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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CAF defends terminating 1bn-USD rights deal with Lagardere Sports

China.dot.org 08 Nov 2019
CAIRO, Nov ... In a statement, the CAF, which is based in Cairo, said the termination of the agreement was a legal consequence of the decisions, judgments and recommendations of two different continental competition committees ... Eastern and Southern Africa (CCC) for legal violations....
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Village BZA approves two controversial projects

LI Herald 28 Oct 2019
Additionally, concerns were raised by Lisa >Cairo, attorney for the zoning board, over the lot’s legal non-conforming status ... Cairo maintained that any period during which the gas station was not active for more than a year was due to soil cleanup operations to maintain ......
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Driver's attorney questions GSP evidence

Times Enterprise 23 Oct 2019
CAIRO — The legal counsel for a teen involved in a fatal car wreck is questioning evidence gathered by a Georgia State Patrol specialized collision reconstruction team (SCRT) ... ....
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Egyptian student stabbed to death after defending girl from harassment

Gulf News 17 Oct 2019
Cairo ... The prime defendant is identified as Mohammad Rajeh, a teen, who was angered by Mahmoud Al Bana, 18 after he reproached him for harassing a girl in the street in the province of Menufia, north of Cairo, earlier this month, witnesses and legal sources said ... Rajeh fatally stabbed Al Bana with the assistance of the three others, witnesses said ... ... ....
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Egyptian teen stabbed to death after defending girl from harassment

Gulf News 17 Oct 2019
Cairo ... The prime defendant is identified as Mohammad Rajeh, a teen, who was angered by Mahmoud Al Bana, 18 after he reproached him for harassing a girl in the street in the province of Menufia, north of Cairo, earlier this month, witnesses and legal sources said ... Rajeh fatally stabbed Al Bana with the assistance of the three others, witnesses said ... ....
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Family says Egyptian pro-democracy activist beaten in jail

Yahoo Daily News 11 Oct 2019
CAIRO (AP) — The family of a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government ... He was arrested last month from a Cairo police station, where he was required to check in every night under the legal terms of his release....
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Student's father to pursue civil suit against ousted teacher

Times Enterprise 30 Sep 2019
CAIRO — A parent of a Shiver Elementary School student said he's moving forward with legal action after alleging that a teacher who resigned last month inappropriately touched his child ... ....
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Sudan summons Egyptian ambassador over arrested Sudanese student in Cairo

Xinhua 29 Sep 2019
29 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Egyptian ambassador in Khartoum over the arrest of a Sudanese student in Cairo ... He further urged for enabling the Sudanese embassy in Cairo to meet the student....
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German petition seeks official Taiwan ties

Taipei Times 16 Sep 2019
If the petition receives 50,000 signatures before its expiry on Oct ... The petition says denying Taiwan UN membership has no international legal basis. “The Cairo Declaration of 1943, in which the Allies promised China the return of Taiwan after the war, was not binding under international law,” it says ... ....
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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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