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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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 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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Fines doubled on Cairo metro

Management company double fines for violations on Cairo metro. Fines for passengers caught breaking the rules on Cairo's metro system have been doubled from EGP 25 to EGP 50, according to its manag...
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New runway at Cairo airport

Cairo airport expansion comes amid continued decline for Egyptian tourism. Cairo airport has unveiled a new runway as the airport's Terminal 2 nears completion under a EGP 3.4 billion expansion pro...
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Cairo prepares for Metro Line 6

China to construct Cairo's sixth metro line. The China Railway Construction Corporation is to build Cairo's metro Line 6, according to an announcement by Egypt's transport ministry. Although a m...
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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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Barges banned on Nile in Cairo

New safety measures following Nile boat collision Cairo has banned river barges from passing through the capital at night until the end of September, following a ferryboat accident on 22 July in wh...
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Cairo reopens Sadat metro station

Major metro station to reopen after two years The Sadat metro station in downtown Cairo is scheduled to reopen at 06.00 on 17 June, almost two years after it was closed for security concerns, accor...
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Resumption of some Cairo train services

A number of train services began operating out of Cairo's Ramses station again on 22 October, following a 10-week stoppage ordered by the Egyptian interior ministry over security concerns. About 28...
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Cairo airport to close at night

Cairo International Airport is to close between 01.30 and 05.30 from 1 June "to save energy", according to civil aviation minister Wael al-Maddawy. The minister said that Terminal 3 – which s...
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Israeli national airline seeks to halt Cairo flights

Israel’s national airline El Al says it wishes to cease operating its weekly service between Tel Aviv and Cairo, despite the fact that the provision of flights between both countries is mandated...
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Japan to finance Cairo’s fourth metro line

Japan has granted Egypt a long-term loan of $1.2 billion to fund the planned fourth underground metro line in Cairo, following the Egyptian government
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EgyptAir reopens Baghdad route

EgyptAir has announced that it will start direct flights to Baghdad for the first time in 21 years. The service
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Emirates Airlines adds extra flights to Cairo

Emirates Airlines has increased its services to and from Cairo International Airport as Egypt attempts to restore its damaged tourism industry after the recent revolution. The carrier now offers 12 fl...
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Metro 4 for Cairo

The Egyptian transport ministry has finalised the route of the planned US $2.6bn metro line in Cairo, construction of which is to begin in September 2012 and will take seven years. Phase one of Ca...
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Boost for Cairo's car industry

Following the introduction of a government incentive to offer affordable cars to taxi drivers, the Egyptian Automobile Manufacturers Association has announced that the the country
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Taxis for women only

Cairo may soon get a taxi service run by women and for women only, according to a recent report in the Jerusalem Post, Israel
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Entry fee for Cairo airport

Can you imagine paying to go into an airport? According to the Daily News reactions to the recent decision to charge visitors an entry fee at Cairo Airport