Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westerni...

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Egypt government resigns

Move follows arrest of agriculture minister amid corruption enquiry. Egypt's prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet resigned on 12 September, days after the country's agriculture minister w...
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Israel reopens embassy in Cairo

Opening comes on fourth anniversary of storming of former embassy. Israel has inaugurated a new embassy building in Cairo, exactly four years after the sacking of the previous embassy on 10 Septem...
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Egypt to hold parliament elections in October and November

Nation sets election date after three years without parliament Egypt is to hold parliamentary elections in two stages in October and November after being without a parliament since it was dissolved...
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Egypt sentences journalists to three years in jail

Al-Jazeera reporters convicting of aiding the Muslim Brotherhoodand spreading false news A Cairo court has handed down a three-year jail sentence to three Al-Jazeera English journalists whose 20-mo...
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Egypt to open new Suez Canal

$8 billion expansion project to open ahead of time Egypt has completed the Suez Canal Axis and is scheduled to inaugurate the major engineering project on 6 August. The $8 billion scheme involv...
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Verdict expected for Al-Jazeera journalists

Journalists awaits theirfate A Cairo court iis expected to issue a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists on 30 July, as reported by the Committee to Portect Journalists (CPJ), the...
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Barges banned on Nile in Cairo

New safety measures following Nile boat collision Cairo has banned river barges from passing through the capital at night until the end of September, following a ferryboat accident on 22 July in wh...
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Egypt amends election law

President paves way for parliamentary elections An amendment to Egypt's laws regulating electoral constituencies has now been ratified by Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. The amended la...
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Italy supports Egypt in fight against terrorist bombings

Attack on Italian consulate seen as part of general intimidation Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, and foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, have been quick to show their solidarity with Egypt's p...
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50 soldiers killed in Egypt's Sinai attacks

Attacks come two days after assassination of top prosecutor Islamic militants have killed at least 50 soldiers in a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on numerous Egypti...
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Cairo reopens Sadat metro station

Major metro station to reopen after two years The Sadat metro station in downtown Cairo is scheduled to reopen at 06.00 on 17 June, almost two years after it was closed for security concerns, accor...
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Egypt bans ultra soccer fan clubs

Hardcore clubs banned over terrorism accusations A court in Cairo has banned all Egypt's hardcore soccer fan clubs, known as "ultras", over accusations of terrorism. The ruling on 16 May is cons...
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Morsi sentenced to death

Former Egyptian leader currently serving 20-year sentence Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death by a Cairo court, on charges of breaking out of prison during Egypt&rs...
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Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

 Former Egyptian leader expected to appeal verdict Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a criminal court in Cairo on 21 April. Morsi was convicted i...
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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal over Nile dam

Leaders sign agreement over Nile water resources Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement over Nile water resources as Addis Ababa continues with its $6 billion Grand Ethiopian R...
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Cairo builds pyramid skyscraper

Project in south-east Cairo to become Egypt's tallest building Egypt's housing ministry has revealed plans to construct a pyramid-inspired 200-m tall skyscraper in Cairo, a 30-minute drive from th...
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New management for Cairo Film Festival

Experienced team takes over Africa's oldest film festival Egypt’s culture minister Gaber Fasour has appointed new management to the Cairo Film Festival, following the recent resignation of it...
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Egypt frees al-Jazeera journalists on bail

Reporters released on bail after over 400 days in jail Two al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt on charges of aiding a "terrorist organisation" were freed on bail on 12 February after serving mor...
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22 killed at Cairo soccer stadium

Egypt suspends football league after Cairo stadium deaths At least 22 people were killed outside a Cairo soccer stadium on 8 February, prompting authorities to suspend Egypt's football league match...
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New underground parking in Tahrir Square

Four-level facility opened by Egyptian premier A four-storey underground parking facility in Cairo's Tahrir Square has been inaugurated by Egyptian premier Ibrahim Mahlab along with Cairo's governo...
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