Cairo

Capital and largest city of Egypt

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East 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 AD by 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 centre of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo is considered a World City with a "Beta +" classification according to GaWC.

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The airlines paused flights to the Egyptian capital amid tensions tensions over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the region.
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Lufthansa resumed flying to Cairo Sunday following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns. The German airline's website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt..
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Egypt's aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK's ambassador to..
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Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt's capital.
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Air France is maintaining its flights to Cairo, a spokesman for the airline said on Sunday, following the decision by rivals British Airways and Lufthansa to..
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But British Airways says flights from Heathrow to the Egyptian capital remain cancelled.
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British Airways and German airline Lufthansa, two of Europe's largest airlines, have suspended flights to Cairo for unspecified security reasons. British Airways..
2 days ago • WorldNews
British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security.
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British Airways abruptly suspended all flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what prompted the move.
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LONDON (AP) — British Airways says it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified security reasons. The carrier sent The Associated Press a..
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British Airways abruptly suspended flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what had prompted the move.
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Airline says it would never operate an aircraft 'unless it was safe to do so'
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The airline halts all flights to the Egyptian capital for a week as a security "precaution".
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Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secures a 1-0 win against Senegal in Cairo.
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Sadio Mane's Senegal team and Algeria's captained by Riyad Mahrez face off in Friday's final in Cairo to secure a place in the Africa Cup of Nations history...
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Sadio Mane's Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday's final in..
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CAIRO (AP): Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place game at the African Cup of Nations yesterday with an early goal by Odion Ighalo, the tournament's leading..
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A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans".
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Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

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