Cairo

Cairo (/ˈkr/ KYE-roh; Arabic: القاهرة, al-Qāhirah) is the capital and largest city of Egypt. Greater Cairo is the largest metropolitan area in the Middle East and the Arab world, 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 CE by Jawhar al-Siqilli ("the Sicilian") of 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 center of the region's political and cultural life, and is nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture.

Egyptians today often refer to Cairo as Maṣr ([mɑsˤɾ], مصر), the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name for Egypt itself, emphasizing the city's continued role in Egyptian influence. Its official name is القاهرة al-Qāhirah, means literally: "the Defeater", in reference to the fact that the planet Mars ("Al Najm Al Qahir") was rising at the time when the city was founded as well as, "the Vanquisher"; "the Conqueror"; Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [elqɑ(ː)ˈheɾɑ], "the Defeater" or, " "the Victorious" (al-Qahira) in reference to the much awaited Caliph al-Mu'izz li Din Allah who arrived from the old Fatimid Ifriqiyan capital of Mahdia in 973 to the city. The Egyptian name for Cairo is said to be: Khere-Ohe, meaning: "The Place of Combat", supposedly, in reference to a battle which took place between the Gods Seth and Horus. Sometimes the city is informally also referred to as كايرو Kayro [ˈkæjɾo]. It is also called Umm ad-Dunya, meaning "the mother of the world".

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Brussels calls for a roadmap to solve resolve GERD dispute

Egypt Independent 24 Jul 2021
Cairo and Khartoum strongly objected the second filling in the absence of a binding legal agreement between the three countries, who have been negotiating the issue for years ... to resume negotiations in order to reach a legal agreement on the dam, which Addis Ababa refuses to sign....
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Russia calls for solution to GERD crisis under AU

Egypt Independent 23 Jul 2021
Cairo and Khartoum strongly objected the second filling in the absence of a binding legal agreement between the three countries, who have been negotiating the issue for years....
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Addis Ababa failed to fill GERD reservoir: researcher

Egypt Independent 21 Jul 2021
Cairo and Khartoum strongly objected the second filling in the absence of a binding legal agreement between the three countries, who have been negotiating the issue for years....
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Hugh Fraser signs new legal alliances in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Gulf Daily News 21 Jul 2021
"Three further legal alliances have been signed with Hussain Lootah and Associates in the UAE, Mazghouny and Company in Cairo and Metwand Chambers Advocates in Mumbai," a company spokesperson said.  ... "The legal alliance in the UAE with Hussain Lootah and ......
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CAF backs two-yearly World Cup, plans Super League

Ghana Web 20 Jul 2021
The executive told Mosengo-Omba to quickly implement the recommendations and to explore the legal consequences of the report findings. Cairo-based Caf is battling to improve its image after widespread allegations of corruption and its last president, Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad, was suspended by Fifa last year for financial misconduct ... ....
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Egypt releases human rights lawyer as US pressures Cairo

The New Arab 19 Jul 2021
Egyptian authorities on Sunday released longtime detainee and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry, as the US pressures Cairo to end its crackdown on human rights activists ... However, the detention of critics is continuing with Berlin-based Egyptian academic, Alia Mosallam, arrested upon her arrival at Cairo International Airport last week....
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Egypt: Women influencers jailed over 'indecency': Hanin Hossam, Mawada el-Adham

Amnesty 14 Jul 2021
Egyptian women social media influencers Hanin Hossam and Mawada el-Adham were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms by Cairo’s Criminal Court on 20 June for inciting “indecent” content, human trafficking and other offences ... were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms by Cairo’s Criminal Court ... Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt....
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“The country may lose the dispute, and its future”: The dangerous standoff over Ethiopia’s Nile dam

The Independent 12 Jul 2021
As many in Egypt and Sudan like to call it, the “forever negotiations” with Ethiopia don’t seem close to an end ... Last week, the government announced the beginning of the second stage, which infuriated Cairo and Khartoum, who want to reach a legally binding agreement on filling and operating the dam first before proceeding with the second filling ... ....
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HUMBL Announces Strategic Advisors

Omaha World-Herald 07 Jul 2021
Mr ... In addition, he was honored by the League or Arab Nation for exquisite achievement in the sport and youth movement for a quarter a century in Cairo-Egypt 2003. Dean also worked as a lawyer and legal advisor with a prestigious law firm in the National Palace of Jordan as a corporate, copyright, and maritime lawyer for over 500 major companies ... ....
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War of words heats up in battle over Nile water

Arab News 06 Jul 2021
CAIRO ... Ethiopia’s announcement raises tensions ahead of a July 8 UN Security Council session on the dam dispute being held at the request of Cairo and Khartoum ... Cairo and Khartoum are seeking a legally binding agreement on the filling and operation of the dam that preserves both countries’ water rights ... “We won’t see any effect now on the Nile ... Enter....
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Indonesian minister calls for ‘Fortnite’ ban over user-generated content resembling the Islamic site of the Kaaba

NME 06 Jul 2021
Sandiaga’s decision follows a recently issued fatwa (a formal ruling or interpretation on a point of Islamic law given by a qualified legal scholar) from Muslim scholars at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, that warns Muslims against playing Fortnite, after the content ......

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