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A brief history of St Catherine’s Monastery

Saint Catherine's Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery located in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. It is situated near the town of Saint Catherine and at the foot of Mount Sinai. Named after Catherine...
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Public holidays in Cairo

During Public holidays in Cairo the Government services and businesses close down during major Islamic holidays. As for Ramadan, restaurants or diners wait till the evenings to layout the sumptuous fe...
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Cairo’s Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashana

Wife of a US diplomat lead the service. The dwindling Jewish community of Cairo celebrated Rosh Hashanah in the city’s Sha’ar Hashamaim synagogue, with a service led by the wife of a US diplomat, rep...
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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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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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Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

Latest attack against Christians comes one month after Pope Francis visit. More than 20 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on the...
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Pope Francis travels to Cairo

Apostolic visit to Cairo takes place from 28-29 April. Pope Francis will begin his two-day visit to Egypt on Friday 28 April, in a mission to build on inter-faith dialogue with Muslim leaders and s...
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Funeral of Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenouda held in Cairo

The funeral of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III took place in St Mark's Cathedral, Cairo on 20 March, three days after he died aged 88. Following his death, thousands of Coptic Christians queued to p...
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24 killed in Cairo violence

At least 24 people have been killed and over 200 injured after Coptic Christians clashed with military police in Cairo on 9 October, in the most violent scenes since the uprising that resulted in the...
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Copts protest in Cairo

Christian protesters have clashed with police in Cairo in the wake of a bomb attack, which killed 21 and injured 70 worshippers as they came out of a Coptic church in Alexandria in the early morning o...
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Cairo's Computerised Call to Prayer

For more than a millennium, Cairo's call to prayer has been communicated by a chosen person known as a muezzin, or muzim, from the top of the minarets at the city's 4,500 mosques. The muezzin leads th...
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Fruit sellers in Egypt have named their prize dates
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Clocks go back for Ramadan.

Clocks in Egypt have gone back by one hour three weeks earlier than usual in anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins at sunset on 12 September. The country returned to winter...
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AUC niqab ban revoked.

The American University of Cairo (AUC) cannot prevent women from wearing the niqab, or full face covering, an Egyptian court has ruled. The prestigious US-accredited university had previously said wom...


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