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Hassan Kuban 's efforts had made him a regular on the world music scene, while Mohamed Mounir's social criticism and sophisticated pop have made him a star among Nubians, Egyptians, and other people worldwide. Ahmed Mounib, Mohamed Mounir's mentor, was by far the most notable Nubian singer to hit the Egyptian music scene, singing in both Egyptian Arabic his native Nobiin. Hamza El Din is another popular Nubian artist, well-known on the world music scene and has

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Atkinson. After a series of successful tournament wins, Rachael became the world No. 1 in August after dethroning Cassie Jackman. She continued her run by beating Cassie Jackman again for the Bahrain Classic Title. She retained her British Open title by beating Natalie Grainger. She lost again to Vanessa Atkinson in the final of the Qatar Classic Open. At the World Doubles Squash Championships, Rachael won the women's doubles title in 2004 (partnering Natalie), and the mixed

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younger sister, Zainep. *Final medals table of the 2005 Island Games shows Guernsey on top with 40 golds, Isle of Man in second place with 34 golds, and Jersey in third position with 33 golds. Hosts Shetland occupy seventh position. (This is Jersey) (Official results) *Magdi Mahmoud al-Nashar aged 33 years old has been arrested in Cairo, Egypt for his suspected involvement in the London bombings (7 July London bombings).(BBC) *Football (Football (soccer)): On September 7, 2005, men in plainclothes broke up a Cairo protest by the Kefaya movement calling for Egyptians to boycott the elections, beating some of the protesters.

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name ''Liber AL vel Legis''. It was written in Cairo, Egypt during his honeymoon with his new wife Rose Crowley (Rose Edith Kelly) (née Kelly). This small book contains three chapters, each of which he claimed to have written in exactly one hour, beginning at noon, on April 8, April 9, and April 10, 1904. Crowley claims that he took dictation from an entity named Aiwass, whom he later identified as his own Holy Guardian Angel. Crowley, Aleister. ''The Equinox


(the property of F. Krenkow of Leicester) appears to represent one of the recensions mentioned by Muhammad an-Nadim in the ''Fihrist'' (p. 68), to which reference has been made above. Hanan al-Shaykh's family background is that of a strict Shi'a family. Her father and brother exerted strict social control over her during her childhood and adolescence. She attended the Almillah primary school for Muslim girls where she received a traditional education for Muslim girls, before continuing her

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there and in Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, and the focus of the "high point of Islamic civilization". During his time in Buyid Iran (Buyid), he worked as a civil servant and read many theological (Islamic theology) and scientific (Islamic science) books. Sajjadi, Sadegh, "Alhazen", ''Great Islamic Encyclopedia'', Volume 1

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takes place when pilot Charles Fern carries a paying passenger from Honolulu to Maui and back. The outbound flight requires an emergency stop on Molokai. * February 4 – Pierre van Ryneveld and Quentin Brand set out in a Vickers Vimy from Cairo to cross Africa by air from North to South. They will arrive in Cape Town on March 20. * February 5 – The Royal Air Force College is established at Cranwell, Lincolnshire. March * March 1 - Four Royal Air Force Fairey IIIDs begin a long-distance flight, taking them from Cairo to Cape Town and then on to Lee-on-Solent, England, where they will arrive on June 2. Taylor 1988, p.102—103. * March 16 - Robert Goddard (Robert Goddard (scientist)) launches the first liquid-fuelled rocket near Auburn, Massachusetts. January *January 7 – Imperial Airways commences a regular service from Basra to Cairo via Baghdad, the first of its Empire "trunk routes." *January 15 – Boeing Air Transport is formed, to carry airmail between Chicago and San Francisco. It eventually will become United Airlines. September * September 1 – The number three engine of the Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-749A Constellation (Lockheed Constellation) ''Star of Maryland'', operating as Flight 903 (TWA Flight 903), catches fire, then falls off the wing, while the aircraft is flying near Cairo, Egypt. The crew attempts an emergency landing near Ityai el Barud, Egypt, but the aircraft crashes, killing all 55 people on board. Among the dead are architect Maciej Nowicki (Maciej Nowicki (architect)) and an Egyptian film star. * September 4 – Captain Robert Wayne becomes the first pilot to be rescued from behind enemy lines by a helicopter. * November 2 – After aerial reconnaissance reveals the destruction of the Egyptian Air Force, the British invasion force commander, General Sir Charles Keightley, orders British and French aircraft to begin a wide-ranging interdiction campaign against Egypt

