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Egypt has been among the largest beneficiaries of U.S. military and economic aid. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to visit the U.S. in September to participate in the 69th United Nations General Assembly

BA Chamber Orchestra, performs tangos and film music on 10 Aug. (Image: BA Arts Center)
07:52 GMT

On Saturday 30 August, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hisham Gabr, will perform music from well-known movies and Broadway musicals.

August 27, 2014

Tip of the iceberg.. When Egypt's belly dancing queen tips the bucket over hips first, it all goes belly's up!
13:27 GMT

It's not over till the Middle East freezes over! Another one bites the ice as belly dancing (ice) queen Fifi Abdo tips the ice bucket and takes the challenge on, hips first!

Construction represents an increasing share of overall gross domestic product (GDP)
11:55 GMT

The construction sector grew 2% while the cost of key materials including cement, ready mixed concrete, and reinforcement steel grew over 6% in the last quarter,

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.

The crash occurred early Tuesday morning in Egypt's Luxor province, killing 19 and injuring 15. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Following another fatal bus collision at Egypt's Sham el-Sheikh Friday, A minibus crash Tuesday in the Luxor province killed 19 Egyptians and injured 15 more.

Will we see a collaboration between Van Damme and Elsaka soon? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:06 GMT

Ahmed Elsaka is a very lucky man! He's been receiving some special voice messages from the handsome Jean Claude van Damme!

August 25, 2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
19:00 GMT

Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.

Nour el Sherif is the leading male actor in "Cairo Time." (Image: Facebook)
14:09 GMT

Nour el Sherif and Mervat Amin are set to return in a new film after 14 years of not working together!

Will "Engineer" Youssef win his District's upcoming Parliamentary elections? (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT

Director Khaled Youssef is officially running in the upcoming Egyptian Parliamentary elections!

Egyptian short film “The Visit” has been selected to be screened at the Festival. (Image: Myfestivaldb.com)
09:32 GMT

As the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival approaches, one Egyptian film has granted a place to get screened at the festival!

Selim was a prominent Egyptian actor with many famous titles to his name. (Image: Mydreambox.net)
09:03 GMT

Egyptian actor Abdel Mohsen Selim has passed away at the age of 70.

America Ferrera as Betty in the US TV series "Ugly Betty." (Image: Funny-pictures.net)
08:55 GMT

Hollywood starlet Salma Hayek is enraged with Amy Samir Ghanem's latest TV drama showmakers for stealing her hit US TV series "Ugly Betty's" ideas to use in Amy's show!

August 24, 2014

Gun shells cover the ground as a member of the Misrata militia group walks past, following battles surrounding Tripoli's airport, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian brokered ceasefire attempt was welcomed by Palestinian factions and the international community (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT

Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.