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Egyptian stock market listing committee has approved the offering of 10-15%
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Egyptian stock market listing committee has approved the offering of 10-15% of Orascom Development Egyptian subsidiary, Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD) (ORHD).
Ahmad Ezz is leaving his real life drama behind. (Image: Al Bawaba edit)
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All work and no play makes Ahmad Ezz a dull boy. He's got two films bakin' in the oven.
Egypt says deal to import 120,000 T Russian wheat in Jan to be met
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Russian officials have assured Egypt that deals to import 120,000 tonnes of wheat for delivery in January will be met,
Haifa Wehbe heads out of Nile City Cinema in Egypt during her movie premier. (Image: MTV Lebanon)
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After her movie got such a bad rap earlier this year, Haifa Wehbe left her movie premier early to avoid the masses.
The crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members by Egyptian forces has resulted in thousands of arrests and hundreds killed. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
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A 12-day security sweep led to the mass arrest of almost 500 Muslim Brotherhood members, and the seizure of numerous weapons and weapon-making workshops.
The Rafah border crossing is the only official entry point into Gaza not controlled by Israel, while underground tunnels serve as an unofficial means of transportation. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian authorities allegedly planned to destroy 1,200 homes to extend the depth of its security buffer zone on its border with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip after discovering more underground tunnels.
Egypt Air: LE10.11 billion in losses over the past three years
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EgyptAir, the country’s state-owned airline company, accumulated LE10.11 billion in losses over the past three years, the company's chairman Sameh El-Hefny said on Thursday
The Exodus won't even make it into Egypt. (Image:
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The Israelite's weren't even allowed into Egypt for there to be a big Exodus this time. The Hollywood film has been banned into MENA countries to date because it "totally contradicts proven historical facts".

December 27, 2014

No further details have been given regarding the cause of the accident. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT
A metal silo collapsed on top of factory while workers remained trapped inside.
The officers were guarding international banks when the drive-by shooting occurred. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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Drive-by attack occurred not far from Cairo square.

December 26, 2014

Egypt's army has continued a longstanding battle with militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Two members of Egypt's security forces were killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula late Thursday, the army said.

December 25, 2014

Hundreds of Coptic Christians attend midnight mass in Cairo, January 6, 2013. (AFP/File)
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Coptic Christians in Egypt increased security around churches for Christmas Thursday following threats from extremist groups.
Al-Sayed said the open-door policy of the seventies and the economic reform programme at the beginning of the nineties led to a rapid economic transformation.
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The report added that 2014 can be labelled as the “beginning of stability and economic growth”.

December 24, 2014

Qatar-based Al Jazeera shut down its Egypt channel in the past week, causing further tension between Cairo and Doha. (AFP/File)
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Saudi brokered talks to end an 18-month standoff between Doha and Cairo will continue into January following Al Jazeera's decision to close its Egypt channel.
Egypt, China to cooperate in coal power generation (Image Egyptian coal power plant).
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The two countries will sign 25 agreements primarily within the realms of energy and transport with 7 of them focusing on coal-powered plants
Mohamed Salah
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The Egyptian has made just six appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho this season and is one of a number of names on the Nerazzurri's January wish list
Mohamed Mounir will be traveling with world music group Dissidenten. (Image: Facebook)
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Danka, Dissidenten! Mohamed Mounir is unbelievably excited to make music around Europe with the German rock band.

