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But Egypt wants long-term investments to improve the country's economy, which has been suffering ever since an uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
01:23 GMT

Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.

September 17, 2014

Ramez terrified Athar to death (not literally) on his popular prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:25 GMT

If you thought Ramez Galal and Athar al Hakim have sorted things out by now, think again!

Samir Ghanem has officially filed a complaint against the "Spoiled Girls" producer. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT

Samir Ghanem is one unhappy actor after not getting his cash money for the Ramadan drama.

Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shukri called contents of the EU statement "false charges" (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Egyptian officials summoned EU ambassadors over a "negative" statement on human rights and terrorism in the country.

The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in February. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian authorities have arrested four "terrorist cells" formed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Suze Canal
04:55 GMT

The Suez Canal corridor project planned by a consortium led by Dar Al-Handasah will cost $220 billion over fifteen years, said Ashraf Salman, Egypt's investment minister,

September 16, 2014

An Egyptian misdemeanour appeals court has upheld a previous ruling sentencing construction tycoon Nassef Sawiris to three years of jail time and a LE50 million ($7 million) fine for failing to pay a settlement to Egypt's Tax Authority.
15:52 GMT

The original in-absentia ruling had been appealed in July, but Sawiris, former CEO of construction and fertilizer producer Orascom Construction Industries, failed to attend the appeals court session on Sunday.

The Suez Canal project includes the development of 76,000 sq km around the canal into an international industrial and logistics hub to attract more ships and generate income.
15:12 GMT

Fund-raising has closed and Egyptians will no longer be able to buy the investment certificates now that the initial goal of 60 billion pounds ($8 billion) has been exceeded, the governor said.

Nelly used to be a ballet dancer, which means taking on the role of Samia Gamal should be almost a walk in the park for her. (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT

There's a thing or two you didn't know about Nelly Karim and the role she'll be playing next!

Egypt's security forces have clashed more often with militants in recent months , causing tension (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT

Six Egyptian policemen were killed and two injured in the North Sinai after an explosion struck an armoured vehicle.

Nour El Sherif deserves his accolades.
11:58 GMT

He's a man worthy of recognition, but Nour El Sherif was still deeply touched when he received three awards for his accomplishments in cinema.

Nadia being honored at the Alexandria International Film Festival. (Image: Albawabhnews.com)
09:50 GMT

Nadia al Jundi totes embarrassed herself at the Alexandria International Film Festival, thanks to the seriously revealing dress she was wearing!

A wounded Syrian child awaits treatment at a makeshift hospital after all of her family was killed in Douma, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:35 GMT

The UNHCR has urged the international community to recognize the rights of millions of undocumented and stateless people.

September 15, 2014

The Cairo International Film Festival will be held at the Cairo Opera House 9-18 November, 2014. (Image: Al Ahram)
06:11 GMT

The organisers of the 36th Cairo International Film Festival, scheduled to be held between 9 and 18 November, share their plans to revamp the state-run event.

Egypt's trade balance deficit dropped to LE9.09 billion ($1.27 billion) in June 2014, the state-run statistical body CAPMAS reported Monday.
05:55 GMT

The figure represents a 63.5 percent decrease compared to the same month in 2013, when the deficit stood at LE24.88 billion ($3.48 billion).