greeting meant to put years of ill will between Cairo and Washington behind. “I just want to let everybody know, in case ...
Egypt suspends fish exports to lower local pricesDaily Mail
In Egypt, Pride above Economy?Commentary Magazine
The Guardian view on Egypt's dictatorship: a war of Sisi's own makingThe Guardian
The Hill (blog) -Middle East Monitor -The New Arab
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Egypt Seeks Advisers for IPO Program Aimed at Boosting Revenue - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Egypt Seeks Advisers for IPO Program Aimed at Boosting Revenue
Bloomberg
“We're re-branding Egypt, improving the business environment and making sure that more investments come” from the U.S. and other countries, Nasr said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in New York this week. “We're moving very fast.”.

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Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip
Daily Mail
Pope Francis heads to Egypt Friday to bolster relations with Muslims and show solidarity with the largest Christian community in the Middle East following devastating attacks. Security will be high for the Cairo visit after two bombings in Coptic ...
Pope Francis to Visit Egypt in Wake of AttacksWall Street Journal (subscription)
Indian Jesuit's perspective on the Pope's Egypt visitVatican Radio
Pope Francis offers Egypt a special video message - 'I am honoured to visit the land visited by the Holy Family!'Catholic Online
Jerusalem Post Israel News -Inquirer.net -Crux: Covering all things Catholic -YouTube
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Egypt is blocking calls on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Viber and Skype ... - Quartz

Quartz

Egypt is blocking calls on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Viber and Skype ...
Quartz
Egypt has disrupted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services this week for users who use messaging apps like Apple's FaceTime, Viber, Skype, Facebook ...

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World's Deepest Devaluation Makes Egypt Assets RenCap's Top Pick - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

World's Deepest Devaluation Makes Egypt Assets RenCap's Top Pick
Bloomberg
Egypt is one of the most interesting stories in emerging markets right now for any investor anywhere,” he said on Monday in an interview in Cape Town. “There is an investment opportunity in Egypt now that's as good as it was in South Africa when the ...

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Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe
Stuff.co.nz
Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were and, despite security concerns, Egypt's tourism minister on Monday (Tuesday NZT) insisted the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are a safe choice for ...
36% of Egypt's Tourists in 2016 were ArabsAsharq Al-awsat English
New archaeological finds helping Egypt's image, tourism sector: ministerReuters
Egypt Eyes Faith and Luxury in 2-Year Tourism Recovery PlanBloomberg

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Officials: Egypt tribesmen burned militant alive in Sinai - Fox News

The Times of Israel

Officials: Egypt tribesmen burned militant alive in Sinai
Fox News
EL-ARISH, EgyptEgyptian security officials say that members of a prominent local tribe in northern Sinai have burned alive a suspected Islamic State militant. The officials say the man's charred body was found early on Wednesday south the town of ...
Suicide bomber kills 4 Bedouin in Egypt's SinaiThe Times of Israel
Islamic State car bomb kills 4 tribesmen in Egypt's SinaiStars and Stripes
Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Tribesmen in Egypt's SinaiNews18

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Why Egypt's Coptic Christians Face Rising Sectarianism | JSTOR Daily - JSTOR Daily

JSTOR Daily

Why Egypt's Coptic Christians Face Rising Sectarianism | JSTOR Daily
JSTOR Daily
Egypt's Coptic Christians supported President Abdelfattah al-Sisi's overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood. Why do they still face discrimination?
Can Sisi protect Egypt's endangered Christians? - Al-MonitorAl-Monitor
Canadian Copts ponder the future of their faith back in EgyptNational Catholic Reporter

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Is Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed's health deteriorating? Hospital videos differ - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Is Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed's health deteriorating? Hospital videos differ
Hindustan Times
Doctors treating Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who is undergoing weight reduction treatment in Mumbai, have shared a video in order to prove she is healthy after her sister alleged the hospital's claims about her weight loss is a lie and that her ...
Egypt's Eman suffers paralysis as India weight loss journey takes bitter turnAl-Arabiya
Mumbai hospital refused Egyptian doctor to examine my sister: Eman Ahmed's sisterTimes of India
'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lyingBBC News
NDTV
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Who speaks for Islam and reform? Debate heats up in Egypt - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Who speaks for Islam and reform? Debate heats up in Egypt
Daily Mail
CAIRO (AP) - It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt's president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying "divorce" three times. The country's top institution of Islamic clerics ...
The Papal Propagandist for Islam Heads to EgyptAmerican Spectator

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