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The story of cities: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

Launching a 50-part, multi-writer series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over the planet

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Thousands of academics demand inquiry into Cairo death of Giulio Regeni

More than 4,600 sign letter protesting against death of Cambridge PhD student and demanding investigation into forced disappearance in Egypt

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State repression in Egypt worst in decades, says activist

Campaigning journalist Hossam Bahgat speaks out amid further crackdown as fifth anniversary of uprising approaches

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Norman Foster's Cairo redevelopment has locals asking: where do we fit in?

Glass towers, modernist boulevards and elegant roof gardens ... Can Foster + Partners’ vision for Cairo’s Maspero Triangle avoid the controversies of Egypt’s past megaprojects, and encourage a new era of urban design – and democracy?

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Egypt’s new masters are encouraging a religious divide to consolidate power

Through the revolution, many Egyptians sought to remake the state. Now Sisi is trying to remake the people’s identity by exploiting division

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