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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Nile River dam could cause confrontation between Egypt, Ethiopia

Beijing News 14 Apr 2021
CAIRO, Egypt. Egypt and Sudan have refused to discuss an offer by Ethiopia to share data on waters being held back at an Ethiopian dam constructed on the Nile River ... Cairo and Khartoum, however, are demanding a legally binding agreement over the operations of the dam ... .......
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Detained Suez ship ‘fit for onward passage’

Gulf Daily News 14 Apr 2021
CAIRO. The cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal and is caught in a legal dispute in Egypt is fit to sail once approval is given, its technical manager said yesterday....
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Arrested Suez ship fit for onward passage, manager says

Metro USA 14 Apr 2021
CAIRO (Reuters) -The cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal and is caught in a legal dispute in Egypt is fit to sail once approval is given, its technical manager said on Wednesday....
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Egypt ready to deal with any GERD problems, says minister

Arab News 12 Apr 2021
He explained that Cairo and Khartoum reached a fair and binding legal agreement that meets the aspirations of all countries in development ...The Egyptian Minister of Irrigation, Mohamed Abdel Aty, says that Cairo and Khartoum reached a fair and binding legal agreement that meets the aspirations of all countries in development....
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Senior Legal Officer for Unaccompanied Children and Youth

Reliefweb 12 Apr 2021
StARS has established a full-service center dedicated to meeting the education, protection, legal support, and advocacy needs of Unaccompanied Children and Youth in Cairo ... · English being the official language of UNHCR Cairo and StARS, the Senior Legal Officer must be fluent in oral and written English....
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Resettlement Senior Legal Officer, Refugee Legal Aid Program

Reliefweb 12 Apr 2021
education, psychosocial, legal, community outreach and unaccompanied youth and children support services ... English being the official language of UNHCR Cairo and StARS, the Refugee Legal Aid Program Resettlement Senior Legal Officer must be fluent in oral and written English ... Excellent legal research and drafting skills....
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Russia offers technical help to break dam dispute deadlock

The National 12 Apr 2021
The two nations have for years been pressing Ethiopia to enter a legally binding deal that covers mechanisms for handling persistent drought and resolving future disputes ... Ethiopia, which says the dam is key to its development, insists on guidelines, rather than a legally binding deal....
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Russia offers technical help to break Nile dam dispute deadlock

The National 12 Apr 2021
The two nations have for years been pressing Ethiopia to enter a legally binding deal that covers mechanisms for handling persistent drought and resolving future disputes ... Ethiopia, which says the dam is key to its development, insists on guidelines, rather than a legally binding deal....
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Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal for data sharing on dam

Shenzhen Daily 11 Apr 2021
Ethiopia is pinning its hopes of economic development and power generation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Egypt fears will imperil its supply from the Nile ... But Cairo and Khartoum maintained that they are seeking a legally binding agreement over the operations of the dam, which Addis Ababa says is crucial to its economic development ... ....
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Nile dam crisis: Egypt and Sudan reject 'suspicious' Ethiopian proposal

The National 11 Apr 2021
Egypt and Sudan rejected an Ethiopian proposal to share data on the operations of its giant hydropower dam, on Saturday ... Read More ... But Cairo and Khartoum maintained that they are seeking a legally binding agreement over the operations of the dam, which Addis Ababa says is crucial to its economic development ... ....
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Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal for data sharing on Renaissance dam

Yahoo Daily News 10 Apr 2021
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt and Sudan on Saturday rejected an Ethiopian proposal to share data on the ... But Cairo and Khartoum maintained that they are seeking a legally binding agreement over the operations of the dam, which Addis Ababa says is crucial to its economic development....
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Law of National Library & Archives’ Authority prohibits transferring of historical documents outside Egypt

Egypt Today 08 Apr 2021
CAIRO – 8 April 2021 ... It also provides for the establishment of the General Authority for the National Library & Archives, which enjoys an independent legal personality and reports to the competent minister. ....
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UPDATE - Ethiopia Accuses Sudan, Egypt of Trying to Undermine GERD Dam Negotiations

Urdu Point 07 Apr 2021
"During the meeting, Ethiopia also rejected all Egyptian-forwarded proposals and alternatives supported by Sudan in a bid to advance the negotiating process enabling countries and involved observing parties to actively engage in discussions and propose solutions to controversial technical and legal issues," the ministry said....
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