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 westerni...

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Cairo Residents Get Free Smoke Detectors: Everything You Need to Know

As of 20 January, fire alarms have been installed free of cost in homes in Cairo. This door-to-door installation programme, which has been hailed by residents as a “major life-saving donation,” became...
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Italy recalls ambassador from Cairo over Regeni case

Recall of ambassador follows lack of progress in Regeni murder investigation. Rome recalled the Italian ambassador from Egypt over lack of progress in the investigation into the death of Italian st...
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Egypt's president pardons two Al-Jazeera journalists

Unclear whether al-Sisi's pardon will extend to Australian Peter Greste Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including two Al-Jazeera journalists, on 23 September, accordin...
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Israel reopens embassy in Cairo

Opening comes on fourth anniversary of storming of former embassy. Israel has inaugurated a new embassy building in Cairo, exactly four years after the sacking of the previous embassy on 10 Septem...
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Egypt sentences journalists to three years in jail

Al-Jazeera reporters convicting of aiding the Muslim Brotherhoodand spreading false news A Cairo court has handed down a three-year jail sentence to three Al-Jazeera English journalists whose 20-mo...
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22 killed at Cairo soccer stadium

Egypt suspends football league after Cairo stadium deaths At least 22 people were killed outside a Cairo soccer stadium on 8 February, prompting authorities to suspend Egypt's football league match...
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Islamic militants kill at least 30 in Sinai

Egyptian military targeted by attacks Islamic State’s Egypt wing has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 security personnel in four separate attacks in the North Sinai and Suez pro...
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Islamic Museum in Cairo seriously damaged

Weekend of violence prompts Egypt to call early presidential elections The Museum of Islamic Art in central Cairo was extensively damaged when a car bomb exploded outside the adjacent police headq...
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Cairo court bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered the confiscation of its assets, following a ruling in Cairo on 23 September. The order marks a major escalation in the crackdown on the...
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US embassy Cairo changes visa application process

The visa application process at the US embassy in Cairo is set to change from 4 October with a transition period in effect from 15 September. The new system is part of the Cairo embassy's efforts t...
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Morsi accused of Hamas connections

The Egyptian state prosecutor has ordered the detention of ousted former president Mohammed Morsi for 15 days pending an investigation into a variety of accusations against him, according to a report...
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Cairo Tower restored for 50th anniversary

Cairo tower, one of Cairo's most prominent landmarks, has undergone a EGP 35 million restoration process in time for its 50th anniversary in April 2011. Located in the heart of Cairo's embassy distric...
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Egypt Human Development Report 2010

Unemployment, poverty and lack of political participation are three of the main problems facing young people in Egypt according to the Egypt Human Development Report 2010, which was released at the en...
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Estonia and Latvia to share Cairo embassy

Estonia and Latvia are to share an embassy premises in Cairo according to an agreement signed at the end of 2009. If all goes according to plan the jointly operated facility should be operational in t...
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Zeinhom development scheme complete.

Zeinhom neighbourhood in southern Cairo has a new look thanks to an ambitious redevelopment programme completed recently. The project in the former slum area has involved building 179 new housing unit...
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Cairo’s Ramses Square to get overhaul.

Ramses Square in central Cairo is to get an overhaul under broad plans to revamp the centre city area. The restoration will be carried out according to the winning project in an international design c...
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Rockslide rescue operations end.

Operations to clear the area devastated by the 6 September rockslide have come to an end amid uncertainty over the actual number of dead. An unnamed security official told the international news agenc...
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Parliament to be restored after fire.

Work has begun to restore the Shura Council or upper house of Egypt
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New traffic law for Egypt.

A new traffic law is to come into force on 1 August in a bid to improve road safety in Egypt. The new regulations include stiffer penalties for driving without a seatbelt, using a mobile phone without...
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Nile Corniche project gets underway.

Work has started on a $1 billion high-rise hotel and residential complex in downtown Cairo, the
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