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On 31 January 2011, Moody’s downgraded the government bond rating for Egypt from BA2 to BA1, and changed the outlook from stable to negative
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International rating agency Moody’s has changed Egypt’s outlook from negative to stable, attributing the upgrade to the stabilised political and security situation.

October 20, 2014

 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir after a press conference in Cairo on October 19, 2014 (Egyptian Presidency/ AFP).
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants.

The green figure-hugging dress Somaya wore showed off every inch of her assets. (Image: Alkhabarpress.com)
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Egyptian actress Somaya el Khashab may be approaching 49, but her mother still dresses her to this day!

Ahlam will be receiving her Alexandria International Song Festival award in person! (Image: Facebook)
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She may have many haters, but UAE singer Ahlam is much liked by the Alexandria International Song Festival!

Work your magic for your man, Ruby! (Image: Facebook)
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Fresh from their honeymoon, Egyptian singer and actress Ruby and her new husband are getting a new kind of action.

Over 500 students have been expelled for protesting. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian students have launched a week-long campaign to protest security forces on campuses.

Amal Maher is in the studio! (Image: Facebook)
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She's got a new album on the way, but Amal Maher needs her fans to help choose its title.

October 19, 2014

Mohammad better sort out the disputes before Ramadan lands on our doorsteps in 2015! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan has been temporarily banned from acting.

Tamer received an honorary plaque from the Canadian University in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
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The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.

Hamada and Mervat star in the new comedy film My Mother-in-Law Loves Me. (Image: Facebook)
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Most actors would argue over minor things in their work, but when it comes to Egyptian singer-turned-actor Hamada Hilal, Mervat Amin comes first!

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s most recognized schoolgirl, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (shared with an Indian activist who battled child labor). The survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, Malala advocates for education. She is the second Pakistani to be awarded the prize, and - at 17-years-old - the youngest.
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Take that Maher! Malala's Nobel Peace Prize helps to prove how wrong Bill Maher's comments about Islam were. Here are more Muslim Nobel Laureates that prove him wrong!

Celebs celebrating May Salim's daughter's bday. (Image: Twitter)
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Egyptian actress May Salim sent a social media shout out to her celebrity pals Tamer Hosny and wife Basma Bosil, thanking them for attending her daughter's birthday party.

Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama!

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, a jihadist group based in Sinai, has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Egypt's security forces.
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Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating a recent RPG attack in North Sinai, which killed three policemen and injured seven others.

Citigroup announced that it intends to exit its consumer business in Egypt, along with its businesses in other 10 countries.
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It said that these steps will focus on the markets that have the “greatest scale and growth potential”.