Cairo was founded in the 10th century close to where the ancient city of Memphis once stood. Today, it is one of the world's most densely populated cities at 7.8 million inhabitants.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the gateway to the Nile River delta. Since the latter half the 20th century, urban sprawl and political turmoil have left an imprint on the metropolis. Cairo became a flashpoint of Arab Spring protests in 2011. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Cairo.
Egypt's Coptic Christians are in mourning after an attack by suspected Islamic extremists. Authorities say eight worshipers and a police officer were killed in a gunfight when an attacker attempted to break through security outside a church.
Israel has presented its Holocaust medal posthumously to an Egyptian-born doctor who in wartime Berlin saved Jews. In Berlin to receive the award was Mohammed Helmy's great nephew from Cairo.
The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women, with high rates of harassment and a lack of opportunities. In the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, London ranked best metropolis for women.
Egyptian authorities have rounded up dozens of people as part of an unprecedented crackdown on the country's LGBTQ community. We visit an anti-homophobia protest in Berlin, and meet a young gay man in Cairo who says he lives in constant fear of persecution.