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Tourism in Egypt is expected to drop by 13 percent in 2015/2016 compared to the previous year. (AFP/Eric Peirmont)
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British Airways and EasyJet will not offers flight to Sharm el-Sheikh until January 2016 following government advice.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stands beside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during joint military exercises. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT
The announcement follows President Sisi's meeting with Russia's defense minister on Tuesday.
The basis for negotiations is an estimated supply of not more than 4 BCM (billion cubic meters) of gas annually for 10-15 years. (Shutterstock)
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US Noble Energy and the partners in the Leviathan gas discovery have signed a letter of intent with Egypt's Dolphinus Holdings
Bassem Youssef and his wife on the Emmys' red carpet in NYC. (Instagram)
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43rd International Emmy Award winners announced.
A US helicopter flies over Afghanistan's Jalalabad Airport. (AFP/File)
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A Taliban spokesman said around five Afghan troops were killed during a shootout following the crash.
Google celebrates late Syrian Egypt-based singer on her 103rd birthday. (Google)
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Google celebrates late Syrian Egypt-based singer on her 103rd birthday.
Security at Cairo International Airport has been the subject of much scrutiny following the deadly crash of a Russian passenger plane in October. (AFP/File)
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Explosives had been previously detected in two US bound DHL packages at Cairo International Airport.
The 8th Panorama of the European Film opens on Wednesday with French-Italian production titled 'My Mother.' (
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The 8th Panorama of the European Film opens on Wednesday with French-Italian production titled 'My Mother.'
Egypt is hoping to formalize an additional $1.5B in loans from the World Bank and African Development Bank by the end of the year. (Shutterstock)
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The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development have agreed to a five-year financing agreement that will boost housing and power projects.
The United States has asked Egypt not to send packages or mail on passenger aircraft destined for the US. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The parcels weighed about 10 kg and were loaded with explosive substances.
Khaled Youssef well-supported by Egyptian men. (Facebook)
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Khaled Youssef is best known for his bold films, but he's got a new claim to fame after winning a seat in Egypt's House of Representatives.

November 24, 2015

Migrants from Africa often pass through Egypt's Sinai desert to reach Israel. (AFP/File)
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On Monday Egyptian border guards killed five Sudanese nationals who were attempting to cross into Israel.
The investment will be used to produce oil equipment locally in Egypt. (Al Bawaba/File)
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China Petroleum and Technology Development Corporation (CPTDC) intends to invest approximately $10m in Egypt, Li Qitang, Egypt’s chief office representative, told Daily News Egypt.
Egyptian film 'Abl Zahmet al-Seif' to screen at Dubai Film Festival. (
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Egyptian film 'Abl Zahmet al-Seif' to screen at Dubai Film Festival.
Sinai Province has conducted a series of attack in northern Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Sinai Province, the same group who downed the Russian passenger jet in October, claimed responsibility for today's car bomb in Al Arish.
Egypt's Defense Minister, Sedqi Sobhi, met the Russian Defense Minister in Cairo on Monday. (AFP/File)
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The Russian and Egyptian Defense Ministers met late Monday, as part of a series of talks about Egypt and Russia collaborating on military movements.
An Egyptian woman displays an ink-stained finger after voting in parliamentary elections that have been marked with violence. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Two bombs exploded at a hotel holding Egyptian election judges the day after parliamentary polls closed.
Industry experts are moving quickly to seal deals with Egypt. (Shutterstock)
06:16 GMT
Egypt's major gas discovery may lead to future self-sufficiency, but in the immediate term, Israel may still meet Cairo's needs.
An Egyptian policeman walks with a dog in front of the French embassy in Cairo on November 15, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Egyptian national Salah Emad al-Gebaly was one of 130 victims killed in the November 13 Paris attacks.

