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Capital and largest city of Egypt

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Cairo: Capital and largest city of Egypt
Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, modern Cairo was founded in 969 AD by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo is considered a World City with a "Beta +" classification according to GaWC.

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UN postpones conference on torture after rights groups' criticism

The 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.
Reuters - Published

Egypt to reopen historic Baron Empain Palace after $6 million restoration

Egypt 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..
Reuters - Published

▶ Videos for Cairo

Egypt car crash sets off deadly explosion outside Cairo hospital [Video]Egypt car crash sets off deadly explosion outside Cairo hospital

Summary: At least 19 people were killed and 30 others injured in explosion outside Egyptian capital's National Cancer Institute.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns [Video]British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but gave no details about what may have prompted the move. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Crowds welcome Senegal national team back home after AFCON final [Video]Crowds welcome Senegal national team back home after AFCON final

Thousands of cheering fans welcome to the Senegal national team back home despite loss in Africa Cup of Nations final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:00Published

British Airways Mysteriously Suspends All Flights To And From Cairo For A Week [Video]British Airways Mysteriously Suspends All Flights To And From Cairo For A Week

British Airways abruptly suspended all flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what prompted the move. Three Egyptian airport security sources told..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory [Video]Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Algeria fans celebrate, Senegalese disappointed after Africa Cup of Nations final [Video]Algeria fans celebrate, Senegalese disappointed after Africa Cup of Nations final

Algeria fans celebrate in streets of Cairo after victory over Senegal in Africa Cup of Nations final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

Belmadi in disbelief after Algeria defeats Senegal to win Cup of Nations [Video]Belmadi in disbelief after Algeria defeats Senegal to win Cup of Nations

Djamel Belmadi in disbelief after his Algerian squad wins Africa Cup of Nations with 1-0 defeat of Senegal

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published

Algeria fans in London go wild after Africa Cup of Nations triumph [Video]Algeria fans in London go wild after Africa Cup of Nations triumph

Algeria fans on the Old Kent Road in London celebrate after their side's 1-0 win over Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Baghdad Bounedjah's deflected goal in the second minute was enough to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Senegal and Algeria prepare to square off in Nations Cup final [Video]Senegal and Algeria prepare to square off in Nations Cup final

Rivals Senegal and Algeria prepare for showdown in Africa Cup of Nations final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:43Published

Egypt revenue $83 million during Africa Cup: CAF President [Video]Egypt revenue $83 million during Africa Cup: CAF President

CAF chief says revenue is up for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published

FIFA boss Infantino denies 'colonising' CAF [Video]FIFA boss Infantino denies 'colonising' CAF

FIFA president Gianni Infantino rejects claims the global soccer body has taken a "colonialist" attitude towards African football

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

Mahrez free kick gives Algeria stoppage-time win over Nigeria [Video]Mahrez free kick gives Algeria stoppage-time win over Nigeria

Rihad Mahrez feeling confident Algeria can win Africa Cup of Nations after his late goal sends team to final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

Own goal hands Senegal place in Africa Cup of Nations final [Video]Own goal hands Senegal place in Africa Cup of Nations final

Senegal headed to Africa Cup of Nations final after Tunisia scores bizarre own goal

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:10Published

Egypt recall banned Warda after players demand reprieve [Video]Egypt recall banned Warda after players demand reprieve

Amr Warda wlecomed back to Egyptian National Soccer Team 48 hours after being banned

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

 

Rights groups criticize U.N.decision to hold conference on torture in Egypt

Human rights activists on Thursday criticized a United Nations decision to hold a conference in Cairo on torture with an Egyptian state organization.
Reuters - Published

Egypt identifies perpetrator behind Monday's hospital car bombing

Egypt's interior ministry said on Thursday it has identified the perpetrator behind a car bombing outside Cairo's main cancer hospital this week that killed more than 20 and injured dozens.
Reuters - Published

Twenty dead as car explodes outside Cairo hospital

Twenty people were killed and 47 injured when a car packed with explosives intended for a militant attack blew up outside Cairo's main cancer hospital on Monday, the interior ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Car involved in Cairo blast contained explosives: interior ministry

A car involved in an explosion in central Cairo that killed 20 people contained explosives and was to be used in a terrorist operation, the Egyptian interior ministry said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Explosion outside central Cairo hospital leaves 19 dead

A car travelling the wrong way crashes into oncoming vehicles, causing an explosion that kills 19.
BBC News - Published

Nineteen dead in explosion due to Cairo car crash: ministry

Nineteen people died and 30 were injured in an explosion resulting from a car crash in central Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

British Airways to resume Cairo flights after security review

The airline suspended flights to the Egyptian capital last week as a "security precaution".
BBC News - Published

British Airways to resume flights to Cairo on Friday

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group , will resume flights to Cairo following a suspension over security concerns, the airline told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

EgyptAir executive says no 'logical reason' for British Airways cancellations to Cairo

An executive of state-owned EgyptAir said on Tuesday that British Airways' decision to suspend flights to Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for several days was "without a logical reason."
Reuters - Published

EgyptAir executive says Cairo airport is safe

An EgyptAir executive said on Tuesday that British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital for several days was "unexpected completely, and without a logical reason."
Reuters - Published

Egypt expresses dismay to UK envoy over British Airways flight suspension

Egypt's aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK's ambassador to Cairo.
Reuters - Published

Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension

Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt's capital.
Reuters - Published

Air France to keep flying to Cairo

Air France is maintaining its flights to Cairo, a spokesman for the airline said on Sunday, following the decision by rivals British Airways and Lufthansa to suspend flights to Egypt's capital over..
Reuters - Published

Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue

But British Airways says flights from Heathrow to the Egyptian capital remain cancelled.
BBC News - Published

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days as security 'precaution'

Airline says it would never operate an aircraft 'unless it was safe to do so'
Independent - Published

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final

Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secures a 1-0 win against Senegal in Cairo.
BBC News - Published

Trekking 10,000km across Africa for a football match

A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans".
BBC News - Published

South Africa stun Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt with late winner

South Africa knock hosts Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations and book their place in the quarter-final with a late winner in Cairo.
BBC News - Published

Mursi's death in Cairo prison raises fears for other inmates

The children of high-profile Egyptian Islamists detained in the same prison as former President Mohamed Mursi before his sudden death last week say they fear for their parents' health.
Reuters - Published

Arab ministers to discuss financial support for Palestinian Authority: agency

Arab finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss helping the Palestinian Authority cope with a deepening cash crunch amid a persistent dispute with Israel over..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to push for trial of Egypt government over Mursi death

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to try to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in international courts for the death of former president Mohamed Mursi, who suffered a fatal heart..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Calls mount for inquiry into death of Egypt's ex-president Mursi

The death of Mohamed Mursi, modern Egypt's first democratically elected head of state, while on trial in a Cairo court, has brought an outpouring of condolences around the Middle East and calls for an..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters in Turkey mourn Egypt's Mursi

Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey took to the streets of capital Ankara and Istanbul on Tuesday to mourn former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, with some chanting slogans..
Reuters - Published

Egyptian ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo as Islamists mourn

Modern Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, was buried in a small family ceremony on Tuesday, a day after suffering a fatal heart attack in court at a Cairo prison, his sons..
Reuters - Published

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi buried in Cairo

Egypt's former president Mohamed Mursi was buried in a restricted family ceremony in Cairo early on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack in court, his son said, as tributes poured in..
Reuters - Published

Amnesty International urges fair Egyptian inquiry into Mursi's death

Amnesty International urged Egyptian authorities on Monday to investigate the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who died suddenly aged 67 after collapsing in court in Cairo during a..
Reuters - Published

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