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Nadeen Ebrahim

With tourists slow to return, Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winter

18 Sep 2020

CAIRO At the Pyramids of Giza, just a handful of tourists walks among the ancient wonders. Twelve people showed up to admire Luxor's towering colonnades the day it reopened this month. At Egypt's Red Sea resorts, visitor numbers are well below previous years.

Cairo's Tahrir Square gets a contested makeover

10 Aug 2020

CAIRO Egypt's government has revamped Tahrir Square, dotting the space occupied nearly a decade ago by throngs of anti-regime protesters with Pharaonic monuments and private security guards.

Cairo's cafes that never sleep forced to close early

30 Jul 2020

CAIRO Looking at his half-deserted cafe in central Cairo, once bustling with customers day and night, Essam Ali thinks of cutting his losses and closing for good.

Cairo's cafes that never sleep forced to close early

30 Jul 2020

CAIRO, July 30 Looking at his half-deserted cafe in central Cairo, once bustling with customers day and night, Essam Ali thinks of cutting his losses and closing for good.

A bridge too close: Cairo flyover angers residents

19 May 2020

CAIRO If Osama Fayez reaches out from his balcony he can touch a flyover that is cutting a swathe through a densely populated area of Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo. | Video

Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

06 May 2020

CAIRO In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.

Egypt reports first coronavirus fatality as German tourist dies

08 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Sunday, with the Health Ministry saying a 60-year-old German tourist, who had arrived in the country seven days ago and was taken to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, had died.

Egypt tries to protect tourism after coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship

08 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt is rushing to protect its important tourism sector and reassure travellers it is safe to visit after an outbreak of the coronavirus on a cruise ship on the River Nile.

Egypt tries to protect tourism after coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship

08 Mar 2020

CAIRO, March 8 Egypt is rushing to protect its important tourism sector and reassure travellers it is safe to visit after an outbreak of the coronavirus on a cruise ship on the River Nile.

Egypt's population nears 100 million, putting pressure on resources and jobs

31 Jan 2020

CAIRO Sitting in her sister's apartment on a noisy Cairo street, Rania Sayed one day hopes to leave a city that is becoming more congested as Egypt's population ticks up to 100 million, a milestone it will pass next month.

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Debate planners vow less chaos at next Trump-Biden face-off

U.S. presidential debate organizers vowed on Wednesday to change the rules to rein in unruly behavior after President Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted rival Joe Biden and the moderator in the candidates' taunt-filled initial prime-time encounter.