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New Railway System Will Link GCC States

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC) gave preliminary approval for development of a new railway system linking GCC states Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said the final approval will depend upon on its feasibility. After announcing plans for the new railway system, Minister Al-Assaf signed contracts worth SR 2.39 billion for implementation of remaining phases of the North-South Railway project.

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el-Muallaqa Church "the Hanging Church"

el-Muallaqa Church "the Hanging Church"

Cairo, Egypt

El Muallaqa is the oldest Christian church in Cairo and built anywhere between the fourth and seventh century. Its name is derived from its location atop a gate tower in Old Cairo.   The beauty of this church is revealed through its three barrel-vaulted aisles, altar screens made of inlaid ivory and bone, and a carved marble pulpit supported by 13 pillars representing Christ and his disc...

The Cabildo

The Cabildo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Cabildo, situated opposite the Casa Rosada is the only surviving government building from colonial times so is worth the exploration, especially if you have an interest in architecture.  ...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

The first iteration of Hagia Sophia was built in 306AD to serve as Constantinople's Cathedral, but burned down in 404.  Version two also burned down too, though several marble slabs remain.  Construction on the current version began in 532 and lasted five years.  It was built during the apogee of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian and you can really tell they went all out....

Le Meridien Pyramids

Le Meridien Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt

The Le Meridien Pyramids's children's area offers pint-sized chairs and tables along with a children's paddling pool, a special children's menu, and coloring books and crayons. These facilities are available for both hotel guests and non-guests.   Le Meridien Pyramids Alexandria Desert Road PO Box 25 Pyramids, Giza Tel: +20 2 383 0383 ...