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Egypt's wealth fund to develop Cairo Citadel district into tourist destinationEgypt's antiquities authority is to transfer Cairo's historic Bab al-Azab district - with Ottoman-era architecture and the medieval Citadel overlooking the capital - to its sovereign wealth fund to..
Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus responseAt dusk on April 10, police entered an apartment in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo, and arrested ophthalmologist Hany Bakr.
Don't abandon us, we don't transmit coronavirus, say Cairo dogs and catsThe doggies and kitties of a Cairo veterinary clinic have an important message, and they are taking it to the internet.
Egyptians rush to buy treats before Eid al-Fitr curfewFamilies rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo on Friday as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown.
A bridge too close: Cairo flyover angers residentsIf Osama Fayez reaches out from his balcony he can touch a flyover that is cutting a swathe through a densely populated area of Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo.
Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreakWhile Egypt's economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working..
Coronavirus means low-key, cost-saving wedding for one Egyptian coupleMustafa Amin had looked forward to a regular Egyptian wedding party in a large Cairo reception hall packed with family and friends.
Fear of coronavirus haunts Egypt's cramped jailsLast April, medical student Mohamed Amashah stood on Cairo's Tahrir Square and held up a sign saying "Freedom for prisoners". He was detained.
Mime artist breaks silence to give coronavirus health tips in CairoWearing white face paint, stripy top and bright red spectacle frames, Ahmed Naser stands in a street in Cairo distributing face masks and health advice to passing children.
Egyptian policeman, seven suspected militants killed in Cairo gunbattleAn Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire, the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday.
Egyptian policeman killed in Cairo gunbattle with suspected militants: state TVAn Egyptian policeman was killed and three others wounded on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire with suspected militants near the centre of the capital Cairo, the public prosecutor said in a statement.
Egyptian security exchanges gunfire with a 'terrorist group' in Cairo: state TVEgyptian security forces on Tuesday exchanged gunfire with a "terrorist group" near central Cairo, state TV said.
Coronavirus crisis spells trouble for many Egyptian breadwinnersSquatting with other day labourers under a bridge in Cairo, 48-year-old Yasser Nagi says he has waited in vain for two weeks for work on a construction site so he can feed his family.
Cairo, the city that never sleeps, shuts for coronavirus night-time curfewEgypt and its capital Cairo, a mega-city home to some 20 million people, shut down on Wednesday evening as authorities launched a night-time curfew to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
Egypt detains women who called for prisoner release amid coronavirus, lawyer saysThree of the four women detained by Egyptian security forces after demonstrating in central Cairo for the release of prisoners they said may be at risk from the coronavirus were released late on..
Egypt holds funeral for former president MubarakEgypt held a military funeral in Cairo on Wednesday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a 2011 popular uprising against corruption.
Egypt to bury former president Mubarak in military funeralEgypt will on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died at the age of 91, in a military funeral in Cairo.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak diesFormer Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in hospital in Cairo aged 91.
Arab League rejects Trump's Middle East plan: communiqueThe Arab League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan at a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, saying it would not lead to a just peace deal.
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan say final agreement on Blue Nile dam ready by next monthMinisters from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said on Friday a final agreement will be signed by the end of February on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam that sparked a years-long diplomatic crisis between..
Egypt's population nears 100 million, putting pressure on resources and jobsSitting in her sister's apartment on a noisy Cairo street, Rania Sayed one day hopes to leave a city that is becoming more congested as Egypt's population ticks up to 100 million, a milestone it will..
Egypt starts screening travelers from China for new coronavirusEgypt's Cairo airport started screening passengers arriving from China for signs of the new coronavirus outbreak, airport sources said on Thursday.
Egypt orders release of Turkish news agency employees in Cairo after raidEgypt's public prosecutor's office said on Thursday it had ordered the release of five people detained following a raid on Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency office in Cairo, and the company..
Egypt forms a new team to investigate the death of Italian studentEgypt formed a new team to investigate the death of an Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, Egypt's public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
Turkey says Egyptian security forces raid news agency in CairoTurkey summoned a senior Egyptian diplomat on Wednesday to protest what it said was a raid by Egyptian security forces on the Cairo office of Turkey's state-run news agency, in which four people were..
Turkey summons Egyptian envoy over raid of its state news agency office in Cairo: anadoluTurkey summoned the Egyptian charges d'affaires in Ankara to the foreign ministry on Wednesday over a raid of its Anadolu state news agency office in Cairo, the agency reported.
Egyptian security raids Turkish news agency office in Cairo: agencyEgyptian security forces raided the office of the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency in Cairo on Thursday and detained four of its staff, the agency said on Twitter.
U.S. confirms 'avoidable' death of Egyptian-American Kassem in custodyThe United States on Monday confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013, and vowed to continue raising concerns over Cairo's..
Slain student caught in 'web' spun by Egyptian security services: Italian prosecutorsGiulio Regeni, an Italian student tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, was ensnared in a "spider's web" spun by the Egyptian security services in the weeks leading up to his death, Rome prosecutors..
Almost half of land sold for first phase of Egypt's new capitalEgypt has sold almost half of the land earmarked for the first phase of a huge project to develop a new capital 50 km east of Cairo, an official at the state-owned company building it said.
Egypt animal mummies showcased at Saqqara near CairoThe mummies, including cats, crocodiles, cobras, were found at the Saqqara necropolis near Cairo.
U.S. warns Egypt against Russia warplanes deal, says working with Cairo on defense needsThe United States is working with Egypt to deter it from going ahead with a deal to buy Russian warplanes, threatening the Cairo government with sanctions if it does, a senior State Department official..
Britain lifts advisory against flying to Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh resortThe British government has removed its advisory against flying to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort, the British embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Tuesday.
Egypt denounces Ethiopia for moving ahead with Nile dam amid water: shortage fearsEgypt denounced Ethiopia on Wednesday for moving forward with building and operating a hyropower dam on the Nile, which Cairo worries will threaten already scarce water supplies.
Egypt's security forces move to block anti-Sisi protestsEgyptian police mounted a huge show of force in central Cairo and closed off entrances to Tahrir Square on Friday after calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following opposition..
Egypt tightens security after call for repeat protestsEgyptian security forces closed off entrances to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday and deployed police reinforcements after a call for a second week of rare anti-government demonstrations.
Crackdown widens after call for new protests in EgyptAt least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on..
Egypt protests: 'Hundreds held' after rare anti-government unrestProtests against alleged government corruption erupted in Cairo and other cities over the weekend.
Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissentHundreds of protesters gathered in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday shouting anti-government slogans, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government..
Egypt resumes Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, SudanEgypt's foreign minister said Cairo had resumed talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a $4 billion dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile which had been suspended for over a year.
UN postpones conference on torture after rights groups' criticismThe United Nations has postponed a conference in Cairo on torture that was to take place in September following criticism from rights groups that say torture is rampant in Egypt.
Egypt to reopen historic Baron Empain Palace after $6 million restorationEgypt will soon reopen the century-old Baron Empain Palace after a $6 million renovation of the Indian-inspired mansion built by a wealthy Belgian engineer in the upmarket Heliopolis district of the..