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

September 14, 2014

The symbol of  Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which Egypt classified as a terrorist organization in April (AFP/ File Archive).
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An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.
Amr Diab was ditched for Ramy Ayach at Shams' big day.
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Hmm, why the eleventh hour wedding singer switcheroo on Sham's big day?!
Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has demanded the renewal of Interpol’s red notices against Brotherhood members residing in Qatar and Turkey (AFP/ File Archive).
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Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.
Maryhane confirmed that her sis is officially a wifey! (Image: Facebook)
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The suspension is over! Egyptian actress Ruby's sister Maryhane has opened up to reveal that the rumors are true: Ruby is married!
U.S. Secretary John Kerry meets with Sisi in the presidential palace, September 13, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the international coalition needs to combat all terrorist groups, not only IS, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
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Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.

September 13, 2014

A group of 15 journalists released a statement Saturday saying they would start a sit-in at the Press Syndicate and hunger strike until Monday. (AFP/File)
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Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.

September 12, 2014

Although many leaving comments on the page have emphasised the company’s usefulness in cutting down wasted time, others are Although many leaving comments on the page have emphasised the company’s usefulness in cutting down wasted time, others are worried about its legality.

 about its legality.
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The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

September 11, 2014

Abdel Nour said the government has begun taking concrete steps to address the current energy crisis in Egypt.
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This came during an expanded meeting held by Abdel Nour with a delegation from the US State Department.
Mohammad Subhi should be back at his acting best before long. (Image: Wikipedia)
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Intense pain sent Egyptian actor Mohammad Subhi to the hospital where ended up going under the knife for his heart.

September 10, 2014

The report also expects no near-term International Monetary Fund (IMF) engagement with Egypt.
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Sufficient aid will be available to Egypt through external bilateral assistance from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to a Thursday report by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Hisham Abbas revealed that he is trying to convince famous Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo to star in the film with him to support him.
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Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas will star in his first film directed by Yasser Zayed and is seeking a certain belly dancer to star alongside him.
Khaled Salim, normally so happy, burst into tears when he remembered the legendary Algerian singer Wardah (Courtesy of Facebook).
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Egyptian singer Khaled Salim cried upon remembering the late Algerian singer Wardah.
Hannan Turk remarried, and now her ex husband Khaled Khatab has too! (Courtesy of Facebook).
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After several failed attempts to win his ex-wife Hannan Turk back, Khaled Khatab has moved on and married a younger woman.
Egyptians expressed dissatisfaction with ongoing power outages. (AFP/File)
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Egyptians held multiple protests across the country to voice their displeasure over Egypt's economy.
Eskenderella performing at El Genaina theater. (Image: Facebook)
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Revolutionary artists Eskenderella have released their very first album called Safha Gedida (A New Page).

September 9, 2014

Married after all? Ruby denies media marriage claims. (Image: Facebook)
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In an "I said," "the media said," Egyptian singer and actress Ruby denies marriage claims.
Adel Imam has two reasons to smile. (Image courtesy of www.zimbio.com)
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Next year's holy month will have us feasting our eyes on Adel Imam in not one but two dramas!
Nour El Sherif speaks up about his health at last.
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Egyptian actor Nour El Sharif has had some serious health issues, but he's remain zipped lipped about it until his recent interview on the talk show "Inta Hur" (You are Free).
Amr Diab's latest album (Shuft Al Ayam) is due out September 20 (Image: FB)
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Egyptian superstar's stray solo track-- a dedication to his daughter -- finds its way on the internet ahead of the official album release date causing a ripple across the musical Mediterranean mainstream.
In June 2014, the balance sheets of Bank Audi showed that 45 percent of the assets were abroad while the rest were in Lebanon and 43 percent of the total deposits were from abroad while the rest were in Lebanon.
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“Provided there is a political transition in Syria followed by a reconstruction drive, Bank Audi will be among the first to grab this opportunity,” he added.

