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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to sign Egypt's newly-drafted anti-terror law in effect soon. (AFP/File)
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The draft anti-terrorism law approved by Egypt's cabinet last week includes "dangerous articles" which threaten media and press freedoms.
Egypt is trying to attract investments to repair an economy battered by years of political turmoil.  (Twitter)
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The EGX closed at its lowest in over a year on Monday.

July 6, 2015

The Sphinx, flanked by the pyramids of Menkaure and Khafre in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. (AFP/File)
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The iconic Sphinx and pyramids in Cairo might be in trouble if Daesh ever expands its reach.
Mohamed Salah
15:15 GMT
The Viola have distanced themselves from comments made by their vice president calling for the Nerazzurri to be relegated for trying to sign the 23-year-old winger
Attention all passengers: No babies on board! (Instagram)
14:08 GMT
The Kuwaiti TV host and actress made a lucky escape from Ramez Galal's tasteless plane crash stunt!
A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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According to a military report, Egyptian security forces have killed 241 militants between July 1st and 5th in the restive northern Sinai region.
Despite proving Ezz as the biological father of Zeina's twins, he is appealing the Family Court's decision. (File photo)
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Despite proving Ahmed Ezz as the biological father of actress Zeina's twins, he is appealing the Family Court's decision. (File photo)
Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula has been the centre of militant attacks since the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
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Sixty-three militants were killed by the Egyptian military Sunday after security forces launched airstrikes and a ground operation in the volatile North Sinai.
Continuing in the Ramadan spirit, religious chants, Mawlawiyah and traditional folkloric troupes, but also independent young musicians, film screenings and poetry evenings. (Ahram)
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Continuing in the Ramadan spirit, religious chants, Mawlawiyah and traditional folkloric troupes, but also independent young musicians, film screenings and poetry evenings.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. (AFP/Getty Images/Timothy A. Clary)
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Despite claims made by media of an insurgency in the Sinai, Egypt's FM insists that the attacks are simply "criminal and terrorist acts."
Egyptian security forces arrested the members in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian security forces arrested the members in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

July 5, 2015

Youssef said he would return to Egypt soon, though staying in the US is safer at the moment. (File photo)
23:11 GMT
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef criticized Arab media in a recent interview with Rotana TV.
Mohamed Salah
21:09 GMT
The Viola have accused the Nerazzurri of operating without any transparency and ignoring Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations
Egypt is coming under increased scrutiny for a recent spike in the number of journalists it has arrested. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT
An article in Egypt's newly-proposed anti-terror law would imprison journalists for a minimum of two years for publishing news on terrorist attacks that contradicts with official statements.
Mohamed Salah
16:21 GMT
The Egypt international wants to end his loan deal at Fiorentina to join the Nerazzurri and the Viola vice-president insists rules have been broken
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said certain terms "falsely attach" extremist attacks with Islam. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT
"Savages" made the list of acceptable terms to use.
The Egyptian pound weakened to 7.73 against the dollar in a central bank auction on Sunday.
13:53 GMT
The Egyptian pound weakened to 7.73 against the dollar in a central bank auction on Sunday.
One Direction are hugely popular in Egypt and the Arab world. (Pop Justice)
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Egyptian One Direction fans work extra hard to show them how much they care.
A ferry transporting cars and people crosses the Suez Canal in the Egyptian port city of Ismailia, east of Cairo. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea early on Sunday.
Omar Junior publicly announced his homosexuality back in 2014. (Facebook)
11:27 GMT
Omar Sharif's grandson is happy with America's new law in support of gay marriage.
A very scared Zeina on "Ramez in Control." (YouTube)
10:47 GMT
Paris Hilton isn't the only celebrity suing Ramez Galal for his plane crash prank, Egyptian actress Zeina is reportedly doing it too!
Egyptian soldiers inspect a smuggling tunnel in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. (AFP/Getty Images/Mohamed El-Sherbeny)
09:00 GMT
Egypt increased efforts to destroy the smuggling tunnels as part of a security campaign in the northern Sinai region, as militant attacks and violence become alarmingly more frequent.
A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows an Egyptian armored vehicle patrolling the area on the Egyptian side of the border on July 2, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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Six people, including a child, were killed and at least nine were injured in a string of Sinai attacks.