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or some of these drinks. ''' A health reminder''' Use extra care if you choose to consume beverages from fruit stalls. In general, food handling procedures are not up to Western food sanitation standards. It should also be noted that some vendors mix their fruit juices with less-than-perfect tap-water. Modern cafes and pastry shops Modern cafes and patisseries are spread out around the city. Typically they serve light food like sandwiches and salad in addition to espresso-based coffees and pastries. Many of these places are chains, like Cilantro, Beanos, Cinnabon, Orangette, The Bakery and Coffee Roastery. Most of these places, including all the chains mentioned above, offer wireless internet connection as well. International chains such as Costa Coffee and Starbucks are also widely available throughout Cairo. Nightlife For the capital of a Muslim country, Cairo is relatively liberal when it comes to the consumption of alcohol. A wide range of bars and dance clubs is available, basically in every major hotel, and some are open 24 7. If you would like to explore the less fancy drinking places in Cairo, Downtown (Cairo Downtown) is definitely the place to go. Upscale nightspots are found in and around the Zamalek area Sleep Cairo has a tremendous range of accommodation, from low-rent budget hotels downtown (Cairo Downtown) to five-star palaces along the Nile. See individual district articles (Cairo#Districts) for hotel listings. Connect Mail The '''main post office''' of Cairo is on Midan Ataba (open 7AM-7PM Sa - Th, 7AM-12 noon Fr and holidays). The ''poste restante'' office is to be found along the side street to the right of the main entrance to the post office and through the last door (open 8AM-6PM Sat - Th, 10AM-12 noon Fr and holidays) - mail will be held for 3 weeks. Egypt-Post livery is green and yellow. There are two kind of mail boxes for international and domestic use. They are typically found on the street in pairs, colored green and yellow. It is said that your mail will be delivered no matter which one you use. Always use the register mail facility to post anything valuable or important. It takes longer but each step of the journey is recorded, as many letters do not arrive at their destinations when using regular mail service. Internet The Internet is rapidly growing in Cairo as in many other Egyptian and Middle Eastern cities. There is now a profusion of established internet cafés and venues, with many more opening for business each month. An hour in a downtown net cafe will set you back EGP3-5. A growing number of cafés including Cilantro and Beanos provide wifi for free, and if all else fails, you can always drop into a McDonalds and try their network. Luxury hotels often provide WiFi at a premium. Also, mobile providers offer relatively high speed internet access via a USB dongle. For example, a Mobinil or a Vodafone USB dongle and sim card will cost you EGP99 with EGP50 of credit. If you have access to a traditional telephone line in Cairo, then you will be able to access the internet through dial-up connection for 1.25 EGP per hour by dialing 0777 XXXX numbers. Mobile phones In Egypt, cell phone are a way of life. Walking down any street, or on a crowded bus, it seems that most Egyptians are addicted to cell phones (similar to what you may find in Japan or Korea). Instead of using your phone from your home country (which often tend to carry very high roaming fees), consider obtaining an Egyptian SIM card or cheap unlocked phone. The 2 main carriers in Egypt are Mobinil and Vodafone Egypt with UAE's Etisalat a growing 3rd player in the Egyptian market. Mobinil and Vodafone offer the best coverage, but for tourists Etisalat is the best option because it gives the most bang for your buck with minutes and seems to have the lowest calling rates abroad out of any of the 3 (a difference of paying $0.55USD per minute for a call to the States than paying $2.50 USD for using your home GSM provider on roaming). You can find mobile dealerships in every section of Cairo (frankly, you can't avoid them), and getting set up is fairly easy. SIM cards for any of the 3 providers go for about EGP5-20 (about USD1–5). You will need to bring your identification (its recommended to bring a copy of your ID, as you may not want someone walking off with your passport in a shady shop to make a copy). If you don't have an unlocked phone, many shops will sell cheap older models (usually Nokia phones) as secondhand phones. But beware, make sure that the phone is fully functional before purchasing it, and buying a used one is at your own risk (as a good percentage of these tend to be stolen ones). Tourist information The Egyptian Tourist Authority http: has offices in ''Cairo City Cente''r, 5 Adly Street, phone: 3913454, ''Pyramids'', Pyramids Street, phone: 3838823, fax: 3838823, ''Rameses Railway Station'', phone: 5790767, ''Giza Railway Station'', phone: 5702233, ''El Manial'', Manial Palace, phone: 5315587, ''Airport'', phone: 2654760, fax: 4157475, ''New Airport'', phone: 2652223, fax: 4164195 and ''Cairo International, Airport''' phone: 2914255 ext.2223. Stay safe Since 2011, when a revolution toppled President Hosni Mubarak, civil unrest has remained a constant problem in Cairo. In July 2013, President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, prompting violent demonstrations and clashes in the streets. Vast protests in Tahrir Square and elsewhere, while often with peaceful goals, can turn violent and have proven dangerous for many women. As is mentioned at the top of the page, it is not advisable to travel to