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Egypt struggles to restore Cairo’s historic heart

Islamic Cairo is packed with ornate monuments, mosques and mausoleums, and its narrow streets are punctuated with trinket shops, cafes and traditional old homes — an urban fabric layered in centuries of history. But the task to patch up decades of dilapidation is immense, and Egyptian authorities are struggling to come up with the cash.

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Palestinian champions ‘drift’ car racing for women

Noor Daoud was the only woman to take to the track in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the Palestinian racer impressed the crowds with her “drift” driving skills.

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Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

(6 Oct 2018) Melania Trump is in Egypt to wrap up a four-country tour of Africa by visiting the pyramids and the Great Sphinx. (Oct. 6)

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Today in History for October 6th

(6 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat assassinated; Yom Kippur War breaks out in Mideast; Top U.S. arms inspector reports on Iraq’s WMD; Actress Bette Davis dies; ‘The Jazz Singer’ heralds talking pictures. (Oct. 6)

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Egypt’s Abu Simbel saved from the Nile

Videographic showing the saving of the Abu Simbel temple complex from the Nile. One of the world’s biggest archaeological rescue operations was successfully concluded 50 years ago.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Today in History for September 17th

(17 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; ‘MASH’ premieres. (Sept. 17)

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Egypt court hands five-year jail term to prominent photographer

An Egyptian court handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who earlier this year received UNESCO’s World Freedom Prize.

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Egypt’s women football referees push for league promotion

On the sidelines of a small football pitch at a university in Cairo, female referees talk about their experience after years of officiating in minor leagues as they are pushing for league promotion.