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July 1, 2016

Egyptian army soldiers in formation. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Unknown assailants attacked Egyptian military guards at the Egypt-Libya border.
Anti-Morsi demonstrators gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities shut down the Tahrir Square metro station on the third anniversary of the demonstrations that ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

June 30, 2016

Photo: worldleague.2016.fivb.com
17:17 GMT
The 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League, which began on 16 June and will end on17 July, is the 27th edition of the event first celebrated in 1990.
Gaza residents wait at the Rafah border crossing to enter into Egypt on June 30, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
16:30 GMT
While expected to remain open through Monday, Egyptian authorities confirmed that the Rafah border crossing will be closed on Friday.
Egyptian Coptic Christians at a Christmas mass in Cairo. (AFP/File)
15:31 GMT
The priest of St. George Church in Al-Arish was shot and killed while fixing his car Thursday morning.
Debit cards for accounts in foreign currency can still be used abroad up to a limit of $100,000 as per a 2014 directive. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
Egypt has instructed its banks to prevent debit card withdrawals from Egyptian pound accounts while abroad, due to the acute shortage of foreign currency in Egypt.
More than 2.5 million Brits were planning trips to Turkish resorts this year.  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
10:00 GMT
The triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's Attaturk Airport is the latest blow for tourism, as skittish tourists find more reasons to stay away.
The promotional poster for Finding Dory. (teaser-trailer.com)
08:19 GMT
The film topped the North American box offices in its first week of release.
'Alwanat' arts group launches first Upper Egyptian ballet school in Minya. (rockettes.com)
08:09 GMT
'Alwanat' arts group launches first Upper Egyptian ballet school in Minya.
Italy has repeatedly complained that Egyptian authorities have not cooperated to find those responsible for the 28-year-old student's death. (File photo)
06:44 GMT
Italy has voted to halt supplies of F16 spare parts to Egypt in an effort to intensify efforts to resolve the case of the Italian student's death.
An EgyptAir plane on the runway. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Data extracted from the black box from EgyptAir Flight MS804 indicates smoke in the toilet room, confirming earlier reports.

June 29, 2016

Egyptian MPs received a questionable text (Facebook /  WhatsApp)
18:46 GMT
Osama Sharhar denies the claims.
Egyptian police examine cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
An IED planted by the side of the road killed one officer and wounded two conscripts in Rafah City, North Sinai.
Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing in the southern Palestinian coastal enclave after it was open for five days by Egyptian authorities, on June 29, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
12:30 GMT
The Rafah crossing, Gaza's main lifeline, has been slowly shut down amid allegations that Hamas is supporting militants carrying out attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Illustrative photo of an Egyptian member of the armed forces in northern Sinai. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Five airstrikes allegedly targeted bunkers of “hardliners” affiliated to Sinai Province -- a group formerly Ansar Beit al-Maqdis -- near the villages of Beit Amira, al-Shalaq and al-Lufitat south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
Have viewers had enough of watching Nelly cry on television? (El Balad)
08:00 GMT
We love Nelly Karim, but we just can't fight the feeling of depression watching Soqoot 7or!
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey was ready to restore relations with Egypt, but said it did not accept Mohamed Morsi's ouster from power. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Turkey said it was ready to restore relations with Egypt, but that it did not accept the ouster or jail sentence of Morsi.
Jihan in scenes from "Al Khanka." (http://www.elyomnew.com/)
07:00 GMT
She plays Tia alongside Ghada Abdel Razek in "Al Khanka."

