Cairo News

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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?Obelisque

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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Military

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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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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