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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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NDP wins in Egypt's local elections.

The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has won an overwhelming victory in the 8 April local elections, which were characterised by a very low turnout across the country. The final results are st...
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Egyptians protest against rising cost of living.

Tension is running high in Egypt after police and demonstrators clashed on 6 April during protests over the rising price of basic necessities including food. The epicentre of the disorder was the Ni...
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Egypt tackles food crisis.

The government has suspended rice exports from April for six months in a bid to mitigate growing public discontent over rising food prices.
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Television production centre for Alexandria library.

The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has signed an agreement with Italian media group Adnkronos to create an on-site television production centre, Adnkronos International reports. Funded in part by th...
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Egypt to host 2009 U-20s football world cup.

Egypt is to host the FIFA U-20 world cup, or the biennial world championship of association football for male players aged under 20, in 2009. The provisional dates for the tournament are 10-13 July....
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New licence plates for Egypt.

Egypt is to begin issuing new car number plates as of 1 August, the weekly newspaper
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Local elections in Egypt.

Egyptians will go to the polls on 8 April to vote for their town, city, district and provincial councils. The elections, which will take place from 08.00 until 19.00, should have been held in 2006 but...
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Cairo University library inaugurated.

Students at Cairo University now have the run of modern new library facilities following the completion of the first phase of the New Central Library (NCL), the newspaper
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Egypt celebrates African Cup of Nations victory.

There has been partying in Cairo following Egypt
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Noise pollution in Cairo.

Living in the centre of Cairo is akin to spending all day in a factory according to a recent study on noise pollution in the capital by the Egyptian National Research Centre (NRC). Noise levels can re...
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New electronic passports for Egypt.

Egypt has started replacing the existing hand-written passports with new electronic ones to comply with standards set by the international civil aviation authority. The new documents have a bar code...
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Egyptian telecommunications hit by damaged cables.

There have been disruptions to telecommunications services in Egypt following damage to two underwater cables near Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast. One of the cables has been completely severed...
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American University in Cairo gets new campus.

The new campus of the American University in Cairo (AUC) in the New Cairo suburb of the Egyptian capital is due to open in September 2008. Designed by US architects Sasaki and Associates in conjunct...
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Nasser house to become museum.

The private residence of Egypt
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China expands in Egypt.

China is to build an industrial zone in the Suez Bay at the southern end of the Suez canal. The so-called Egyptian-Chinese Zone for Economic Cooperation and Trade will be China
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Egyptian culture and creativity are the focus of a new glossy magazine in English launched in Egypt in December. Produced by interior designer Lamia Hassanein and three partners,
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Roughly 100 troops have occupied Al-Qursaya island in central Cairo, raising fears among residents that they are to be displaced, the news agency AFP reports. The soldiers have set up small camps in p...
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Visitor restrictions at Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The number of visitors to the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor south of Cairo is to be limited to 400 a day as of 1 December according to a statement issued by the Egypt
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Cairo pollution.

The Egyptian capital is once again in the grips of an air pollution crisis as the seasonal
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?Between You and Me

The United States embassy in Cairo in conjunction with Voice of America (VOA) has released a compilation of selected recordings from the archives of the radio
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Clocks go back for Ramadan.

Clocks in Egypt have gone back by one hour three weeks earlier than usual in anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins at sunset on 12 September. The country returned to winter...
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Soros sponsors Egyptian photography.

The Open Society Institute (OSI), a foundation owned by left-wing Hungarian-born American financier and philanthropist George Soros, is inviting Egyptian documentary photographers to submit work for i...
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Egypt nominates culture minister Hosni for UNESCO post.

Egypt has nominated culture minister Faruq Hosni as its official candidate as the next director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). According to s...


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