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Egypt's population stands at nearly 95 million
Egypt said Saturday its population stands at nearly 95 million, in addition to an estimated 9.4 million who live abroad, according to the latest census figures. The figures were announced during a televised ceremony in which the findings of the country ...
Egypt's population reaches 104.2 million: Census
Egypt's total population hits 104 million: statistics
Report: Egypt 'Hunting Down Gays,' Forcing Anal Exams
Six Egyptian men arrested for “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy” on social media are now facing forced anal exams, Reuters reports, citing judicial sources and a top human rights group. The men, members of a group arrested for holding up a ...
Egypt "hunting down" gays, conducting forced anal exams - Amnesty
Rights groups urge Egypt to halt crackdown on homosexuals
Egypt 'to conduct anal examinations on men accused of waving rainbow flag at Cairo pop concert'
Here's why Egypt's Nile River is in danger
CAIRO — About 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile." Today, Egyptians say their ancient ancestors would have done anything to protect their indispensable Nile River, and so should they. But overdevelopment ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
Egypt Cracks Down, Again
Foreign Policy (blog)
Seven men were arrested Monday for allegedly raising a rainbow flag at a concert featuring the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila, whose lead singer is openly gay. Though homosexuality is not explicitly criminalized in Egypt, they were detained for ...
'Volcano of Homosexuality': Egypt's Coptic Christians organise conference to 'treat' gay people
Homosexuality is taboo in Egypt among the nation's Muslim majority Christians alike. The country has roughly 77 million Muslims and four million Christians, the vast majority of whom are Coptic. Seven people were detained for flying the rainbow flag at ...
Egypt detains Nubians during a peaceful, singing protest
The activists are Nubians, members of a mostly black African indigenous minority who were forced from their homeland of Nubia in southern Egypt decades ago. They are not waiting quietly. Egyptian authorities arrested 24 Nubian protesters who took to ...
Egypt's Shia come out of hiding
SINCE the dawn of Islam, Shias have been trying to penetrate Egypt. Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law and the first imam of Shia Islam, sent a loyal follower to govern the area. But no sooner had he arrived than he was captured by Sunni opponents, ...
'Scary Mother' Takes Top Nod at Egypt's Inaugural El Gouna Fest
ROME – The first edition of Egypt's ambitious El Gouna Film Festival wrapped Friday with psychological thriller “Scary Mother,” by Georgian first-time director Ana Urushadze, taking the Golden Star, the fest's top feature film competition prize. The ...
Egypt's Alexandria hosts Cleopatra-themed celebration
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian coastal province of Alexandria on Saturday held a festive event themed "Cleopatra's Dream" to highlight the discovered sunken palace and city of the ancient Egyptian queen. A massive ancient-like ...
Egypt to keep customs exchange rate at 16 pounds in October
CAIRO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Egypt will keep its customs exchange rate steady at 16 pounds per dollar for October, Finance Minister Amr El Garhy told Reuters on Saturday. “The decision is consistent with the currency price stabilisation in the past ...
Egypt sets fixed customs dollar rate at EGP 16 for October
Egypt foreign debt rises 42% to $79b