Cairo News

Downtown renovation for American University in Cairo.

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is to restore its historic premises in Downtown Cairo. The overhaul will begin in September once the undergraduate and graduate schools have relocated to the uni...
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Egypt human rights criticised.

Egypt has been strongly criticised by Amnesty International in its 2008 state of the world
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Egypt extends emergency law.

Parliament has voted to extend emergency law by two years until June 2010 pending the formulation of new anti-terrorism legislation. Emergency law has been in force in Egypt since the assassination o...
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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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