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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New light rail system for Cairo

Egypt seeks tenders for two monorail lines in greater Cairo. The Egyptian government is accepting proposals from national and international companies interested in constructing two light rail project...
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Cairo parks free on Christmas Day

Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. Cairo’s parks will be open to the public for free on Christmas Day, which falls on 7 January according to Egypt's Coptic Christian traditi...
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Double-decker buses for Cairo

Cairo gets double-decker public buses for the first time. Cairo is set to introduce 40 double-decker public buses in 2018, according to the city's governor Atef Abuldhamid.The first 12 "European-style...
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Anglican conference centre opens in Cairo

All Saints centre in Zamalek can cater for up to 120 people. The Anglican Diocese of Egypt has inaugurated the All Saints Garden Conference Center in the Zamalek island district of the capital, an up...
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Cairo metro to have airport link

Third metro line will connect Heliopolis to Cairo airport. Construction is to begin in late December on the fourth phase of Cairo's third metro line, which will extend to the city's international air...
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Flights to resume between Moscow and Cairo

Direct flights between Moscow and Cairo will resume from 1 February, after a break of more than a two years, following the signing of a deal between Russia and Egypt. Moscow suspended flights to Egyp...
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Cairo metro ticket fares to rise in 2018

Proposed hike follows doubling of metro ticket price earlier this year. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase in 2018, following negotiations between the Cairo Met...
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Cairo displays previously unseen King Tut treasures

Ancient artefacts on display at Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb have been put on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo following analysis by a team...
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Cairo Stadium to host Zamalek matches once more

Zamalek return to Cairo stadium follows ban after 2012 stampede.Egypt's interior ministry has permitted Cairo's Zamalek football club to play its home games once again at the 75,000-seater Cairo Inter...
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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...