November 23, 2015

Egypt is considered to be at turning point, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces economic issues, criticism for his repression of speech, and human rights violations. (AFP/File)
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The second phase of elections in Egypt received a higher turnout than the infamous low attendance to voting in the first phase.
An Egyptian man casts his vote at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Several journalists reported being banned from taking photographs of polling stations.
Men line up to vote at a polling station in Cairo on November 22, 2015. (AFP/STR)
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The second day of parliamentary polling for 13 of the governorates in Egypt has seen some violence.
The initiative provides scholarships to 2000 Egyptian students. (Twitter)
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The first 250 out of a projected 2000 trainees have graduated from the online initiative, which aims to empower Egyptian youth while boosting Arabic online content.
The Sinai Peninsula, where Egyptian authorities are battling a jihadist insurgency, is a major route for African migrants trying to reach Israel. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Five Sudanese migrants were killed in a shootout between Egyptian security forces and traffickers in Rafah.
An Egyptian man shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 22, 2015, on the first day of the second and final round of the country's parliamentary elections. (AFP/File)
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This is the last day of polling before run-off elections on 1 December and 2 December.
Yemen is the lowest-ranked country on the index, but Egypt has not shown any improvement in the political empowerment of women since 2006. (Pixgood)
09:04 GMT
Can you guess which MENA country nabbed a spot among the worst countries for women's empowerment?
Egypt and Russia are hailing the signing of an agreement for Egypt's first nuclear facility, but citizens aren't really convinced. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Egypt and Russia are hailing the signing of an agreement for Egypt's first nuclear facility, but citizens aren't really convinced.
An Egyptian official checks boxes containing ballot cards in the capital Cairo on November 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Voting processes went smoothly in all polling stations except in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

November 22, 2015

Manuel Gesualdo Ferreira
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Zamalek Sports Club has issued a statement in response to Portuguese coach Manuel Gesualdo Ferreira’s decision to suddenly terminate his contract with the club on Saturday.
The 37th Cairo International Film Festival has closed its curtains. (
17:38 GMT
Get the highs, lows, and everything in between on the 37th Cairo International Film Festival.
Egyptian women queue at a polling station in the Sandyoun village in Qaliubia, some 40 kms north of the capital Cairo, on November 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Outdated information and delayed openings at polling stations made up most of the complaints.
Egyptian men queue at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The extended curfew in effect in Sinai has been eased, and now begins at 11pm.
Egyptian band Cairokee and Huawei Technologies collaborate together. (Facebook)
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Egyptian band Cairokee and Huawei Technologies collaborate in celebration of the band's 12th anniversary.
Raja’a Al Jeddawi says Facebook and WhatsApp are among the causes of infidelity. (
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Raja’a Al Jeddawi: Facebook and WhatsApp among causes of infidelity.
Egyptian women queue at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 22, 2015, on the first day of the second and final round of the country's parliamentary elections. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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In the final round of parliamentary elections, more than 2,800 candidates are competing for 222 seats in the 596-seat legislature.
Political graffiti lines the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desoukis)
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Egyptian authorities detained nine protest organizers on the anniversary of the deadly Mohamed Mahmoud protest.
Egyptian singer Hani Shaker will take to the Cairo Opera House stage in 2016. (Facebook)
09:38 GMT
Egyptian singer Hani Shaker will take to the Cairo Opera House stage in 2016.
The US TSA committee banned the transportation of commodities on passenger airplanes and mandated commodities to remain in Cairo Airport for 48 hours and in the transit country for another 48 hours. (Google+)
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EgyptAir will prohibit the transport of goods on its passenger aircraft to London and the US, in a move prompted by the US Transport Security Administration after the Russian air crash.
A model rendering of the completed Grand Renaissance Dam. (
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The 10th round of negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have been pushed back again, as construction presses ahead.
Saleh Al-Jabali went to Paris to find work. He died in the Paris attacks last week. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
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A funeral took place in Egypt for one of the victims of last week’s attacks in Paris. Saleh Al-Jabali was among the 130 people who lost their lives.

