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UAE developer plans $80bn giant city in Cairo

Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based developer of international projects, plans to build a new city near Cairo, Egypt, with a large number of homes for low- and middle-income buyers, according to a report. The project will be privately

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Saudia to launch Tabuk-Cairo flight

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the flag carrier of the kingdom, is expanding its international operations with the launch of a direct flight from the city of Tabuk to Cairo, Egypt on April 15. The airline will operate thrice-weekly fl

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Egypt, Qatar trade barbs in dispute over Libya strikes

Qatar has recalled its ambassador from Cairo after an Egyptian diplomat accused the Doha government of supporting terrorism in a dispute over Egyptian air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya. Egyptian warplanes bombed sites

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Al Habtoor eyes new 'city' in Cairo

The UAE-based Al Habtoor Group is studying the possibility of building in Cairo, Egypt, a project similar to its Al Habtoor City that is coming up in Dubai. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, said: “I

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Firms in new Suez Canal hub to pay only 10pc tax

Egypt's investment minister said companies participating in a planned economic hub in the Suez Canal area will pay 10 per cent tax, just a third of the national corporate rate, state media reported on Friday. Egypt plans to bu

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Egypt dust storm forces airports to suspend landings

Egypt's two main airports have suspended landings due to a dust storm which forced two planes to make emergency landings in Cairo, the head of the state civil aviation company said on Tuesday. Cairo Airport and Borg al-Arab Ai

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22 killed outside Cairo soccer stadium

Twenty-two people were killed outside an Egyptian soccer stadium on Sunday when security forces barred fans from entering, the public prosecutor's office said. Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after po

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One killed in attack on KFC in Egypt town

One person was killed in an attack on a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in a town north of Cairo early on Thursday, Egypt's state news agency Mena reported. A fire broke out at the restaurant in a town in the province of Men

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Bombs found in Cairo airport; security stepped up

Cairo airport officials heightened security measures on Tuesday after police found two bombs in different terminals of the city's main airport, security sources there said. The bombs were detected using electronic devices earl

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UAE firm keen to operate Shepheard Hotel

An Emirati company is looking to reopen and manage the iconic Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, with investments of up to EGP500 million ($69.9 million). An official of the Ministry of Investment confirmed that the company had requested

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