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Cairo without carts

Cairo aims to rid city of animal-drawn carts. Carts drawn by horses, donkeys and mules on Cairo's streets could become a thing on the past according to a proposal by the city's governor. The Cap...
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Egypt in mourning over Cairo church bombing

President Sisi declares three days of mourning. Egyptian president Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has urged Muslims and Christians to work together following a suicide bombing on a Coptic church in Cairo, in...
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Grand Egyptian Museum to open in May 2018

State-of-the-art Cairo museum nears completion. The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Giza pyramids in southwest Cairo is scheduled to open in May 2018, according to the project's management com...
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Cairo metro ticket price set to rise

Cairo metro network is currently losing EGP 25m a month. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase, pending approval by the Egyptian cabinet. The Cairo metro syst...
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Cairo International Film Festival dedicated to Abdel-Aziz

Annual film festival to screen over 200 movies. The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which opens on 15 November, is dedicated to the recently deceased Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz....
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Return of Cairo Jazz Festival

Eighth edition of Cairo Jazz Festival to feature international musicians. The eighth edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival (CJF) will take place from 20-22 October at the Greek Campus in downtown Cair...
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Second terminal reopens at Cairo Airport

Reconstruction comes to an end as Cairo resumes air traffic with Russia. Cairo International Airport has reopened its second terminal on a trial basis, Egypt's civil aviation ministry has said....
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Egypt responds to Italian sanctions over Regeni case

Cairo considers measures in retaliation for Italy's decision to cut military supplies. The Egyptian government has said it is considering taking reciprocal measures against Italy after Rome halted...
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Egyptian court quashes transfer of Red Sea Islands

Court overturns Egypt's decision to cede Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian government is set to appeal a court's nullification of its controversial decision in April to cede two strateg...
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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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