November 21, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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Mohamed Salah not among CAF player of the year shortlist? Are you serious? Report: #ASRoma

November 20, 2015

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Egypt's Olympic team scored a 2-1 victory over Cameron in a friendly match.
 Mohamed Salah
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The Frenchman has tipped Juan Iturbe and Iago Falque to step up in the absence of the former Chelsea winger, who injured his ankle in the derby against Lazio

November 19, 2015

El-Leila El-Kebira screened at the 37th Cairo International Film Festival. (
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An interview with the film "El-Leila El-Kebira"'s director Sameh Abdelaziz prior to the screening.
A plane was grounded in Bulgaria after a passenger told the crew there was a bomb aboard. (AFP/File)
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A plane traveling from Poland to Egypt was grounded in Bulgaria after a passenger told the crew about a potential bomb.
Daesh published this image online from its magazine "Dabiq" on Oct. 18, 2015, purporting to show the improvised explosive device used to down the Metrojet flight in Egypt's Sinai region. (Aswat Masriya)
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Daesh published photos in their magazine "Dabiq", purporting to show the method of exploding a Metrojet airline late last month in Egypt's Sinai region.

November 18, 2015

Egyptian President Sisi reshuffled the CBE board just before the expiration of the existing board on November 26. (Al Bawaba/File)
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree to reshuffle the Board of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), before the expected expiration of the current board on 26 November.
Jordan's Tourism Board hopes to attract Russian tourists to Aqaba and other destinations in Jordan.
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In the aftermath of the Russian plane crash in Sinai, Jordan hopes to promote the Red Sea city of Aqaba to Russian and British tourists.
Debris from the crash site of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Sinai October 31 2015. (AFP/File)
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Daesh on Wednesday released a photo claiming to show the explosive device used to bring down the Russian A321 passenger jet that crashed in Sinai.
Egyptian President Sisi and Russian President Putin stand next to each other during joint military exercises. (AFP/File)
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The presidents of Egypt and Russia had a phone call on Wednesday to discuss international cooperation against extremism.
Hamdan was named by CNN network as “one of the eight most influential figures in Lebanese culture." ()
14:56 GMT
A renowned electro-music composer and producer, Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan exhibits his talent in his most recent project, Halawella.
Actress Nelly Karim and her husband Hani Abou Al Naja are no longer together. (File photo)
14:36 GMT
Actress Nelly Karim and her husband Hani Abou Al Naja are no longer together.
Egyptian journalists protesting the recent increase in intimidation and arrests. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
13:54 GMT
Egyptian security forces raided the home of another journalist for an independent newspaper.
Russian tourists awaiting evacuation from Sharm El Sheikh airport. (AFP/Mohamed El Shahed)
13:39 GMT
The majority of Russian tourists have been repatriated from Sharm El-Sheikh following the deadly Metrojet crash, with under 2,500 remaining, according to Russia's transport minister.
The plane's wreckage is examined by investigators. (AFP/File)
10:58 GMT
The report suggests the bomb may have been placed under the passenger seat by the window.
Egypt riot police detain a female student during a protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo December 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT
The Freedom Seekers Movement has recorded 245 student deaths, 487 instances of forced disappearance, and 5,032 detentions of students on behalf of Egyptian security forces.
Paris Hilton at the Pyramids. (Scoop Empire)
08:11 GMT
#ThisIsEgypt: 17 Famous Celebrities Who Visited the Pyramids of Egypt.
Gerard Butler meeting the prince of Dubai Sheikh Mansoor & Khaled Zaatarah. (Facebook)
06:00 GMT
Gerard Butler, the hottie best known for starring in '300', still looking' buff in new trailer for 'Gods of Egypt'.

