Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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Italy reinstates ambassador in Cairo

Italian ambassador returns to Cairo despite Regeni controversy. Italy's new ambassador to Egypt, Giampaolo Cantini, took office in Cairo on 14 September following a year and a half during which Italy...
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Russia suspends security checks at Cairo airport

Egypt seeks to resume tourist flights from Russia.Moscow has suspended its additional security checks in Cairo International Airport which were instigated in 2015 in the wake of the deadly Russian air...
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Britain lifts laptop ban on flights from Cairo

US lifted its electronic device ban on Cairo flights in July.Britain has lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, according to an announcement by Egypt’s mini...
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Bike-sharing scheme in Cairo

New bicycle lanes in areas around Cairo universities. Transport authorities in Cairo are to introduce a bike-sharing scheme in the capital, aimed mainly at attracting young people. Under the title B...
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Egypt considers new light rail system for Cairo

Egyptian president Sisi has met with a delegation of Chinese firms in Cairo to discuss the construction of a light rail system connecting Cairo with Egypt's proposed new administrative capital, accord...
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Cairo pass for tourists

Egypt's antiquities ministry has introduced a new five-day tourist pass providing unlimited entry to all Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza. The Cairo Pass...
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Maximum security around Cairo churches

Security around Christian churches in Cairo has been raised to the "highest level" on the orders of the city's security chief Khaled Abdel Aal. The move, in response to increasing cases of terror att...
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Cairo airport remains in US laptop ban

 Cairo International Airport is one of four airports that remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, after Washington removed six of the original ten airports from its ban on 11 July...
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Trial market for Cairo street vendors

Egypt Street kiosk project launched in Cairo's al-Nazha area.  Cairo street vendors can apply for licenses to run kiosks and mobile stalls under a new experimental project set to launch in a specia...
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King Tut relics move to Grand Egyptian Museum

Artefacts begin transfer to new facility near Giza Pyramids. A gilded funerary bed and chariot from Tutankhamun’s tomb have been transferred from the existing Egyptian Museum in Cairo to the new Gr...
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Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

Latest attack against Christians comes one month after Pope Francis visit. More than 20 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on the...
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Pope Francis travels to Cairo

Apostolic visit to Cairo takes place from 28-29 April. Pope Francis will begin his two-day visit to Egypt on Friday 28 April, in a mission to build on inter-faith dialogue with Muslim leaders and s...
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Dozens killed in Egypt church bombings

Three-month state of emergency declared after twin church attacks on 9 April. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency after terror attacks killed more...
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Cairo International Women’s Film Festival marks ten years

Annual festival spotlights films from Switzerland and Denmark. The Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, which screens international and local films on important social, cultural and political...
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Cairo reopens Museum of Islamic Art

Islamic art museum reopened three years after car bombing. The Museum of Islamic Art in central Cairo jas been reopened, three years after the 19th-century Egyptian institution was damaged extensiv...
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Cairo without carts

Cairo aims to rid city of animal-drawn carts. Carts drawn by horses, donkeys and mules on Cairo's streets could become a thing on the past according to a proposal by the city's governor. The Cap...
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Egypt in mourning over Cairo church bombing

President Sisi declares three days of mourning. Egyptian president Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has urged Muslims and Christians to work together following a suicide bombing on a Coptic church in Cairo, in...
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Grand Egyptian Museum to open in May 2018

State-of-the-art Cairo museum nears completion. The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Giza pyramids in southwest Cairo is scheduled to open in May 2018, according to the project's management com...
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Cairo metro ticket price set to rise

Cairo metro network is currently losing EGP 25m a month. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase, pending approval by the Egyptian cabinet. The Cairo metro syst...
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Cairo International Film Festival dedicated to Abdel-Aziz

Annual film festival to screen over 200 movies. The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which opens on 15 November, is dedicated to the recently deceased Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz....