El Qahira

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Noun1.El Qahira - the capital of Egypt and the largest city in AfricaEl Qahira - the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Cairene - a native or inhabitant of Cairo
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Ismail alleged that Issa — an outspoken critic of President Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood--had mocked verses of the Qur'n in an episode of his show "Hona el Qahira" broadcast in November on the privately owned channel Al Qahira wal Nas.
Later, the Fatimids built the walled city of El Qahira, from which Cairo takes its name.
Born the son of a British army officer near Listowel in County Kerry, Ireland (June 24, 1850); educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and commissioned in the Royal Engineers (January 1871); served in the French army as a volunteer during the Franco-Prussian war (1870-71); undertook survey and intelligence work in Palestine, Anatolia, and Cyprus (1874-1882); was posted to Cairo (El Qahira) as second in command of an Egyptian cavalry regiment (late 1882); served with great distinction as intelligence officer in Wolseley's abortive Nile expedition to relieve Gen.