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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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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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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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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British tourists fly out of Egypt

EasyJet travel ban causes confusion. Flights carrying British tourists began leaving Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh again on 6 November in the wake of the Russian plane crash in which all 224 passengers w...
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Mexican embassy protests deadly attack in Egypt

Embassy cancels Independence Day celebrations after deaths Mexico's embassy in Cairo has cancelled its Independence Day celebration scheduled for 15 September, two days after an attack in which an...
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Italy supports Egypt in fight against terrorist bombings

Attack on Italian consulate seen as part of general intimidation Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, and foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, have been quick to show their solidarity with Egypt's p...
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50 soldiers killed in Egypt's Sinai attacks

Attacks come two days after assassination of top prosecutor Islamic militants have killed at least 50 soldiers in a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on numerous Egypti...
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Britain and Canada close embassies in Cairo

Move prompted by security concerns The British and Canadian embassies in Cairo closed to the public on 8 December over security fears and will remain shut until further notice. Following a reques...
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Bomb explodes near Cairo supreme court

Dozen injured in attack in downtown Cairo A dozen people were injured after a homemade bomb exploded near the supreme court in downtown Cairo during the night of 14 October, according to the count...