June 28, 2016

French soldiers aboard an aircraft search for debris from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt enlisted a submarine on May 22 to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of EgyptAir MS804. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Experts at the French air accident investigation office will attempt to repair the second so-called black box, which contains sound recordings from the cockpit, tomorrow, according to the committee.
Ramadan Sobhi
14:46 GMT
English Premier League side Stoke City have upped their bid to sign Ahly's prodigy Ramadan Sobhi, the teenager's agent Nader Shawky said on Sunday.
Liliane Daoud was escorted to the terminal by security officers without any luggage. (copts-united.com)
12:04 GMT
Daoud was escorted to the terminal by security officers without any luggage.
Dina Elsherbini makes a comeback in Grand Hotel. (Grand Hotel)
12:00 GMT
The storyline, talented cast, lush setting, and attention to detail in the period drama make Grand Hotel a must-see.
Having fun under the sea (Facebook / anaa.el3arosa)
11:28 GMT
Underwater bikes tipped for a launch in Sharm el Sheikh.
British-Lebanese journalist Liliane Daoud was arrested and deported from Egypt late Monday following accusations that she was close to the opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Twitter)
10:30 GMT
Eight police officers arrested Daoud at her home after she ended her contract with ONTV.
A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the EgyptAir crash in May. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The prosecutor said the investigation would start as an accident inquiry, since there is not currently evidence linking the crash to an attack.
Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The crashed plane's black boxes were badly corroded by salt water, but are now ready for analysis.
The happy couple on their wedding day in gorgeous Santorini. (Instagram)
08:06 GMT
Deli has married Egyptian businessman Ossama Fathi Rabah Al-Sharif.

June 27, 2016

Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
17:17 GMT
Paris official received the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes, and remaining wreckage is being examined at Cairo International Airport.
Egypt, like much of the world, is reeling from Brexit (Shutterstock)
15:55 GMT
The recent "Brexit" referendum for Britain to leave the EU has made ripples in the global economy all the way to the Middle East.
The official poster for 'Afrah Al Qobah.' (waqfat.com)
15:35 GMT
So inappropriate for Ramadan.
Agricultural products, chemical engineering products, furniture, and garments are some of the most important Egyptian exports to Britain. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
With $777.4 million in Egyptian exports to the UK last year, Egypt's trade agreements with its third-largest trading partner are thrown into disarray by the Brexit vote.
Our fingers are crossed for the beloved puppet. (File photo)
10:03 GMT
Our fingers are crossed for the beloved puppet.
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on April 11, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman shaking hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before leaving Cairo’s international airport. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The Egyptian government maintains the Red Sea islands belong to Saudi Arabia, despite a lower court ruling overturning the decision.
Asser Yassin plays a villain in Al-Gazeera. (Pinterest)
10:00 GMT
Asser Yassin brought his Mom to a tv interview and now we all love her too. Attention: SPOILER ALERT!
The dream wedding is set to take place in Mykonos, Greece. (vida-estilo.estadao.com.br)
09:42 GMT
The dream wedding is set to take place in Mykonos, Greece.
Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek. (anazahra.com)
09:09 GMT
Why couldn't they portray men in the same way?

June 26, 2016

A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The government has appealed a lower court's decision to annul the transfer of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian women attend a lecture on female genital mutilation in Beni Suef. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)
13:30 GMT
The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
Ramadan Sobhi (Photo: mercatooo.com)
10:06 GMT
Ramadan Sobhi, who can operate as a winger or playmaker, came under the spotlight this season after his outstanding performances with the Cairo giants and the Egyptian national team
The head of the Egyptian journalists union, Yahiya Kallash demonstrates with journalists outside the Journalist Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
10:00 GMT
The court convened on Saturday for the trial of Journalist Syndicate Chief Yehia Qallash, Syndicate Secretary General Gamal Abdel Rahim and the Khaled al-Balshy, chief of the syndicate's freedoms committee.
Emad Meteb (Photo: filgoal.com)
09:38 GMT
Meteb says leaving Ahly is impossible;; club president hails the vice-captain assuring he is staying next season
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud had earlier issued a decree to secure Egypt’s needs of petroleum over the next five years. (File photo)
08:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s Aramco will supply Egypt with petroleum derivatives for five years, starting from last May, at an interest rate of 2% and a grace period of at least three years.
Mr. Robot's second season is set to premiere on July 13th on USA. (File photo)
05:41 GMT
Fans of the 'Mr Robot' star will be happy to see more Malek as the series gets two additional episodes in season two, and a behind-the-scenes feature.

June 25, 2016

No group has claimed responsibility for the downing of the plane. (Courtesy photo)
12:57 GMT
The black boxes, which were retrieved earlier in June, are crucial for helping piece together the causes of the crash.

June 24, 2016

An EgyptAir plane, similar to the one that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May. (AFP/File)
14:26 GMT
Egyptian investigators are sending the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes to France for repairs, since no information can be gathered in their current state.

