Cairo News

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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Egypt releases Australian journalist

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Cairo after 400 days in jail Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released “unconditionally” from Cairo's notorious Tora prison on 2 Februar...
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Islamic militants kill at least 30 in Sinai

Egyptian military targeted by attacks Islamic State’s Egypt wing has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 security personnel in four separate attacks in the North Sinai and Suez pro...
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Britain and Canada close embassies in Cairo

Move prompted by security concerns The British and Canadian embassies in Cairo closed to the public on 8 December over security fears and will remain shut until further notice. Following a reques...
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Egypt court dismisses charges against Mubarak

Former Egyptian president cleared of killing of protesters in 2011 uprising A court in Cairo has dropped its case against deposed former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister Habib al-Adl...
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Egyptian prosecutors request death penalty for Morsi

Dozens arrested at anti-government rally in Cairo Egyptian prosecutors asked for the death penalty for ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood figures including it...
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Bomb explodes near Cairo supreme court

Dozen injured in attack in downtown Cairo A dozen people were injured after a homemade bomb exploded near the supreme court in downtown Cairo during the night of 14 October, according to the count...
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Cairo brings forward Ethiopia dam meeting

Second panel meeting over contentious dam Egypt has brought forward a second meeting of a tripartite technical panel on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the river Nile, from 20-21 October to...
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Cairo’s painted satellite dishes

Splash of colour across Cairo rooftops Cairo's skyline is being enlivened thanks to the efforts of an American author and filmmaker who has launched the Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative. The art...
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Cairo to boost security at tourist sites

New measures aimed at boosting tourism Egypt is to increase its security around major tourist sites in an effort to relaunch the country's flagging tourism sector. The measures include increase...
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Cairo Opera to donate funds to Suez Canal corridor

Egypt picks consortium for Suez corridor masterplan The Cairo Opera House has announced that it will donate funds from a series of monthly concerts to the “Long Live Egypt” project to r...
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Egypt's tourism continues decline

Tourist numbers in June drop over 20 per cent since last year The numbers of tourists visiting Egypt in June has fallen over 20 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to data rel...
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Death sentences for senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Court sentences Brotherhood leader to life in prison An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 10 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, eight of them in absentia, including Abdel-Rahman al-...
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Egypt sentences foreign journalists

Imprisonment of al-Jazeera reporters causes international outcry Three al-Jazeera journalists received lengthy jail terms after being convicted of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood moveme...

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