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Cairo: Capital of Egypt
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world. Its metropolitan area, with a population of over 20 million, is the largest in Africa, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and the 6th-largest in the world. Cairo is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, Cairo was founded in 969 AD by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo is considered a World City with a "Beta +" classification according to GaWC.


Highway plan around pyramids alarms Egyptologists [Video]

Highway plan around pyramids alarms Egyptologists

Egypt is building two highways across the pyramids plateau outside Cairo, reviving and expanding a project that was suspended in the 1990s after an international outcry. Adam Reed reports.

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Ice-skating in Egypt's scorching heat, this hockey team eyes recognition [Video]

Ice-skating in Egypt's scorching heat, this hockey team eyes recognition


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Acting leader of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood arrested [Video]

Acting leader of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood arrested

Egyptian authorities said on Friday they had arrested the acting leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat, during a raid on an apartment in Cairo. Edward Baran reports.

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Watch: Ancient Mummy saved in Jaipur from museum’s basement after heavy rain [Video]

Watch: Ancient Mummy saved in Jaipur from museum’s basement after heavy rain

An ancient Mummy, 2400-year-old, was rescued from the basement of Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur following heavy rainfall. The Mummy was kept in the basement of the museum in a glass chamber. Following..

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Senior leader of Muslim Brotherhood dies in Egypt prison [Video]

Senior leader of Muslim Brotherhood dies in Egypt prison

A senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has died in Cairo's notorious Scorpion Prison at the age of 66.

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Egypt: Wanted Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat arrested

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