July 4, 2015

Ahmad al-Marghani
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An Egyptian Premier League football team has suspended one of its top players for the rest of the season after he posted comments online critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi , media reports said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, dressed in military garb, visited North Sinai Saturday days after a series of deadly Daesh-affiliated attacks targeted security forces in the province. (AFP/Mohamed Abdelmoaty)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited North Sinai Saturday days after a series of deadly Daesh-affiliated attacks targeted security forces in the province.
Did Paris really fake that freak out on the plane? (Fan Share)
12:00 GMT
Rumor has it that Paris Hilton was in on Ramez' plane prank all along!
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in Cairo, July 4 2013.  (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
08:30 GMT
After a turbulent week in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood supporters accused Egypt security forces on Friday of shooting dead a protestor commemorating Mohamed Morsi's 2013 ouster.
Militants from Daesh's Sinai affiliate, known as Sinai Province, published an online statement Friday claiming responsibility for rockets fired into southern Israel earlier that day.  (AFP/File)
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Daesh's Egypt affiliate, known as Sinai Province, published an online statement Friday claiming responsibility for rockets fired into southern Israel earlier that day.
Loutfy also founded the Association of Egyptian Women Filmmakers. (Photo courtesy Loutfy's family/Ahram)
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The filmmaker helped create the New Cinema Group and made more than 20 films about Arabs and social struggle in the 1970s.
The rockets landed near Gaza in southern Israel. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Two rockets fired from Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula landed in an open area of Eshkol regional council in southern Israel on Friday. No casualties were reported.

July 3, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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The Viola are adamant that they retain the right to buy the Egypt international but the winger's agent insists that he belongs to Chelsea
Deadly clashes between Egyptian forces and militants have continued in the aftermath of the attack. (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
No less than 70 militants were killed in North Sinai by Egyptian security forces over the past 48 hours following a deadly attack by the Islamic State-affiliated Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis on the city of Sheikh Zuwied.
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning. (AFP/File)
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The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai made the statements an the al-Jazeera news network. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Officials from the IDF said they had evidence linking Hamas to the Daesh-affiliate group that attacked Egyptian soldiers on Wednesday.

July 2, 2015

Al-Ahly squad
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The long historical conflict between Al-Ahly and Zamalek football clubs, whether over local or continental tournaments, or even in other games, is still ongoing.
Hisham Barakat was dies after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo on Monday. (AFP/File)
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Acting Prosecutor-General Ali Omran has issued a media gag order that will apply to audio, video, and print media, as well as internet sites.
Amr Diab's all about diversification! (Dream Box Sat)
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Amr Diab ads everywhere - is it a case of too much of a good thing?
Egyptian troops patrol a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014. (AFP/File Mohamed el-Sherbeny)
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Egyptian security forces continued to pound militant targets in the north Sinai region following Wednesday's coordinated attack of checkpoints by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
The currency is at its lowest level since auctions began in December 2012. (AFP/File)
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The currency is at its lowest level since auctions began in December 2012.
Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard as people gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Montaser claimed the nine Muslim Brotherhood members killed by Egyptian police on Wednesday were unarmed.
The many faces and talents of Haifa Wehbe. (Instagram/Haifa Wehbe)
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Forget Assala, Haifa's performance in the Ramadan tv series 'Mariam' has been winning her acclaim online.
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai.
Mona Hala, it's behiiiind you! (IMDB)
10:30 GMT
Wriggle out of this one! Mona Hala's followers think someone's too close for comfort in her latest Instagram post.
Members of Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, hold weapons as they stand on a vehicle during a march in Gaza City on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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Following Daesh's brutal assault against Egyptian forces in the Sinai, which killed more than 70 people, Hamas forces have been deployed to reinforce the Egyptian border.
Egyptian actress Simone likes playing the role of a commoner. (El Hawanem)
07:00 GMT
Egyptian actress Simone likes playing the role of a commoner.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the budget on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:11 GMT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the budget on Wednesday.
Mohamed Salah
04:22 GMT
Club president Andrea Della Valle says negotiations have reached a crucial juncture as they attempt to make the winger's move permanent

