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Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo’s El-Geneina Theatre. (Image: Adham Youssef)
05:00 GMT

Ninth annual Hayy Festival shines light on promising and prominent Arab and African female singers.

Ongoing clashes between rival militias has made the country increasingly unstable. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Egypt is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and Tunisia to help Egyptians safely exit Libya.

July 29, 2014

Egyptian activists delivered LE2.3 million worth of medical aid to Gaza on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:56 GMT

A new shipment of food and medical aid provided by the Egyptian army reached the Rafah border crossing on its way to Gaza.

Egyptian security forces killed Faisal Seliman of the armed group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis after he allegedly tried to attack security forces with an explosive device whilst being arrested (File Archive / AFP).
09:59 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Homeland Security stated that security forces killed one of the most "dangerous" members of the militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Sunday, during an arrest operation.

Whilst Libya has denied that any Egyptians were killed in Sunday´s rocket attack in Tripoli, Egypt has nonetheless advised all its citizens in the area to immediately evacuate (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
08:09 GMT

Libyan authorities informed the Egyptian foreign Ministry on Monday that despite earlier reports, no Egyptians were killed in the Tripoli rocket attack reported on Sunday.

July 27, 2014

 The artificial canal witnessed a passing of 50 ships carrying 3.8 million tonnes on the same day it celebrated its 58 anniversary of nationalisation
23:08 GMT

"The nationalisation of the canal ushered in a process of regaining control over the economic and political keys to national self-determination."

Egyptian troops in the border area of the Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants (AFP/ File Archive).
15:57 GMT

Egyptian troops in the border Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants and arrested dozens of others on Sunday morning.

The tunnels were found in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

Egypt has demolished thirteen more tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

The death toll in Gaza has passed over 1000, (77% are civilians, 33% are under age 18).  Up to 120,000 people (of approximately 1.8 million) have been displaced. The world is once again turning a blind eye to Israeli aggression, and in some cases, actively supporting it. Why is it that the abused always turn into abusers?  Will we make it stop?
13:24 GMT

An uptick in regional sadness dampens celebrations for Eid-al-Fitr 2014

Fifi and her daughter Hanadi at the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
13:06 GMT

Fifi Abdo celebrated her daughter Hanadi's engagement party with a dance or two before heading to Saudi Arabia for Umra!

Erdogan recently called Egypt's president a "tyrant." (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT

Egypt has again summoned Ankara's charge d'affaires in protest to recent remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The shell was reportedly fired by militants targeting the Egyptian military. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT

Four children were killed and five others injured.

July 24, 2014

Ehab has filed a complaint to the court which couldn't find anyone guilty in his home's robbery case. (Image: Facebook)
11:59 GMT

Ehab Tawfik's luxurious villa has been robbed and he's not happy with the court's verdict!

Will you be able to help Khaled find the poet he's looking for? (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT

Egyptian singer Khaled Selim is on the hunt for the Kuwaiti man he'd once met at Kuwait International Airport!

July 23, 2014

The offensive in Gaza has killed over 600 Palestinians so far. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said in a speech Wednesday that Egypt will open its borders with Gaza and send aid once both sides agree on a ceasefire.