Cairo

A Portrait of Cairo Through Its Discarded Street Chairs

Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.

Improving Cairo for the Many, Not the Few

The Tadamun project seeks to broaden the discussion about Cairo's future.

Cairo's Brutal Sandstorm

The city is under a thick film of sand.

Fighting a Housing Crisis, Egypt Builds Towers in the Desert

A photographer captures these monumental dwellings in all their surreal detail.

Even Spider-Man Finds Cairo Exhausting

A civic engagement project wants working-class Cairenes to know that the superhero understands life in their city can be tough.

A Cairo Startup Aims to Modernize the City's Street-Merchant Infrastructure

Flashy "formal" kiosks sponsored by Coca-Cola and Red Bull will replace some traditional vendors. Will they be embraced by modern Egyptians?

The Rooftop Homes of Cairo's Racing Pigeons

Pigeon breeding has a long and rich history in the region, dating back 4,000 years.

In Cairo, Widespread Sexual Harassment Is Also Making Traffic Congestion Worse

"Women who have the possibility to choose take taxis."

Designing Buildings for Children With Autism

And what it can teach us about architecture.

Sneaking Inside the World's Multiplying McMansions

Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.

In the Last 4 Days, 91 Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square. Can Anything Be Done?

A group called Tahrir Bodyguard is trying to keep women safe, but their task is proving more difficult than ever.

Ethiopia's New Nile Dam Could Destroy Egypt's Way of Life

The massive new project threatens to leave much of Egypt without water.

The Brutal Fight to Save Cairo's Arts Scene

How the firing of the director of the Cairo Opera prompted hundreds to take to the streets in protest.

Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World's Center of Light East

The light of urban development seen from space can tell us much about the shape of the world's economy.

Lessons in Self-Defense for Women, From Tahrir Square

An American Indian woman living in Cairo wants to take what she's learned and bring it back to North American reservations.

And the Cities Most in Danger of a Super-Flu Outbreak Are...

Researchers say lethal strains of influenza are most likely to arise next in coastal China, the Nile Delta and elsewhere.

What It Looks Like to Make a Home in a Cemetery

Bratislav Stojanovic has lived in a Nis graveyard for the last 15 years.

No More Alcohol for Egypt's Suburbs

Also, a Sydney mall muzzles screaming children and Winston Churchill gets the axe from downtown Nottingham.

How Climate Change Is Creating New Exurbs in the Middle East

Hot temperatures and droughts are pushing people into cities, often with disastrous consequences.