June 23, 2016

The final fight between Harry Potter and Voldemort is one of the most iconic from the film franchise. (gilsmethod.com)
16:00 GMT
Watch the video inside.
Egypt national football team
14:53 GMT
Egypt's complaint against a special FIFA ranking issued on 8 June rejected by the world governing body
Mohamed Essam El-Din (Photo: Daily News Egypt)
09:45 GMT
It takes a lot of guts to take a gap-year during university, especially in Egypt, where maintaining a consistent track-record during one’s education is seen as a necessity for success. But that did not stop Mohamed Essam El-Din from breaking this taboo...
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
09:30 GMT
“The practice of referring civilians to military prosecution and courts has increased massively since the issuance of law No. 136/2014,” said a member of the activist group ‘No to Military Trials for Civilians’, Sara El-Sherif.
Yahya plays the Devil in the Ramadan TV series 'Wanoos.' (Daily News Egypt)
09:11 GMT
The battle between Satan and mankind is eternal, and Yahya keeps it alive in his Ramadan 2016 TV series.
The controversial agreement between Cairo and Riyadh sparked widespread anger in Egypt, leading to several protests. (Twitter)
08:30 GMT
On Wednesday a Cairo court annulled the agreement that transferred sovereignty of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
The EgyptAir flight was carrying 66 people on board including 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals when it crashed on May 19 en route from Paris to Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
07:00 GMT
EgyptAir has announced the $25,000 temporary compensation based on international measures of insurance as an initial tranche, 'untli further procedures can be taken'.

June 22, 2016

Mostafa Fathi (Photo: zamalek.tv)
15:07 GMT
Zamalek are reportedly asking for at least 4 millions euros for Fathi
A protester sits in front of riot policemen during a demonstration on April 15, 2016 in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
15:00 GMT
Security forces arrested the protesters on April 15 at the Press Syndicate. They were charged with protesting without a license, disturbing public peace and inciting protest.
Egypt received $19.7 billion in remittances from its citizens working abroad in 2015, says Fattouh. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
12:22 GMT
Egypt ranked first among Arab countries and seventh internationally in receiving remittances, where it acquired about 40.4% of the total remittances sent to the Arab region.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as controversial as it may be. (Facebook)
12:21 GMT
More of her controversial views inside...
Saudi Arabia has so far refrained from commenting on the protests in Egypt surrounding the deal, as well as the court ruling that overturned it. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has also so far been silent on the public anger and protests in Egypt over the deal.
The announcement by the airline came despite earlier statements by a regional BA official that flights might resume to Sharm El Sheikh in September. (Facebook)
09:30 GMT
BA's announcement that it is extending their flight suspension to Sharm El Sheikh 'indefinitely' is the latest blow for the Red Sea resort.
For Schlumberger, the deal follows more than a year of lackluster momentum in the side of the energy sector it services. (Schlumberger)
07:30 GMT
The energy giant's OneSubsea subsidiary will help with the fast-track development of the Mediterranean's largest-ever gas discovery.

June 21, 2016

Mohamed Abu Treika
19:05 GMT
The Administrative Court canceled on Tuesday a former judicial decision to freeze the funds of Mohamed Abu Treika, a former Al-Ahly player and business partner of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian police officers in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
A shooting and roadside bomb attack left two Egyptian police conscripts with serious wounds.
Sama continues to try and portray herself as a conservative girl. (Instagram)
10:55 GMT
She must be out of her mind!
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Stringer)
10:33 GMT
Today's ruling can be appealed at a higher court, and it must also be approved by parliament.
The Idol, a film based on Mohammed Assaf's rise to fame, was co-produced by the UAE and Palestine. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
Mohamed Diab's 'Clash', Hala Khalil's 'Nawara', Mai Masri's 3000 Nights, and Hany Abu-Assad’s 'The Idol' are some of the films that will be screened as part of 'Films from the Islamic World' at the German fest.
Each song on Nathalie’s EP, ‘This Is Me,’ was written by her, and the album is in many ways a collection of songs about coming of age. (Facebook)
09:44 GMT
She has the voice, looks and charisma of a superstar.
The AfDB is set to loan Egypt a total of $1.5 billion over the course of three years.   (F. Dubessy)
09:00 GMT
Egypt has renewed calls for the AfDB to disburse the second tranche of the three-part $1.5B loan before September.
The remains of a car from a suicide bombing in the Libyan city of Misrata. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Egyptian and Libyan authorities are investigating the capture of seven Egyptian nationals by unknown militants.