Egypt at all right now (as of July 2013); the streets of Cairo, in particular, are far from safe. During politically-calm times, you can walk around the main streets anytime you feel like roaming. It is fairly safe and you will always find lots of people around smiling and offering to help. Women alone can expect to be the target of an excessive amount of catcalling, but it rarely, if ever, goes beyond that. You should bear in mind that around the more touristy locations there is an abundance of 'helpful' people, but be careful who you go with and under no circumstance let anyone push or guide you anywhere that you do not want to go! If you get lost look for the security and police officers. Many speak some English, and most know their local area very well as well as the tourist spots. Crossing streets is another major challenge in Cairo. Traffic lights, which only exist in a few locations, are routinely disregarded. In downtown Cairo, police officers may be controlling traffic at key intersections at busy times. Crossing the street is like playing the video game "Frogger", hurrying across the street one lane at a time, when there is a small break in traffic. One way to cross a street that proved to be effective is to place yourself next to an Egyptian who wants to cross the street and follow. Also, when riding in a taxi, the driver may go quite fast and drive erratically. If at any time you feel unsafe simply tell the driver to stop and get out. Emergency services * '''Police''' ☎ 122 * '''Ambulance''' ☎ 123 * '''Fire''' ☎ 180 Stay healthy Tummy upsets As elsewhere in Egypt, be careful with what you eat. Raw leafy vegetables, egg-based dressings like mayonnaise and minced meat are particularly risky. Avoid cold salads and puddings from buffets even in the 5* hotels just to be on the safe side.Opinions on tap water vary, but most visitors choose to stick to the bottled stuff. Large bottles of water can be purchased for EGP2-3. Avoid ice in drinks, and only eat fruit with a skin you can wash or peel. You may find that tummy medications you bring from home simply don't work. All visitors would do well to buy from any pharmacy Egyptian brand drugs. The best and most common being Entocid and Antinal. Diarrhea and vomiting can almost always be stopped by taking 2 of these tablets with a glass of water in a few hours. If symptoms persist, it is wise to consult a doctor as dehydration in Summer can come on quickly. '''Smog''' can reach extreme levels, especially in late summer and fall before the rains. This, coupled with the summer heat, can make spending time outdoors in the summer quite unpleasant. Mosquitos Mosquitos are in some parts of Egypt so you might face them. They are active from dusk till dawn, and then find a dark sheltered place to sleep during the heat of the day. They love humidity and wet environments where they breed. They also love leafy green gardens, and hedging. Sitting around lakes, pools, or in a garden at night can be suicide. Only the female bites, and one female in a bedroom can cause much discomfort by morning, so it is always wise to kill any before sleeping. A fly swatter is best as they move due to air pressure, swatting with a newspaper will not work. Mosquito repellent sprays are of little value either. Most hotels will have smoke sprays at dusk to quieten them down but they will revive and attack later. The best defense is to kill any in hotel rooms. Wear long sleeves and long trousers when out at night. When outside, sit in a breeze or in front of a fan as they do not like moving air. The mosquito tablets and burners merely make them sleepy, they do not kill them. It is better to spend a few minutes going round the hotel room killing any you see than suffer days of itching and painful bites. Hospitals For medical care, hotels usually have a house doctor on call. Any major operations are best performed outside Egypt, but the following hospitals are generally considered the best in Cairo: *

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Allenby was sent to Egypt to be made commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) on 27 June


like to hire foreign workers to work in their houses as cleaners, housekeepers etc. The majority come from poorer African countries or places like the Philippines and Indonesia. Teaching education If you come from the West however, the situation may be very different depending on your qualification. The most demanded are those who come from native English speaking countries (i.e. the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, etc.). The most demanded jobs for these people are English teachers at schools


'''Cairo''' ( it was founded in AD 969. Nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets (Minaret)" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life. Cairo was founded by Jawhar al-Siqilli "The Sicilian",among the Fatimid dynasty (Fatimids) in the 10th century CE, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt as it is close to the ancient cities of Memphis (Memphis, Egypt), Giza and Fustat which are near the Great Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza) and the pyramids of Giza (Giza Necropolis).

Egyptians today often refer to Cairo as '' (Belal Fadl frees himself to write ''Ahl Eskendereyya'' (the People of Alexandria) after ''Ahl Kayro'' (the People of Cairo)) It is also called ''Umm al-Dunya'', meaning "the mother of the world". Hedges, Chris. "What's Doing in Cairo," ''New York Times.'' January 8, 1995.

Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.

With a population of 6.76 million

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