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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 15th-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.

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Egyptian court acquits Mubarak's sons of illicit share trading

egyptian court acquits mubarak's sons of illicit share trading
CAIRO (Reuters) - The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended...
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Feature: Egypt's famed bazaar yearns for Chinese tourists after suspension of flights

feature: egypt's famed bazaar yearns for chinese tourists after suspension of flights
CAIRO, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Having lost its typical scene of buzzing foreign tourists, Egypt's centuries-old Khan el-Khalili market in Old Cairo has been hit hard since the suspension of flights to and..
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Videos for Cairo


Arab League rejects Trump's peace plan [Video]Arab League rejects Trump's peace plan

The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel including security relations after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented this week by U.S. President Donald Trump,..

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Iconic Tahrir Square to be turned into open-air museum

iconic tahrir square to be turned into open-air museum
Cairo: Work is progressing full swing to turn the iconic Tahrir Square into an open-air museum in Cairo. More than fifty engineers and a thousand labourers in yellow hard hats have been working 24-hour..
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Egypt confirms first novel coronavirus case

egypt confirms first novel coronavirus case
CAIRO, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Friday. "A foreign person has tested positive for the coronavirus .....
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Sudanese government reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

sudanese government reaches settlement deal with uss cole victims
CAIRO: Sudan’s transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off..
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Egypt's population juggernaut approaches 100 million mark

egypt's population juggernaut approaches 100 million mark
Ragab Gamal’s very pregnant wife is due to deliver their third child later this month. Throughout her pregnancy, she had seen a gynaecologist only once. “Too expensive! The doctor’s visit cost us..
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Arab rejection eliminates chances for implementation of U.S. peace plan: experts

arab rejection eliminates chances for implementation of u.s. peace plan: experts
CAIRO, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The rejection of Arab states of the recently-proposed U.S. peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict eliminates chances for the plan's implementation, said..
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Arab League rejects Trump's Middle East plan: communique

The Arab League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan at a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, saying it would not lead to a just peace deal.
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Egypt sentences officer-turned-militant and 36 others to death

egypt sentences officer-turned-militant and 36 others to death
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant, and 36 others to death after they were convicted of terrorism,..
WorldNews - Published

World Cup 2022 draw for the elimination in the African zone

On Tuesday evening in Cairo there was a draw for the elimination of the World Cup in the African zone. In the second round of elimination games there will be 40 teams divided into ten groups. Only the..
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan say final agreement on Blue Nile dam ready by next month

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said on Friday a final agreement will be signed by the end of February on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam that sparked a years-long diplomatic crisis between..
Reuters - Published

Egypt's population nears 100 million, putting pressure on resources and jobs

Sitting in her sister's apartment on a noisy Cairo street, Rania Sayed one day hopes to leave a city that is becoming more congested as Egypt's population ticks up to 100 million, a milestone it will..
Reuters - Published

Nine years after Egyptian revolution started, Tahrir Square icon languishes in jail

On January 25, 2011, demonstrations against police brutality to mark Egypt’s National Police Day, spiralled into what came to be called the Arab Spring. But nine years later, following a brutal..
France 24 - Published

Egypt starts screening travelers from China for new coronavirus

Egypt's Cairo airport started screening passengers arriving from China for signs of the new coronavirus outbreak, airport sources said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Egypt orders release of Turkish news agency employees in Cairo after raid

Egypt's public prosecutor's office said on Thursday it had ordered the release of five people detained following a raid on Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency office in Cairo, and the company..
Reuters - Published

Egypt forms a new team to investigate the death of Italian student

Egypt formed a new team to investigate the death of an Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, Egypt's public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Egyptian security forces raid news agency in Cairo

Turkey summoned a senior Egyptian diplomat on Wednesday to protest what it said was a raid by Egyptian security forces on the Cairo office of Turkey's state-run news agency, in which four people were..
Reuters - Published

Turkey summons Egyptian envoy over raid of its state news agency office in Cairo: anadolu

Turkey summoned the Egyptian charges d'affaires in Ankara to the foreign ministry on Wednesday over a raid of its Anadolu state news agency office in Cairo, the agency reported.
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Egyptian security raids Turkish news agency office in Cairo: agency

Egyptian security forces raided the office of the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency in Cairo on Thursday and detained four of its staff, the agency said on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

American citizen convicted in mass trial dies in Egyptian jail

The United States on Monday confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013, and vowed to continue raising concerns over Cairo’s..
France 24 - Published

U.S. confirms 'avoidable' death of Egyptian-American Kassem in custody

u.s. confirms 'avoidable' death of egyptian-american kassem in custody
The United States on Monday confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013, and vowed to continue raising concerns over Cairo's..
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Saudi Arabia: Teacher suspended over glorifying devil

saudi arabia: teacher suspended over glorifying devil
Cairo: Saudi prosecutors ordered a 40-day suspension for a schoolteacher pending investigations over glorifying the devil in an exam paper, Saudi newspaper Okaz has reported. The man had deleted the..
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Saudi Arabia bans 'unlicensed' New Year celebration

saudi arabia bans 'unlicensed' new year celebration
Cairo: Saudi authorities have stopped a plan for a rare celebration of the New Year’s Eve in the country and said the event was not licensed, according to Saudi news portal Ajel. Over the past few..
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Dubai Opera to host hologram concert of Egyptian star Umm Kulthum

dubai opera to host hologram concert of egyptian star umm kulthum
DUBAI: Although more than four decades have passed since Umm Kulthum died at her Cairo home, the Egyptian actress and singer will appear on stage at Dubai Opera on Thursday and Friday in a...
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Libyan National Army gives militias 3-day deadline

libyan national army gives militias 3-day deadline
Cairo: A Libyan force fighting to capture the country’s capital from the U.N.-supported government based in Tripoli on Friday gave the militias defending the city a three-day deadline to pull out...
WorldNews - Published

