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Fines doubled on Cairo metro

Management company double fines for violations on Cairo metro. Fines for passengers caught breaking the rules on Cairo's metro system have been doubled from EGP 25 to EGP 50, according to its manag...
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Cairo Museum of Islamic Art partners with the Louvre

Louvre to show antiquities from damaged Islamic art museum in Cairo. The Louvre in Paris has entered into a partnership agreement with the Museum of Islamic Art after the 19th-century Egyptian inst...
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Italy recalls ambassador from Cairo over Regeni case

Recall of ambassador follows lack of progress in Regeni murder investigation. Rome recalled the Italian ambassador from Egypt over lack of progress in the investigation into the death of Italian st...
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Egypt moves 800 artefacts to Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum to open partially in 2018. A total of 778 ancient artefacts will be moved from Luxor in southern Egypt to the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which is currently unde...
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Cairo mural covers 50 buildings

Tunisian street artist creates giant mural in Cairo slum. The well-known French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed has created a gigantic mural covering 50 buildings in Cairo's Manshiyat Naser district...
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Italy demands truth from Egypt over Regeni death

Renzi steps up pressure as Italy awaits result of Egyptian report on Regeni case. Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has reiterated his call for Egypt to help uncover the truth surrounding the dea...
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New runway at Cairo airport

Cairo airport expansion comes amid continued decline for Egyptian tourism. Cairo airport has unveiled a new runway as the airport's Terminal 2 nears completion under a EGP 3.4 billion expansion pro...
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Italian student found dead in Cairo with signs of torture

Investigation after body of missing Italian student indicates “slow death”. Italy and Egypt have launched a joint investigation after the body of missing Italian student Giulio Regeni was found in...
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Cairo prepares for Metro Line 6

China to construct Cairo's sixth metro line. The China Railway Construction Corporation is to build Cairo's metro Line 6, according to an announcement by Egypt's transport ministry. Although a m...
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King Tutankhamun's mask back on display

King Tut's burial mask returns to Egyptian Museum. King Tutankhamun's golden burial mask went back on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on 16 December after a delicate restoration process fol...
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Second phase of Egyptian elections

Low voter turnout for Egypt’s parliamentary elections. The second round of Egypt’s two-part parliamentary elections ended on 23 November, following two days of low voter turnout. The elections,...
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Foster and Partners wins design for Cairo's Masbero

Project links Masbero to Zamalek Island. British architectural company Foster + Partners has won an international competition to redevelop the Masbero Triangle district in downtown Cairo. The compe...
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British tourists fly out of Egypt

EasyJet travel ban causes confusion. Flights carrying British tourists began leaving Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh again on 6 November in the wake of the Russian plane crash in which all 224 passengers w...
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Sinai plane crash another blow to Egyptian tourism

Egypt dismisses claim that Islamist terrorists brought down Russian passenger plane. An investigation has been opened after a Russian passenger plane crashed early on 31 October in Egypt's Sinai Pe...
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First round of Egyptian elections ends

Low turnout in first phase of Egypt's parliamentary elections. The first round of Egypt's two-part parliamentary elections ended on 19 October, following two days of extremely low turnout in the st...
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Cairo airport to display ancient artefacts

Culture initiative to boost Egypt's tourism sector. Cairo airport is to exhibit 39 ancient Egyptian artefacts from various eras to promote tourism in Egypt. The airport's designated 60-sqm muse...
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Egypt's president pardons two Al-Jazeera journalists

Unclear whether al-Sisi's pardon will extend to Australian Peter Greste Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including two Al-Jazeera journalists, on 23 September, accordin...
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Mexican embassy protests deadly attack in Egypt

Embassy cancels Independence Day celebrations after deaths Mexico's embassy in Cairo has cancelled its Independence Day celebration scheduled for 15 September, two days after an attack in which an...
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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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