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Egypt is finalising the details of a long-awaited unified licence which will allow firms to offer both mobile and landline telecommunications.
16:22 GMT

Vodafone Egypt, which is also 45 per cent owned by fixed-line telecoms firm Telecom Egypt, is the leading communications player by customer numbers in the country of 86 million.

The regulations also illustrated that maximum wages will be applied on administrative authorities that belong to the state, economic bodies and holding companies.
04:55 GMT

Debate over the maximum has been ongoing for the past several years with speculations on the exclusion of several sectors riding during the past several months.

July 21, 2014

The plan for a new capital city, due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and growing population, was discussed in a cabinet meeting last week (Shutterstock).
19:44 GMT

The Egyptian government is considering a plan to build a new administrative capital city due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and rising population.

Mohamed Salah
15:40 GMT

Reports this week suggested the 22-year-old would have to return to his homeland to serve in the armed forces, but he has now been informed this is not the case

Leef is throwing a huge wedding party in Alexandria this month. (Image: Facebook)
14:06 GMT

Egyptian folk singer Abu al Leef is saying "I do" this month!

The actress is unhappy with the fact that the drama was considered as an insult to the history of Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
13:28 GMT

Yousra is out of the spotlight and nowhere to be seen. What could be making her hide?

Wafaa Amer loves her country so much that she's giving her entire new show's earnings to the Egypt Fund! (Image: Facebook)
12:03 GMT

Wafaa Amer loves her country so much that she's giving her entire new show's earnings to the Egypt Fund!

Haifa believes what her ex-hubby tells her about the Muslim Brotherhood! (Image: Facebook)
08:59 GMT

Haifa Wehbe puts rumors to rest and tells us whether her ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima left her because of pressure from the Muslim Brotherhood.

July 20, 2014

Erdogan criticized Sisi's role as a mediator for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire earlier this week (Egyptian Presidency/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza.

The attack took place at a checkpoint on the road from Cairo to Farfara, a town located somewhat near the Libyan border (AFP)
18:00 GMT

A militant attack on an Egyptian checkpoint Saturday has now left at least 21 border guards dead, according to new information Sunday.

Dance group Ballet Magnificat performing in Egypt. (Image: Cjonline.com)
11:34 GMT

This is what you can look forward to this week in Egypt if you're out on the town!

Handsome and talented: Enrique returns to Egypt in concert this summer. (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

International superstar Enrique Iglesias is making a return to Egypt with a new concert this August!

Mahmoud Ghozlan, pictured above, is a leading spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood. Three of Ghozlan´s sons have now been arrested (AFP/ File).
09:31 GMT

Yasser Ghozlan, son of the Muslim Brotherhood´s spokesperson, Mahmoud Ghozlan, was arrested on Saturday in Cairo.

The teaser trailer already exceeded half a million views in two weeks. (Image: YouTube still)
09:00 GMT

With the teaser trailer already exceeding half a million views in two weeks, producers of Made in Egypt decide to screen the movie in GCC countries, Lebanon and Jordan simultaneously.

A Hologram for the King is set to premiere in November 2015. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:44 GMT

'A Hologram for the King', a film by German director Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks, will showcase Hurghada's underwater reefs.