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Cai·ro

 (kī′rō)
The capital and largest city of Egypt, in the northeast part of the country on the Nile River. Old Cairo was built c. 642 as a military camp; the new city was founded c. 968 by the Fatimid dynasty and reached its greatest prosperity under the Mameluke sultans (13th-16th century).

Cairo

(ˈkaɪrəʊ)
n
(Placename) the capital of Egypt, on the Nile: the largest city in Africa and in the Middle East; industrial centre; site of the university and mosque of Al Azhar (founded in 972). Pop: 11 146 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: El Qahira
ˈCairene n, adj

Cai•ro

(ˈkaɪ roʊ)

n.
the capital of Egypt, in the N part on the E bank of the Nile. 6,325,000.
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Noun1.Cairo - a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
2.Cairo - the capital of Egypt and the largest city in AfricaCairo - 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
Translations

Cairo

[ˈkaɪərəʊ] NEl Cairo

Cairo

[ˈkaɪrəʊ] nle Caire

Cairo

nKairo nt

Cairo

[ˈkaɪərəʊ] nil Cairo f
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The convoy entered the area of Al Qahira carrying 3,000 family rations including vegetable oil, wheat, pulses and sugar -- enough for a family of six for one month.
A WFP "convoy entered the area of Al Qahira carrying 3,000 family rations including vegetable oil, wheat, pulses and sugar - enough for a family of six for one month," the Rome-based UN agency, which deals with emergency food assistance, said in a statement.
By which name is the city of Al Qahira better known?
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Security sources at the Interior Ministry announced here today that four civilians were killed by an attack made by unknown gunmen in Qahira area, north east of Baghdad.
The attack occurred around midday when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden vest among worshippers at a mosque in al- Qahira district in northern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
First, a parked car exploded in Baghdad's western Jihad neighbourhood, killing seven worshippers and wounding 25, then four were killed and nearly 20 wounded in eastern Qahira neighbourhood, three people died and 15 were injured in the eastern Zafaraniyah district, and five were killed and 14 hurt in the north-eastern Binook neighbourhood.
The blasts, which also wounded 105 people, struck within an hour of each other in the Baghdad neighbourhoods of Binook, Qahira, Zafraniyah and Jihad, as well as in an area of southern Kirkuk city.
An Iraqi police source told KUNA that the blasts, struck within an hour of each other in the Baghdad neighbourhoods of Binook, Qahira, Zafraniyah and Jihad, as well as in an area of southern Kirkuk city.
He added that gunmen opened fire from guns with silencers, in Qahira neighborhood, northeastern Baghdad at an official of the Ministry of Water Resources, killing him and fled.
Egyptian actor and celebrity Hesham Selimwill host Hiwar Al Qahira,a new Egypt-focused weekly discussion showon Sky News Arabia.
Participating in the three-day show are Bette Ashley, Elizabeth Gates, Claire Good, Kaye Gregory, Richard La Fond, Loni Shimer, Carol Summers, Arthur Cox, Jeannetta Hodges, Sherrie Powell and Qahira Lynn.