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Outdoor libraries for Cairo commuters

Place A Book, Take A Book project promotes reading in Cairo.Three mini outdoor libraries, housed in wooden cabinets, have appeared on streets in downtown Cairo in recent months.The Place A Book, Take...
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Cairo Residents Get Free Smoke Detectors: Everything You Need to Know

As of 20 January, fire alarms have been installed free of cost in homes in Cairo. This door-to-door installation programme, which has been hailed by residents as a “major life-saving donation,” became...
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Russia to resume direct flights with Egypt

Weekly service between Moscow and Cairo airports to return after two years.Direct civilian flights between Moscow and Cairo are scheduled to resume on 3 February, after a break of more than a two year...
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New light rail system for Cairo

Egypt seeks tenders for two monorail lines in greater Cairo. The Egyptian government is accepting proposals from national and international companies interested in constructing two light rail project...
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Cairo parks free on Christmas Day

Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. Cairo’s parks will be open to the public for free on Christmas Day, which falls on 7 January according to Egypt's Coptic Christian traditi...
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Double-decker buses for Cairo

Cairo gets double-decker public buses for the first time.  Cairo is set to introduce 40 double-decker public buses in 2018, according to the city's governor Atef Abuldhamid.The first 12 "European-sty...
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Anglican conference centre opens in Cairo

All Saints centre in Zamalek can cater for up to 120 people. The Anglican Diocese of Egypt has inaugurated the All Saints Garden Conference Center in the Zamalek island district of the capital, an up...
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Cairo metro to have airport link

Third metro line will connect Heliopolis to Cairo airport. Construction is to begin in late December on the fourth phase of Cairo's third metro line, which will extend to the city's international air...
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Flights to resume between Moscow and Cairo

Direct flights between Moscow and Cairo are expected to resume in February, after a break of more than a two years, following an agreement between Russia and Egypt. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt...
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Cairo metro ticket fares to rise in 2018

Proposed hike follows doubling of metro ticket price earlier this year. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase in 2018, following negotiations between the Cairo Met...
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Cairo displays previously unseen King Tut treasures

Ancient artefacts on display at Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb have been put on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo following analysis by a team...
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Cairo Stadium to host Zamalek matches once more

Zamalek return to Cairo stadium follows ban after 2012 stampede.Egypt's interior ministry has permitted Cairo's Zamalek football club to play its home games once again at the 75,000-seater Cairo Inter...
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Italy reinstates ambassador in Cairo

Italian ambassador returns to Cairo despite Regeni controversy. Italy's new ambassador to Egypt, Giampaolo Cantini, took office in Cairo on 14 September following a year and a half during which Italy...
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Russia suspends security checks at Cairo airport

Egypt seeks to resume tourist flights from Russia.Moscow has suspended its additional security checks in Cairo International Airport which were instigated in 2015 in the wake of the deadly Russian air...
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Britain lifts laptop ban on flights from Cairo

US lifted its electronic device ban on Cairo flights in July.Britain has lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, according to an announcement by Egypt’s mini...
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Bike-sharing scheme in Cairo

New bicycle lanes in areas around Cairo universities. Transport authorities in Cairo are to introduce a bike-sharing scheme in the capital, aimed mainly at attracting young people. Under the title B...
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Egypt considers new light rail system for Cairo

Egyptian president Sisi has met with a delegation of Chinese firms in Cairo to discuss the construction of a light rail system connecting Cairo with Egypt's proposed new administrative capital, accord...
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Cairo pass for tourists

Egypt's antiquities ministry has introduced a new five-day tourist pass providing unlimited entry to all Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza. The Cairo Pass...
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Maximum security around Cairo churches

Security around Christian churches in Cairo has been raised to the "highest level" on the orders of the city's security chief Khaled Abdel Aal. The move, in response to increasing cases of terror att...
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Cairo airport remains in US laptop ban

 Cairo International Airport is one of four airports that remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, after Washington removed six of the original ten airports from its ban on 11 July...

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