June 20, 2016

Family members of EgyptAir flight MS804 passengers grieve in Egypt. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
While insurance negotiations continue, EgyptAir is offering $25,000 as temporary compensation to the families of flight MS804 crash victims.
Once the repair work is done, it will be determined if the data from the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder can be easily downloaded. (Twitter)
16:00 GMT
The two data recorders were recovered last week. But investigators said Sunday that both had sustained heavy damage.
Essam El-Hadary
14:45 GMT
"I'm happy because it's something we've all worked towards, though it's only normal we should qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations...
Egyptian security forces are seen in northern Sinai, where a battle against Daesh-affiliated insurgents is ongoing. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Earlier on Sunday another policeman was killed and another injured in a roadside explosion.
 
Youssra being more fabulous than most Lebanese politics at a recent shoot (YouTube / EnigmamagTV)
12:54 GMT
The Egyptian actress appeared to react embarrassingly to a tweet from a Lebanese Minister. But was her response real?
The Egyptian satirist took part in UNHCR's ‘With Refugees’ campaign. (YouTube)
11:43 GMT
The Egyptian satirist took part in UNHCR's ‘With Refugees’ campaign.
The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) MV Sirius Star which was captured by Somali pirates in 2008 en route from Saudi Arabia to the United States via the Cape of Good Hope. (Wikipedia)
11:00 GMT
Very large crude carriers (VLCCs) transitting the canal from the Arabian Gulf after discharging at the SUMED oil pipeline will be charged $155,000 if they are carrying more than 250,000 in deadweight tonnage.
The Cairo-born singer has played shows in America, Europe and a number of countries in Africa. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
The 'Voice of the Arab Spring' returns to the Cairo Opera House Wednesday 29 June as part of the Ramadan program.
This combination of pictures created on June 17, 2016 shows the flight recorder (L) from the EgyptAir plane, that crashed into the Mediterranean and one of the two black boxes, after it was recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean. (Media Center of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The memory units in the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, which were recovered from the sea last week, both suffered "severe damage," the sources said.
Mohammed Morsi, pictured 8 May 2014. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Qatari Foreign Ministry expressed its dismay and outright rejection of Cairo Criminal Court's bringing Qatar into the verdict issued against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

June 19, 2016

Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh Airport. (AFP/File)
15:15 GMT
In a statement, the ministry said that the explosion took place as security personnel passed by Al-Hasna- Sadr Hitan road, in the district of Al-Hasna police station.
Egyptian Coptic Christian religious leaders celebrate Christmas in the monastery of Saint Samaan in Cairo on January 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
A Coptic pastor was attacked after a rumor spread that another Coptic man intended to turn his house into a new church.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was a cardiac surgeon before appearing as a satirist in a popular television show. (File photo)
11:00 GMT
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was a cardiac surgeon before appearing as a satirist in a popular television show. In this interview, Youssef talks about how social illnesses come in the way of liberation.
The report said that a number of reforms that were carried out in the middle of 2000s led to an increased growth rate in Egypt, but did not limit the soaring unemployment, nor did they provide increased economic opportunities to a large segment of Egyptians. (File photo)
10:43 GMT
A new report issued by the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East in Washington DC reviews the economic reform programmes that were launched prior to the 2011 revolution, and paints a bleak future unless reforms are made.
Journalists stand in the defendants' cage in a 2014 trial in Egypt. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT
The death sentences were handed down for allegedly passing state security information to Qatar.
Soldiers are seen at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT
The negotiations between Palestinian and Egyptian officials are not set by contracts, as was the case with the transfer of the Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
According to Amnesty International, Egyptian security forces refused to tell Mina Thabet's family his place of detention after being arrested. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Mina Thabet was arrested during a raid on his home in May.
Ezz had unofficially married Zeina and the two had twins, which Ezz had denied later when Zeina took him to court. (File photo)
06:38 GMT
The Egyptian actor will be jailed for three years for defaming actress Zeina, following a long paternity dispute over the pair's twins.

June 18, 2016

Morsi and the other defendants are accused of leaking national security documents and information related to national security to Qatar during Morsi’s presidency. (Twitter)
12:53 GMT
Another six defendants received death sentences after the Grand Mufti argued that the “crime of the defendants are similar to that of treason” whose punishment should be death.