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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Uyghurs are being deported from Muslim countries, raising concerns about China's growing reach

CNN 08 Jun 2021
He never came back ... Read More ... Maryam says the family had all the required documentation to prove their legal status in Egypt ... She showed CNN documents confirming her family's legal status and a marriage certificate issued by the Chinese Embassy in Cairo ... Muhtar Rozi in Cairo, where he was a student at the leading Islamic university of Al Azhar ... ....
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With Biden in office, UW, Inslee Seek to Return Once-Jailed Scholar to Washington State

The Centralia Chronicle 04 Jun 2021
Three years after Waleed Salem was plucked off a Cairo street by plainclothes police officers, blindfolded and then imprisoned, the University of Washington doctoral student remains stuck in Egypt, unable to visit his young daughter or finish his dissertation in Seattle ... Late last month, Salem tried again to fly from Cairo....
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Regulating Change in Historic Cairo

Your Middle East 03 Jun 2021
Renovation and conservation projects in Historic Cairo fall within a complex legal framework, which sometimes does more to hinder development than to promote it. ... ....
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Egypt ups outreach in Africa with no end in sight for Nile dam crisis

The National 01 Jun 2021
The real test,” said Gehad Aouda, a political-science professor from Cairo’s Helwan University ... Egypt has adopted a multitude of tactics to pressure Ethiopia into agreeing to Cairo’s demand for a legally-binding agreement on the dam’s operation and filling as well as mechanisms for handling future persistent droughts and disputes....
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Egypt: President Should Act to Unshackle Freedoms

Human Rights Watch 01 Jun 2021
The founder and director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) Bahey Eldin Hassan was handed down an outrageous 15-years imprisonment sentence in absentia ... Signatories.. Access Now. Amnesty International ... Baytna. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). CELS Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales ... Legal Resources Centre ... REDRESS ... ....
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Egyptian man arrested for offering his son for sale on Facebook

Gulf News 31 May 2021
... a clear legal violation. Cairo police investigated the claims and determined the man’s identity and location. He was residing in the Cairo’s Rawd Al Farag neighbourhood....
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Where unlicensed churches stand today

Watani 28 May 2021
In this issue, Watani prints the details of the most recent of the Cabinet decisions that grant legality to given numbers of unlicensed churches and Church affiliated buildings in Egypt ... At this rate, we would need another three-and-a-half years to complete approvals of the full number requiring legality....
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Man arrested for offering his child for sale on Facebook

Egypt Independent 28 May 2021
According to the ministry, the Department for Combating Immigration and Human Trafficking received a notice that a man had made a Facebook post offering his child for sale, a clear legal violation.�. Cairo police ......
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Japan urged to be discreet on issues regarding Taiwan, Diaoyu Islands

Xinhua 28 May 2021
Tan said after the Second World War was over, the sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands was returned to China in line with international legal documents, including the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation. Enditem. ....
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Egyptian gets death sentence for slaying brother

Gulf News 26 May 2021
Cairo. An Egyptian court had sentenced a local man to death after convicting him of fatally stabbing his younger brother, legal sources said....
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Resettlement Volunteer Legal Advisor, Refugee Legal Aid Program

Reliefweb 25 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, Resettlement Volunteer Legal Advisors must be fluent in oral and written English....
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Italian judge orders four Egyptians be tried for Regeni murder

Metro USA 25 May 2021
... judge on Tuesday ordered four senior members of Egypt’s security services to stand trial over their suspected role in the disappearance and murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016, a legal source said....
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Business forecasters bullish about growth this year; big expansion at LA Airport is completed

The Post and Courier 24 May 2021
And a new metro station will at long last connect the airport to Los Angeles County's light rail system.Canal's claim over once-stuck ship in legal limbo. CAIRO — An Egyptian appeals court said it lacks jurisdiction to look into the Suez Canal Authority's demands to uphold ......
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