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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Fifteen-year-old girl faces murder charges for killing bus driver 'who tried to rape her' in Egypt

The Independent 14 Sep 2019
The prosecution of the teenager, who stabbed the man in July after he allegedly tried to rape her at knife point, has reignited concerns over the treatment of women in Egypt’s legal system ... Intissar Saeed, president of the Cairo Foundation for Law and Development, said ... Ms Saeed, whose advocacy group is part of the teen’s legal team, added....
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Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off stage at a campaign rally after a rocket was launched towards the Israeli city where he was speaking

Business Insider 11 Sep 2019
Netanyahu was unharmed ... "Residents of Ashdod, I love you!" ... UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement that the move is "not helpful to the peace process" and is "is without international legal effect.". Arab leaders meeting in Cairo also denounced the plan, calling it "a dangerous development and a new Israeli aggression." ... ....
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Delhi consumes more weed than Los Angeles, Mumbai more than London

Quartz 10 Sep 2019
Indians love to get high on weed ... Top 10 cities by weed consumption in 2018. City Legality Total consumption (tonnes). New York, US Partial 77.4 ... Los Angeles, US Legal 36. Cairo, Egypt Illegal 32.5 ... Chicago, US Legal 24.5. Moscow, Russia Legal 22.8. Toronto, Canada Legal 22.7 ... The statistics have triggered attempts to make marijuana use legal ... .......
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All peace deals to end if Netanyahu annexes Jordan Valley: Palestinian president

China.dot.org 10 Sep 2019
RAMALLAH, Sept ... 17 elections ... The ministers, who met in Cairo for the Arab League Council's 152nd session, vowed they are prepared to take all legal and political actions to counter this unilateral Israeli policy ... Enditem. ....
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Delhi and Mumbai ‘score’ high on weed consumption globally

The Times of India 10 Sep 2019
India’s two most popular cities — Delhi and Mumbai — have featured in the top 10 cities for highest cannabis consumption in the global weed list ... Other cities in the top 10 include Toronto, London, Cairo and Moscow. Having said that, Amsterdam where weed is legal ranks 56 on the list at merely 3.6 tons ... See also. ... {{}}. ....
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Landmark Israel-Egypt Energy Alliance Hits Snags

Wall Street Journal 08 Sep 2019
CAIRO—A landmark 2018 natural-gas deal between Israel and Egypt faces legal challenges and concerns ......
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Records: GOP leader, son earned $1.1M for Malibu Beach work

Newsday 30 Aug 2019
... Nassau County Republican Committee, and Cairo's son for legal and project management work at the beachside recreation complex the contractor runs, according to records and interviews....
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How Sisi's Egypt Hands Out Justice

Voa News 31 Jul 2019
Mohamed Zaree, a human rights activist and a director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, a nongovernmental organization that produces analysis and research, said the authorities feel "they have to present something to public opinion ... FILE - Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat is seen in his office in Cairo, Egypt, July 10, 2013....
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Special Report: How Sisi's Egypt hands out justice

Yahoo Daily News 31 Jul 2019
Mohamed Zaree, a human rights activist and a director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, a non-governmental organization that produces analysis and research, said the authorities feel "they have to present something to public opinion ... "This is political and legal chaos, and the country is heading towards a dark tunnel."....
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15-year-old girl kills driver who tried to rape her, faces jail time

Khaleej Times 22 Jul 2019
Ahmed Mahran, head of Cairo Center for Political and Legal Studies, said that the girl was accused of committing a crime - stressing that it was not a self-defence case, which means she is guilty of murder and carrying a weapon (knife) to carry out the crime ... The driver said that her friend has lost his phone ... ....
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Public Notices Week of July 18, 2019

Gallatin News 18 Jul 2019
The street address of the above described property is believed to be 131 Orchard Valley Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control....
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Egypt vows legal action over King Tut sale

Gulf News 09 Jul 2019
Cairo. Egyptian authorities have said they will take legal action after an auction house in London sold a 3,000-year-old statue believed to depict the famed Pharaoh Tutankhamen ... Christie’s said that the 28.5cm-long rare statute was from the private Resandro collection, contending it has a history of legal ownership....
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King Tut sold at Christie's despite Egypt's outrage

Gulf News 09 Jul 2019
Cairo. Egyptian authorities have said they will take a legal action after an auction house in London sold a 30,000-year-old statue believed to depict the famed Pharaoh Tutankhamen ... "Christie's has no evidence that this head of Tutankhamen left Egypt legally. They did not offer to us any kind of papers to show the legality of this statue....
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