December 23, 2014

Mehleb Witnessed the Signing Ceremony
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Project to provide technical and financial support to industrial facilities in line with environmental laws for pollution reduction
Bassem Youssef was named one of "100 most influential people in the world" by Time magazine in 2013. (AFP/File)
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Bassem Youssef and his company Q-Soft were fined millions of dollars by The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration for poking fun at Egypt's military leaders.
A pipeline carrying gas supplies to Jordan was blown up in north Sinai by militants Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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Security forces in Egypt increased security in north Sinai after militants attacked a gas pipeline, which provides gas to Jordan Tuesday.
30 billion EGP in savings
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The fall in oil prices is good news for the Egyptian government which in July slashed fuel subsidies, raising pump prices by up to 78 percent.
The white taxi of Egypt
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Alex Bank promised to exempt white taxi owners from repaying interest rates that were supposed to be paid for three installments that go back to 2011

December 22, 2014

This is the second time that the crossing has opened to Palestinians in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip since one of the deadliest attacks on Egyptian soldiers took place in North Sinai in October. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian authorities announced on Monday the extension of the opening of Rafah border crossing for an additional day, after initially planning to open the border Sunday and Monday only.
Al-Jazeera's move to take its Egypt channel off the air comes amid attempts by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to to mend the relationship between the two countries after months of tensions over Doha's support to the banned Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
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Qatar's controversial Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (Al-Jazeera Egypt) announced on Monday that it is broadcasting its last news items before closure, as reconciliation efforts to mend tensions between Egypt and Qatar continue.
President Sisi and the special envoys of the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz recently met for a meeting. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian relations with the Gulf states, especially Qatar, are essential to regional stability.
Egyptian workers can increasingly be seen scattered across the Levant and the Gulf (Image of 'Egyptian' working the gas station beat, courtesy of hurriyetdailynews).
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Approximately 592,000 workers signed contracts to work abroad between January and November 2014, with over 400,000 of those signed between March and November, the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration revealed Sunday.
A glut of wheat for the throngs of Egyptians (Image courtesy of
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Egypt signed contracts for 240,000 tonnes of French wheat and 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat, at an average price of $273.94 per tonne to be delivered in January, the minister of supply and internal trade, Khaled Hanafi, said Sunday.
The Egyptian army conducted a series of raids in the north Sinai over the past three days, leading to 45 arrests. (AFP/File)
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Fourteen alleged militants were killed and 45 others arrested by the Egyptian army during a series of raids in north Sinai.
Omar Khairat performing in Dubai this December. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptians love them some Omar Khairat at the piano keys. He's back for another gig next week.
Over 600 Gazans have entered Egypt since the Rafah border crossing opened. (AFP/File)
06:08 GMT
Egypt temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. It had been closed since October 2014.
Hamlet by The Globe theatre. (Image:: from Bibliotheca Alexandrina's promotional material)
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London's famous Globe Theatre brings Hamlet to Alexandria, Egypt, as part of the London theatre troupe's two-year world tour.

December 21, 2014

Citadel confirmed that aid from Gulf stated could be affected by the decline in oil prices over time.
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The declining oil prices are positive for the Egyptian economy, according to a statement issued by Egypt’s Citadel (Qalaa) Holding on Thursday.
Fahmy with his wife Rana. (Image: Al Jaras)
11:58 GMT
Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmy celebrated Bahrain's special National Day celebration in Cairo.
Dina's name has been cleared from any wrongdoing in her TV show The Dancer. (Image: Facebook)
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Bellydancer Dina can now dance all she wants after having her name cleared in "The Dancer" court case.
May Kassab doesn't want any photogs following her into a funeral. (Image:
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Be afraid, be very afraid. May Kassab warns the paparazzi they'll see a side of her never seen before if they follow her into a funeral.
Got a problem? TV judge Khaled al Sawi might have the solution for you! (Image: Twitter)
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Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi is set to play a real-life TV judge in his upcoming show "Al Qadi" (The Judge).
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi sacks longtime mentor and intelligence chief (AFP/Vasily Maximov/File)
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Egypt has abruptly sacked the nation's powerful intelligence chief for “health reasons,” replacing him with his deputy, security authorities said.
Cairo plans to use the Apache attack helicopters to combat terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Ten Apache helicopters arrived in Egypt on Saturday. The US had delayed the shipment due to Egypt's uncertain political situation.

