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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Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute

Wtop 09 May 2021
CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the ... Tshisekedi then flew to Cairo where he met with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian leader’s office said ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the U.S., the U.N, and European Union to help reach a legally binding deal....
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Congo’s leader in Sudan amid efforts to resolve Nile dispute

Federal News Radio 09 May 2021
CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the current head of the African Union, arrived in Khartoum Saturday for talks with Sudanese leaders amid international and regional ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the U.S., the U.N, and European Union to help reach a legally binding deal....
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US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve dam dispute

Arab News 08 May 2021
CAIRO. The US envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday, the latest stop on his tour of the region aimed at resolving the decade-long dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the US, the UN, and EU to help reach a legally binding deal ... .......
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Congo's leader in Sudan amid efforts to resolve Nile dispute

The New Arab 08 May 2021
Khartoum said the talks with the African Union head would address 'regional developments of mutual interest' ... President Felix Tshisekedi was received by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan's ruling sovereign council, at the airport ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the US, the UN, and European Union to help reach a legally binding deal ... .......
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US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia’s dam dispute

Info News 07 May 2021
CAIRO - The U.S ... Earlier this week, Feltman was in Egypt where President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi reiterated his warnings that Cairo will not tolerate any moves by Ethiopia ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the U.S., the U.N, and European Union to help reach a legally binding deal....
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US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia's dam dispute

Stars and Stripes 07 May 2021
CAIROThe U.S ... Earlier this week, Feltman was in Egypt where President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi reiterated his warnings that Cairo will not tolerate any moves by Ethiopia ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the U.S., the U.N, and European Union to help reach a legally binding deal....
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US envoy in Egypt for talks on Ethiopia’s dam dispute

Middle East Online 06 May 2021
CAIRO - The US envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday met with the Egyptian president as part of Washington's new push to ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the US, the UN, and European Union to facilitate reaching a legally binding deal on the dam's the filling and operating....
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US envoy in Egypt for talks on Ethiopia's dam dispute

Stars and Stripes 05 May 2021
CAIROThe U.S ... Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Cairo on Tuesday on the first leg of a tour that includes stops in Eritrea, ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the U.S., the U.N, and European Union to facilitate reaching a legally binding deal on the dam's the filling and operating....
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US envoy in Egypt for talks on bitterly disputed Ethiopian dam

The New Arab 05 May 2021
Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Cairo on Tuesday on the first leg of a tour that includes stops in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan ... Cairo and Khartoum have called for the US, the UN, and European Union to facilitate reaching a legally binding deal on the dam's the filling and operating....
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Egypt: Man gets death sentence for slaying dentist

Gulf News 05 May 2021
Cairo. An Egyptian court has convicted a man on fatally stabbing a dentist and sentenced to him to death, legal sources said....
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Refugee Status Determination Volunteer Legal Advisor for Unaccompanied Children and Youth,

Reliefweb 04 May 2021
education, psychosocial, legal, community outreach and unaccompanied youth and children support services ... · English being the official language of UNHCR Cairo and StARS, Refugee Status Determination Unaccompanied Children and Youth Volunteer Legal Advisors must be fluent in oral and written English....
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Refugee Status Determination Volunteer Legal Advisor,

Reliefweb 04 May 2021
Founded in 1979, StARS is a refugee service provider in central Cairo that works to enhance the quality of life for refugees and vulnerable migrants through five broad program areas ... · English being the official language of UNHCR Cairo and StARS, Refugee Status Determination Volunteer Legal Advisors must be fluent in oral and written English....
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Egypt top importer of Italian weapons despite ongoing Regeni case

The New Arab 30 Apr 2021
Regeni, a postgraduate student at Cambridge University, went missing in Cairo in January 2016 ... A witness, who was identified by Italian legal authorities, said he saw Regeni in an Egyptian police station days before his death ... However Cairo refuses to recognise the legal process or extradite the four suspects....
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