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Grand Egyptian Museum takes shape.

Construction workers are labouring round the clock to complete the second phase of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Giza pyramids in southwest Cairo, which includes the construction of a power...
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Egypt tops gold medals table at All Africa Games.

Egyptian athletes took home 74 gold, 62 silver and 63 bronze medals from the All Africa Games that ran from 11-23 July, putting them at the top of the medals table for the fifth time in the history of...
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Cairo taxi drivers profiled in book.

Taxi drivers the world over are a mine of information and opinions about the culture and society in which they operate, and taxi drivers in Cairo are no different. Now readers can tap their precious i...
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Houses in Uptown Cairo up for grabs.

Emaar Misr, the Egyptian subsidiary of the Dubai-based property developer Emaar Properties, has begun the official sale of housing units in its luxury real-estate project Uptown Cairo, which is under...
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Homes demolished for new metro line.

The Al Wayly district authorities have started demolishing buildings in Abbasiya Square in preparation for the construction of Cairo
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Egyptologists

Egyptologists say they have identified the mummy of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt
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Google opens Cairo office.

Internet search engine and service provider Google has opened an office in the Egyptian capital Cairo. The branch
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Special Olympics torch relay ceremony in Cairo.

Egypt is to host the first leg of the torch relay for this year
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AUC niqab ban revoked.

The American University of Cairo (AUC) cannot prevent women from wearing the niqab, or full face covering, an Egyptian court has ruled. The prestigious US-accredited university had previously said wom...
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Preserving Cairo’s European architecture.

The European Union is funding a project to identify and catalogue the remaining Belle
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Morgan Stanley to open office in Egypt.

Leading international financial services company Morgan Stanley has said that it is seeking regulatory approval to open an office in Cairo in an attempt to consolidate its existing presence in North A...
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EgyptAir launches new routes.

National flag carrier EgyptAir has introduced three new routes, including a three-times weekly flight to Guangzhou in China via Bangkok. The other routes are twice weekly services to the Portuguese ca...
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Egypt motor of economic growth for Africa.

In 2006 Africa registered the highest economic growth in 20 years, at 5.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), and this figure is set to increase to 6 per cent in 2007 according to a joint report...
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Giza Pyramids

The organisers of the New7Wonders competition aimed at identifying seven
Cairo News

New mobile network for Egypt.

United Arab Emirates telecommunications provider Etisalat has launched a new mobile phone network in Egypt to rival the existing providers Vodafone and Mobinil. Operating over a 3.5G platform, the $1....
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Egypt's new population figures released.

Egypt has a population of 72.6 million people according to the figures from the 2006 census released by the government statistics agency in early April. This figure does not include the 3.9 million Eg...
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Fire leaves 1,000 homeless.

At least 1,000 people have been left homeless following a fire in the el-Sayyeda Zeinab district of Cairo, the
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El Alamein battlefield to become a golf course.

The site of one of the key battles of world war two could be transformed beyond recognition under plans by the Egyptian government to turn the area around El Alamein into an international tourist reso...
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Constitutional amendments approved in referendum.

Controversial amendments to the country
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Women’s film festival in Cairo.

A film festival dedicated to women and women
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New finds at Saqqara near Cairo.

A team of Australian and Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered two tombs and two anthropoid sarcophagi at the Saqqara necropolis just south of Cairo. One of the tombs is of Ka-Hay, a royal scribe, an...
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Photography festival in Egypt.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for a competition as part of Egypt
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Pyramids in seven wonders row.

Egyptians are dismayed over the inclusion of the great pyramid of Giza outside Cairo in a competition to choose seven
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Golf course for Cairo’s Allegria development.

An 18-hole golf course is to be built at the Allegria complex northwest of Cairo as the result of an agreement between Egypt
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International Egyptian marathon.

Roughly 2,000 people from 36 countries are expected to take part in the 14th edition of the international Egyptian marathon, which takes place in Luxor on 16 February 2007. The start and finish are at...
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2006 good year for tourism.

Just over nine million tourists visited Egypt in 2006, tourism minister Zoheir Garana has said. The figure represents a slight increase over 2005, when approximately 8.6 million people visited the cou...
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