November 17, 2015

Debris from the crashed Russian A321 passenger jet that crashed in Sinai October 31. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal said his country has yet to find any proof pointing to a criminal act in the downing of the Russian A321 aircraft in Sinai.
"Danny Collins", starring Al Pacino, was not a hit in Cairo. (YouTube)
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Al Pacino's film "Danny Collins" did not go over well at the Cairo International Film Festival due to some uncensored nude scenes.
Debris from the Russian passenger plane that crashed on October 31 in Sinai. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Russia is offering a $50 million reward for information on the bombing of passenger jet A321 in October.
Debris from the Russian passenger plane crash which resulted in 224 casualties. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT
While Egypt denies that a bomb was behind the October plane crash, Russian officials have confirmed that the passenger plane was downed as a result of a terrorist attack.
Maryam began her music career with participations in Baraka band, which reinterpreted Sheikh Imam’s songs with rock music, and Gawaz Safar band which she founded herself, before commencing her solo career. (Facebook)
11:31 GMT
Ahram Online spoke to Egyptian singer, songwriter and composer Maryam Saleh about her most recent album Halawella.
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport where the doomed Russian plane took off before crashing last month on November 11, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
11:06 GMT
Earlier today Russian authorities announced it was certain that a bomb brought down the Metrojet airplane, killing all 244 passengers on board.
Six residents of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh are behind the #SupportEgypt initiative. (Facebook)
10:15 GMT
A new Facebook initiative to drape your profile picture with the Egyptian flag received 10,000 likes on the first launch day.
Both the Zohr and Alexandria gas fields will start production in 2017. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Egypt's petroleum minister is hoping that the recent major gas finds will make the country a regional center for energy and gas.
Egyptian parliamentary elections are underway. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT
Egyptian parliamentary candidate Ashraf Nagi al-Adrosy was shot by two gunmen late Monday, with a political rival suspected behind the attack.
Amr Waked is hopeful for a better, more positive future. (Facebook)
09:20 GMT
Amr Waked talks to Variety about the Paris attacks, terrorism and hopes for the future.
Wreckage of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Sinai on October 31. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT
A bomb onboard the plane is the official cause for the Russia plane crash, according to Russian authorities.
Members of the Daesh-affiliated Sinai Province. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Egyptian forces discovered a cell group of the Daesh affiliated 'Sinai Province' near the site of the Russian plane crash.
Egyptian student Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein is being held over charges of possessing ammunition and illegal protest. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Monday marks 655 days of detention for Egyptian student Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein.

November 16, 2015

Previously, Arabtec said it would build one million homes in Egypt. It is unclear whether the 13,000 homes are included in the project. (Al Bawaba/File)
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Dubai-listed construction firm Arabtec has made a proposal to build 13,000 homes in Egypt, and its chairman has expressed confidence of receiving positive feedback.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya on November 16, 2015. (AFP/Ria Novosti/Mikhail Klimentiyev)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin made the remarks during a joint conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Turkey's national carrier suspended flights on 6 November following the Russain air crash. (File photo)
08:48 GMT
The ban on Turkish Airlines flights to the Egyptian resort city, due to end on Monday, has been extended until 30 November.
Egypt's Borg El-Arab stadium after heavy rain hit Alexandria last month (source: Ahram Sport)
07:41 GMT
'It's unsafe to hold Egypt-Chad World Cup qualifier in Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria,' experts stress, while the CAF regulations to move the game may trouble the EFA
Things got not naughty this year. (Image Archive)
06:00 GMT
The 37th session of the Cairo International Film Festival focused on a little under the sheets action.

November 15, 2015

Ahmed Dwidar (source: Ahram)
16:36 GMT
Egypt's national team coach has decided not to take a break ahead of the second leg match in the African World Cup qualifiers against Chad
Journalists from Egypt's press syndicate protest the targeting of journalists in Egypt. (AFP/File)
15:19 GMT
The Freedoms Committee of the Press Syndicate called on Egyptian authorities two release two journalists who were arrested from their homes Sunday morning.
Tourists arrive at Sharm El-Sheik Airport in Egypt. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
13:00 GMT
In response to Russia temporarily banning incoming flights from Egypt, EgyptAir has suspends all flights to Russia 'until further notice.'
Egyptian security forces travel in an armored personnel carrier near Egypt's border with Israel. (AFP/File)
12:44 GMT
An investigation is underway to identify the perpetrators of the attack.
Saeed and his wife Sarah on their wedding day. (File photo)
12:03 GMT
Egyptian artist Saeed Tarabeek has passed away.
Though the week is dominated by the Cairo International Film Festival and many other film screenings, Cairo and Alexandria offer many interesting music, theatre and visual arts events. (Ahram)
10:19 GMT
Though the week is dominated by the Cairo International Film Festival and many other film screenings, Cairo and Alexandria offer many interesting music, theatre and visual arts events.
Moscow has been receiving EgyptAir flights for over 50 years. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities were reportedly not notified of Russia's decision to suspend all EgyptAir flights from Cairo to Moscow.

