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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Bahrain: Housemaid placed inside car trunk

Gulf News 17 Sep 2020
Cairo. Bahraini authorities have said they took legal action against a woman who had allegedly driven a car while placing a housemaid inside the trunk....
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Egypt: Belly dancer Sama El-Masry's jail term commuted by a year

Gulf News 08 Sep 2020
Cairo. An Egyptian appeals court has sentenced controversial actress and belly dancer Sama Al Masri to two years in prison on charges of inciting debauchery, commuting an earlier verdict of a three-year jail term, legal sources said ... Police had arrested the 42-year-old entertainer in Cairo in April....
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Egypt: Belly dancer Sama Al Masri's jail term commuted by a year

Gulf News 08 Sep 2020
Cairo. An Egyptian appeals court has sentenced controversial actress and belly dancer Sama Al Masri to two years in prison on charges of inciting debauchery, commuting an earlier verdict of a three-year jail term, legal sources said ... Police had arrested the 42-year-old entertainer in Cairo in April....
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Nirav Modi accused of kidnapping staff in Egypt, destroying & hiding evidence

The Times of India 07 Sep 2020
One of the alleged dummy directors, Ashish Lad, relayed in a statement how he was offered Rs 20 lakh to sign a false statement and that he got a phone call in Cairo from Nirav who shouted Gujarati expletives at him when he said he wanted to go back to India ... “They went to Cairo to get legal advice and support....
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Judge rejects Nirav Modi plea for press ban at extradition in trial in London

Yahoo Daily News 07 Sep 2020
Montgomery also responded to allegations that Modi and his associates had intimidated witnesses in Cairo, Egypt ... However, Montgomery argued that these individuals were moved to Cairo because they were receiving legal support ... She stated that whatever occurred in Cairo did not amount to a conspiracy....
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Egypt: Tuk-tuk driver killed in quarrel with Quran reciter over ‘mahraganat’ songs

Gulf News 06 Sep 2020
A driver of a tuk-tuk, or autorickshaw, was killed by a Quran reciter in Qalyubiya province, north of Cairo, when the motorist allegedly failed to lower the sound of a cassette player, which loudly played mahraganat songs in front of the reciter’s house ... result in “legal action.”....
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Saudi Arabia: Sex harassment penalty irreversible

Gulf News 30 Aug 2020
Cairo. A legal punishment against sex harassment is irreversible in Saudi Arabia even if the victim renounced own right or did not file a legal complaint, a state rights watchdog has said ... agencies the right to take the legal action they deem necessary to serve common good....
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Egypt: Contentious issues linger on in Nile row

Gulf News 29 Aug 2020
Cairo. Egypt has said that legal and technical disagreements drag on in its years-long dispute with Ethiopia over the latter’s contested Nile dam. “A lack of consensus continues on several legal and technical points in a collective draft,” the Egyptian Water Ministry said, after a ......
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Egypt seeks arrest of 9 in hotel rape case

Arab News 27 Aug 2020
CAIRO ... The rape allegedly took place six years ago at a luxury Cairo hotel but the allegations only emerged online in July. “The public prosecution is taking legal steps to arrest the fugitives who are accused of assaulting a young woman at the Fairmont Nile City Hotel in 2014,” a statement said ... It did not identify the suspects ... .......
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Tripartite committee starts meetings on drafting Ethiopia's Nile dam agreement

China.dot.org 21 Aug 2020
CAIRO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- A tripartite legal and technical committee entitled to draft an agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) started meetings on Friday, the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said in a statement....
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Renaissance Dam meetings held to bridge negotiation gap

Arab News 19 Aug 2020
CAIRO ... Cairo and Khartoum are seeking to sign a binding and legal agreement for all parties in order to set clear texts for the rules about filling the dam, while Addis Ababa wants a non-binding agreement ... He said that the agreement must be binding and contain a clause with a clear legal instrument for resolving disputes....
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Bahrain prosecutes woman for destroying Hindu statues

The Siasat Daily 16 Aug 2020
Cairo. Bahraini police said Sunday they had taken legal steps against a woman who destroyed Hindu religious statues inside a shop ...The Capital Police took legal steps against a woman, 54, for damaging a shop in Juffair and defaming a sect and its rituals, in order to ......
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Ethiopian Refugees in Egypt: 'If Egyptians Go Thirsty, We Will Go Thirsty'

Voa News 06 Aug 2020
“They sicced a dog on him,” says Taher Omar Huru, a 47-year-old Ethiopian refugee and a local community leader in Cairo, pointing to different body parts ... Nour Khalil, a legal consultant for refugees and migrants in Cairo says recent Nile Dam tensions have caused a spike in abuses of refugees on July 24, 2020....

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