Slain student caught in 'web' spun by Egyptian security services: Italian prosecutors

Giulio Regeni, an Italian student tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, was ensnared in a "spider's web" spun by the Egyptian security services in the weeks leading up to his death, Rome prosecutors..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State claims responsibility for military camp attack in Niger - statement

islamic state claims responsibility for military camp attack in niger - statement
CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a military camp in Niger near...
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Egypt urges decisive action against states backing 'terror'

egypt urges decisive action against states backing 'terror'
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president Wednesday called for “decisive” and “collective” action against countries supporting “terrorism" in an apparent reference to Turkey and Qatar, who back the..
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Almost half of land sold for first phase of Egypt's new capital

Egypt has sold almost half of the land earmarked for the first phase of a huge project to develop a new capital 50 km east of Cairo, an official at the state-owned company building it said.
Reuters - Published

Egypt's security forces raid online newspaper's office in Cairo

egypt's security forces raid online newspaper's office in cairo
Egyptian security officials have raided the offices of one of the country’s few remaining independent media outlets, and what has been described as the last bastion of press freedom in the country...
WorldNews - Published

Egypt police raid news outlet after journalist arrest

Egyptian news outlet Mada Masr said Sunday security forces had raided their Cairo offices a day after one of its editors was arrested.
France 24 - Published

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals

egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals
Egypt unveiled what it described as a "one of a kind" cache that contained hundreds of statues and mummified animals. This discovery also included the "biggest scarab in the world" as well as mummies..
WorldNews - Published

Egypt animal mummies showcased at Saqqara near Cairo

The mummies, including cats, crocodiles, cobras, were found at the Saqqara necropolis near Cairo.
BBC News - Published

Egypt to launch first satellite

egypt to launch first satellite
CAIRO: Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into...
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U.S. warns Egypt against Russia warplanes deal, says working with Cairo on defense needs

The United States is working with Egypt to deter it from going ahead with a deal to buy Russian warplanes, threatening the Cairo government with sanctions if it does, a senior State Department official..
Reuters - Published

Israel says attacks military targets in Syria in retaliation for Tuesday rockets

israel says attacks military targets in syria in retaliation for tuesday rockets
CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before, military spokesman..
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150 years on, the Suez Canal remains main gateway for global trade

150 years on, the suez canal remains main gateway for global trade
Cairo: Officially inaugurated on November 17, 1869, the Suez Canal has since shaped Egypt’s history and become a lifeline for the world economy. The canal is a short artificial shipping route linking..
WorldNews - Published

Israel intensifies strikes in Gaza; death toll now 26

israel intensifies strikes in gaza; death toll now 26
Gaza City, Gaza Strip – Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as..
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How did Lebanon become the third most indebted nation?

how did lebanon become the third most indebted nation?
The Lebanese government is relying on oil and gas reserves in the Mediterranean to fuel a bright future, opening up tenders to companies such as France's Total and Russia's Novatek for offshore..
WorldNews - Published

Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia and Egypt's war of words ahead of meeting

nile dam dispute: ethiopia and egypt's war of words ahead of meeting
A dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over an upstream Nile dam has morphed into an ominously heated war of words after the East African nation’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister warned he..
WorldNews - Published

Britain lifts advisory against flying to Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh resort

The British government has removed its advisory against flying to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort, the British embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt

The 17-year-old South Sudanese refugee finally managed to escape after three months as a prisoner in a Cairo apartment where she was repeatedly gang raped, only to realize that she had become pregnant..
Reuters - Published

Arab League warns Turkey over Syrian "aggression"

arab league warns turkey over syrian aggression
The Arab League on Saturday condemned Turkey’s incursion in north-east Syria and warned of retaliatory measures unless Turkish troops withdrew from Syrian territory. Ankara's offensive is a "direct..
WorldNews - Published

Egypt denounces Ethiopia for moving ahead with Nile dam amid water: shortage fears

Egypt denounced Ethiopia on Wednesday for moving forward with building and operating a hyropower dam on the Nile, which Cairo worries will threaten already scarce water supplies.
Reuters - Published

Egypt gets back looted gold coffin displayed in New York

egypt gets back looted gold coffin displayed in new york
CAIRO — Egypt exhibited on Tuesday the golden coffin of an ancient Egyptian priest that was returned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art following the discovery that it had been looted and..
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Egyptian President El Sisi: no reason for concern over protests

egyptian president el sisi: no reason for concern over protests
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi dismissed concerns about anti-government protests after returning from New York on Friday, as police undertook a massive operation in the capital Cairo to prevent..
WorldNews - Published

Egypt's security forces move to block anti-Sisi protests

Egyptian police mounted a huge show of force in central Cairo and closed off entrances to Tahrir Square on Friday after calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following opposition..
Reuters - Published

Egypt tightens security after call for repeat protests

Egyptian security forces closed off entrances to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday and deployed police reinforcements after a call for a second week of rare anti-government demonstrations.
Reuters - Published

Crackdown widens after call for new protests in Egypt

At least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on..
Reuters - Published

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