November 14, 2015

Egypt national football team (Source: Ahram)
23:16 GMT
Egypt face the possibility of being eliminated from the World Cup qualifiers in a preliminary round after a woeful show saw them slump to a stunning 1-0 defeat by minnows Chad in N'Djamena on Saturday.

November 13, 2015

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has accepted a commemorative shield in recognition of his tremendous support and care for raising Arabian purebred horses
20:25 GMT
On behalf of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber...
No reason was given by Moscow for the EgyptAir ban. (Truly Egypt)
16:14 GMT
Moscow has announced that all EgyptAir flights to Russia would be banned from November 14.
Debris from the crashed Russian A321 passenger jet on October 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT
The last seven seconds of the cockpit voice recorder will be sent abroad for sound analysis.

November 12, 2015

Heavy rain has brought severe flooding to Egypt. (Twitter)
18:15 GMT
Egypt will set up a new residential village in the Nile Delta's Beheira governorate to accommodate locals harmed by the past week’s flooding that has devastated parts of the city and forced dozens to leave their homes.
Mohamed Mounir is ready to rock for country. (Instagram)
15:27 GMT
Mohamed Mounir will be singing in honor of Egypt's dignity at a concert in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 20.
Cairo Film Festival is going on now. (
13:31 GMT
Check out this list of suggested films not to miss at this year's festival.
Christian churches in Egypt have faced multiple attacks in the past year. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Three assailants opened fire on an evangelical church in Giza, Egypt, injuring police and civilians.
The house was raided in Al-Arish city, according to security and medical sources. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Unknown assailants shot dead eight civilians late Wednesday during a home raid in the volatile Egyptian region of North Sinai.
Three foreign filmmakers won't attend the Cairo Film Festival amid security fears in Egypt - the festival runs from Nov 11-20. (
10:04 GMT
Three foreign filmmakers won't attend the Cairo Film Festival amid security fears in Egypt - the festival runs from Nov 11-20.
Tourists arrive at the airport in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 9, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
08:00 GMT
The media frenzy following the downed Russian jet in Egypt's Sinai desert has tarnished Sharm el-Sheikh's reputation as an ideal tourist destination, which will in turn have endless ramifications on the Egyptian economy.
A screenshot of Daesh's recently released video, warning of an upcoming attack. (Screenshot)
07:00 GMT
Daesh released a new video stating that their faction in Sinai is plotting an attack on Israel.
Investors' demands apply to Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor and Aswan, which have been suffering a decline since 2011. (AFP/Mohamed El Shahed)
06:55 GMT
Egypt's tourism investors are requesting the Central Bank of Egypt to extend loan payment periods, reconsider interest rates and delay payments in light of the sharp decline in visitors.

November 11, 2015

Foreign workers are a major part of Jordan's economy. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
After three Egyptian workers in Jordan were killed during altercations this week, workers are protesting outside the Egyptian embassy in Amman.
Flooding in Alexandria, Egypt, as rainfall continues. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Egypt announced that power will be cut during heavy rainfall to avoid any more deaths by accidental electrical shocks.
Egyptian President Sisi landed in Sharm to discuss the repercussions of the crashed Russian passenger jet. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said he preferred to not jump to conclusions before the results of the investigation are announced.
A meeting of the Egyptian parliament in Cairo. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The new female MPs in Egyptian parliament are fighting a constitutional amendment to extend the presidential term longer than four years.