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FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt

The FIFA U20 world cup, the biennial world championship of association football for players aged under 20, opens in Egypt on 24 September. The opening match, between hosts Egypt and Trinidad and T...
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Moses Ben Maimon synagogue to be restored

The famous Moses Ben Maimon synagogue in the present-day el-Gamalia quarter of Old Cairo is undergoing restoration as part of a project to refurbish ten Jewish synagogues across the country. Work b...
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Fruit sellers in Egypt have named their prize dates
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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
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Cairo-Alexandria high-speed rail link.

Plans are underway to create a high-speed rail link between Cairo and the Mediterranean coast city of Alexandria, Egypt
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New taxis for Cairo.

Cairo is getting a fleet of smart new taxis under a scheme devised by the finance ministry to help cab drivers meet new requirements to take old vehicles off the street. The initiative, called Ehlal...
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Cairo Marriott opens

Young guests staying at Cairo
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Egypt tax returns.

Egyptians could soon be able to file their tax returns through the state
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Zara arrives in Cairo

The arrival of famous Spanish fashion brand Zara in Egypt, heralded by a crescendo of excited blogging among Cairo
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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 airport scans against swine flu.

Egypt has continued its crusade against swine influenza with the installation of five thermal body scanners at Cairo international airport. Passengers arriving in the country from abroad who are detec...
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Obama picks Egypt for Muslim world address.

US president Barack Obama has chosen Egypt to be the stage for a speech on 4 June in which he is expected to reach out to the Muslim and Arab world. The exact location of the speech has not been made...
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Egypt culls pigs against swine flu.

The health ministry has ordered all pigs in the country to be culled as a precaution against swine influenza, which has killed over 150 people in Mexico and one person in the United States and spread...
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Barenboim to conduct in Cairo.

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim is to give a concert in Cairo on 16 April. The event, in which the conductor will conduct the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven
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6 April strike

Calls by political activists to hold a nationwide strike on 6 April went largely unheeded amid a large-scale deployment of security forces and reports of intimidation. The strike had been called by th...
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Designopolis home furnishings store to open in Cairo.

Designopolis West, a shopping centre dedicated to home-furnishings and design, is due to open in Cairo in June. Located in Sheikh Zayed City on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road running west out of the...
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April 6 youth call for general strike.

Egyptians are being urged to strike on 6 April in protest against corruption, political repression and the rising cost of living in the country. The protest is being organised by the April 6 Youth Mov...
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Gaza reconstruction conference in Cairo.

Foreign ministers from around the world are to gather in Cairo on 2 March for an international conference on reconstruction in the Gaza Strip following the 22-day Israeli offensive against the ruling...
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Suez Canal revenue falls.

Revenue from the Suez Canal fell sharply in the last quarter of 2008 due to a combination of piracy in the waters off Somalia and the global economic downturn. Income from the international waterway l...
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New find at Ain Sokhna.

Archaeologists digging at Ain Sokhna about 120 km east of Cairo on the Red Sea coast have found the remains of an ancient city dating from the Middle Kingdom (c. 2040-1640 BC), local news sources have...
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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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Palestinian kufiyas sell in Cairo.

Street sellers in Cairo are doing a roaring trade in the Palestinian kufiya, or scarf, as the result of the war in Gaza, the
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Court rules in favour of Al-Qursaya residents.

Residents of the island of Al-Qursaya in central Cairo can breathe a sigh of relief after the city


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