September 8, 2014

The seven pro-democracy protesters are hunger striking on the premises of National Council for Human Rights in Cairo (AFP/ File Archive).
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Seven activists, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, have started a hunger strike in the premises of a state-appointed rights watchdog.
Seeking Nabila Obeid-- brought to you by Rotana
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Rotana brings us a new talent show - 'seeking Nabila Obeid.'
Daila Al Buhairi leads Egypt into the latest reality race show with
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Brace yourself, or even steel yourself for the latest MBC talent show this season -- it's "Qawi Qalbak" (Fortify your heart! Grit your teeth)
These two sure aren't smiling at each other right now!
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Once he's been shamed, there's clearly no going back for Sherif Mounir.
Dina is down and out after her show was stopped. (Image: Facebook)
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The new dance program "Al Rakisa" (The Dancer) hosted by belly dancer Dina mysteriously disappeared off the programming schedule after just one episode aired. Is it low ratings, political instability, or something more sinister to blame?
Ghada Abdel Razek with the birthday girl and close friends (Image: Facebook).
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Ghada's one and only daughter Rotana turned the big 25, and the celebrity momma showed off their birthday fun to the world of her Facebook fans.
The ministers agreed to "take all measures to counter terrorism: political, security, and ideological." (AFP/File)
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Arab states agreed Sunday to take the necessary measures and cooperate with international efforts to combat the militants in the Islamic State.
Scarcity of financial resources and the lack of a solid plan are the main reasons behind the perpetuation of Egypt's energy crisis, according to experts who attended the Cairo Energy Conference.
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The solutions are known, but the will to implement them is absent, say energy experts discussing Egypt's energy crisis

September 7, 2014

Some economists have concerns about banking liquidity after the issuance of the investment certificates.
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Ramez said that banking liquidity is safe and has not been affected by the certificates’ financing.
Egyptian army [AFP]
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Egyptian military intelligence on Saturday said that they had discovered what officials called "the biggest explosives workshop and cache" in the Sinai peninsula belonging to the major insurgent group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
Palestinians sit inside their destroyed house after returning home in the Tufah neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City on August 31, 2014. [AFP]
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Indirect negotiations between Palestinian factions and Israel will continue in two weeks in Cairo, a leading member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Saturday.
Al-Sisi has also charged the council with the responsibility of reducing “the Egyptian brain drain”, which sees many of the nation’s most educated and skilled workers move abroad to find work.
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Among the attendees of the meeting was Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ahmed Zuweil, renowned heart surgeon Magdy Yacoub, and psychiatrist Ahmed Okasha.

September 6, 2014

Mohamed Morsi is on trial for a number of charges after he was ousted in July 2013 (File/AFP)
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Ousted leader Mohamed Morsi was accused on fresh charges of sharing state information with Qatar Saturday, along with nine others.
Mahmoud Abbas and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are due to hold talks with the Arab League during the visit (File/AFP)
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Leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, began a three-day visit in Egypt Saturday where he will meet President Sisi for talks.

September 5, 2014

Mohammad Fouad says he won't play the part of a prankster again. (Image: Facebook)
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Jokes on those who believed his prankster business was still going. He's done messing with people like that!

September 4, 2014

Rania Abdel Razik's got a full fall schedule ahead. Get ready Egypt! (Image:Facebook)
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Starting the first movie project in almost two years, the lovely Rania Abdel Razik is back in business getting ready for a brand new movie with screenwriter Abdel Rahim Kamal!
Carole Samaha's bringing us a sweet video for "Sahraneen". (Image: Facebook)
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Carole Samaha likes her some Thierry Vergnes.
Mina Shalabi is impatiently waiting her next script to be finalized. (Image: Facebook)
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The script may not be written yet, and the co-stars may not have yet been selected, but Egyptian starlet Mina Shalabi is ready for the "Ahil Al Ayeeb" (People of Taboos) cameras.
Hopefully a little R&R and AC is all Mervat Amin needed to regain her strength. (Image: Facebook)
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Director Amir Ramsis decided they needed to choose a better time of day to shoot the scenes for the new film "Bitawqeet Al Qahira" after the lead actress experienced severe heat exhaustion.