Latest Cairo Stories

2008-09-22 09:00:35

"The kidnappers demand a ransom to release the tourists," Egyptian Channel 1 TV reported in an urgent screen caption at 1105 gmt on 22 September. Originally published by Channel 1 TV, Cairo, in Arabic 1105 22 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 15:00:36

President Hosni Mubarak inaugurated on Monday 15/9/2008 El- Zaytoun Specialized Hospital in Cairo's El-Amiriya district which was built at the cost of LE 150 million to serve four million citizens.

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Electricity Minister Hassan Younis attended on Monday 15/9/2008 the signing of three contracts at the value of LE 1.72 billion for Abu Qir and Western Cairo power plants.

2008-09-10 09:00:48

Death toll from Cairo rockslide rises to 49 CAIRO, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a massive rockslide in the east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo has risen to 49, the official MENA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an official source.

2008-08-21 03:00:32

Kuwaiti famous television host Halima Poland spent 24 hours in Cairo to record a new episode for the entertainment show "Ala Korsi Al Muthee" (On the Broadcaster Chair), which is a temporary name for the show.

2008-08-20 09:00:59

By Paul Schemm Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt -- Fire ravaged a 19th century palace used by the upper house of Egypt's parliament Tuesday, with flames bursting through windows as helicopters scooped water from the Nile River to douse the blaze.

2008-08-10 18:10:00

The historical Giza Zoo in Cairo, Egypt, is learning to "cool down" after it was excluded from a world zoo association in 2004.

2008-08-06 12:00:29

Please note that the Egyptian radio commentary was not broadcast on 6 August. Originally published by Arab Republic of Egypt Radio, Cairo, in Arabic 1145 6 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Middle East. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-29 03:01:05

The burial ceremony took place today at the Birmasis Church in Cairo for the late Egyptian legend director Yusif Shahin. Hundreds of celebrities and top figures in Arab cinema were among the over 1,500 mourners who came together at the director's funeral.

2008-07-25 12:00:39

Al-Alam, Iran's international news TV channel, says it has received no official word that it faces a ban in Egypt. Security forces in Cairo ransacked the Al-Alam office earlier this week and confiscated equipment, including cameras, computers and two videotapes.

Word of the Day
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.