December 18, 2014

Kuwait Energy holds a 49.5 per cent revenue interest in the East Ras Qattara development lease
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This is a very important discovery as this is the first time that the Jurassic formation is proven to be a hydrocarbon producer in the East
Ever since Morsi was overthrown, the Egyptian authorities have maintained a harsh crackdown on Morsi's supporters, detaining thousands and killing hundreds. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian court on Thursday slapped 41 Muslim Brotherhood members with jail terms of varying length for committing "acts of violence," a judicial source has said.
Safinaz has attracted the attention of the masses in Egypt. (Image:
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The Armenian belly dancer was Egypt's most popular person searched in Google this year.
Hassan doesn't think his critics are worthy of his time. (Image: Facebook)
08:01 GMT
Why was Hassan el Shafei the only person not dancing to Hussain al Jasmi's catchy "Good News" performance on the Arab Idol finale?
Washington has given an annual aid package of about $1.5 billion to Cairo for over 30 years. (AFP/File)
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The US State Department welcomed new conditions passed by the congress granting the secretary of state more flexibility to approve aid to Egypt, while expressing worry about the human rights situation in the country.

December 17, 2014

The Egyptian government has finished upgrading the airport in the resort town of Hurghada,
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The airport in Hurghada, a major tourist hub on the coast of the red sea, will now be able to accommodate 13 million passengers annually.
Although there is no law criminalizing homosexuality in Egypt, societal norms do not accept it. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
Cairo prosecution referred on Wednesday 21 suspects to court on "debauchery" charges.
Tamer's next career move includes returning to the cinema. (Image: Facebook)
14:17 GMT
Actor and Singer Tamer Hosny has announced that his next acting project will be taking him back to the cinema!
Amr has been super busy preparing 10 news singles for his upcoming TV drama "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
13:58 GMT
Amr Diab will be returning to the small screen this Ramadan with a TV show AND ten new songs!
Ghada is enjoying her Euro trip as rumors fly that she's banned from acting in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT
While one producer is accusing Ghada Abdel Razek of stealing his money, he's further claiming that she's been banned from acting in Egypt!
Ezz is still refusing to get that DNA test done; what's he got to hide? (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:28 GMT
Ahmed Ezz has once again refused a court order to get THAT DNA test done... Zeina must be fuming!
Nader Galal left behind a legacy. (Image:
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Tuesday, December 16th marked the passing of one of Egypt's most legendary directors. Nader Galal left a legacy of more than 50 films.
Abdel Nour is expected to hold the council’s first meeting tomorrow to review future plans and the most important proposals for developing bilateral relations.
01:36 GMT
Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour issued a decree Monday stipulating the formation of the Egyptian-Chinese Business Council

December 16, 2014

The moment Hani presented a shocked Wafaa with boxer shorts live on air. (Image: Gololy)
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Hani Ramzi gets Wafaa al Kilani's knickers in a twist as he presents her with boxer shorts live on air!
Mohammad Hamaki is homeward bound, Cairo! (Image: Instagram)
12:15 GMT
Mohammad Hamaki is headed to his homeland once again.
The British Embassy shut on December 7 after security concerns. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
The British embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday after it closed on December 7 due to security reasons along with the Canadian embassy.

December 15, 2014

Poseidon was a Greek god. Check out the article to see the Egyptian entertainment comparison! (Image: alphacoders)
16:28 GMT
In the spirit of New Year's let's take a look at the giants of Egypt's entertainment business.
Mohammad Foad has given us something to look forward to it in 2015. (Image: Google)
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We've been waiting for ages through many postponements, but Mohammad Foad says his new album will be released during New Year's Eve celebrations! This is one old acquaintance that won't be forgot!
Libyan soldiers patrol the city of Benghazi during unrest. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's foreign ministry Monday reissued a security warning to nationals in Libya after the death of two citizens during clashes.
Going forward, the impact of declining oil prices on Egypt's economy is less clear.
03:05 GMT
Egypt's stock market plunged by 22 billion Egyptian pounds (just over $3 billion) in a single day of trading Sunday as low oil prices dragged down regional economies.