July 1, 2015

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on several Egyptian checkpoints in North Sinai on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT
No fewer than 100 militants were killed by security forces in North Sinai on Wednesday, while 17 from the army were killed.
Egyptian security forces conducted a raid on a headquarters militants were using to hide. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT
Thirteen "terrorists" were killed by Egyptian security forces after a gunfire exchange in Cairo's October 6 suburb on Wednesday.
An Egyptian man walks at the site of a bomb attack that targeted the convoy of Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after the powerful explosion hit his convoy, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Militants attacked numerous military checkpoints in the Sinai in the latest wave of violence.
Egyptian F-16s have been deployed to counter the attack by Daesh-affiliated militants in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
16:38 GMT
After some 60 soldiers killed in coordinated assault, Egyptian air force pounds Daesh positions in restive Sinai Peninsula.
Ahmed Ezz is the biological father of Zeina's twins, but he still insists that it's all lies. (File photo)
16:14 GMT
Ahmed Ezz is the biological father of Zeina's twins, but he still insists that it's all lies.
The army said five checkpoints were attacked by about 70 militants and that soldiers had destroyed three land-cruisers fitted with anti-aircraft guns. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
Israel closed the Niztana and Kerem Shalom border crossings Wednesday following militant attacks in Egypt's North Sinai
Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring. (Rolexmentorprotege.com)
15:28 GMT
Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring.
Fierce clashes are ongoing between the Egyptian military and Daesh militants in Egypt's Sheikh Zuweid. (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
Colonel Mohamed Soliman spoke over the phone with Daily News Egypt from inside Sheikh Zuweid police station.
The cast includes seven A-list stars who have never worked together before. (Daily News Egypt)
12:44 GMT
The resemblance of Al-Ahd (The Covenant) to the iconic HBO series as well as its A-list cast make this Ramadan show compulsive viewing!
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday more than 60 soldiers were killed. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday at least 70 soldiers were killed.
A photo shows a bullet hole on a window in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 29, 2015, where a deadly attack took place the previous week. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
11:10 GMT
A troubling week of attacks across the Middle East and France show terrorism is spreading like wild fire.
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood! (Zimbio)
08:42 GMT
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood!
Khalil also performed in Cairo in 2012. (Google+)
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Oumeima Khalil, accompanied by her musician husband Hani Siblini, is taking part in The Hayy Festival at AU, Downtown Cairo.
Fiorentina squad
02:31 GMT
Why Salah is the only star that Fiorentina should spend their money on this summer

June 30, 2015

An earlier explosion from a car bomb on Monday killed Egypt's general prosecutor. (AFP/File)
18:37 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated near a police station in Cairo's 6 October city.
Egyptians attend the funeral of Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after a powerful explosion hit his convoy yesterday, at the Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi Mosque in the capital Cairo on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Egypt's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat died after succumbing to injuries sustained when his motorcade was bombed.
US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank. (YouTube)
13:46 GMT
US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank.
The Sadat station in Cairo was closed only two weeks after it was reopened. (AFP/File)
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The station was closed only two weeks after it was reopened.
Ehab Tawfik's doctor has ordered him to rest in bed until he is healthy again. (File photo)
08:55 GMT
Ehab Tawfik's doctor has ordered him to rest in bed until he is healthy again.
The hoax involved 'Israeli' helicopters, uniformed officers and mock Israeli army base. (File photo)
08:30 GMT
The Syrian actor was 'kidnapped' from a cruise by 'Israeli forces' and interrogated at gunpoint, in the latest hoax stunt on Egyptian TV.
Benali last performed in Egypt in March of this year. (Cairo Scene)
06:30 GMT
The East-West fusion singer brings her magical mix of music back again to Cairo!

June 29, 2015

Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year. (AFP/Abdelhak Senna)
20:56 GMT
Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year.
In recent years, Sinai has become a hotbed for militant activity. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT
An explosion targeted a truck in North Sinai on Monday, killing the director general for the North Sinai General Authority for Roads and Bridges and two other engineers, police sources said.
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014.
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month.
Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouk)
14:50 GMT
Egypt's Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat, has died following a bomb attack on his vehicle early Monday.
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. (Image: YOUM7/Hossam Atef)
12:40 GMT
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was injured when a bomb exploded behind a military academy in Heliopolis.
The fence is seen along the Israel-Egypt border 12 miles north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The fence running from the Gaza Strip to Eliat will be extended by 18 miles to the Jordanian border.
Sorry, Safinaz, you can't be an Egyptian citizen just yet! (Aladdwaa.com)
09:52 GMT
Armenian belly dancer Safinaz married an Egyptian man in the hopes of granting herself the Egyptian residency.
One of the few times that Neshan was not cool and collected! (Screenshot)
07:30 GMT
Grace under pressure? Here are the best clips of pranked celebs getting their revenge on Ramez Galal, the old fashioned way.
Egyptians walk at the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
The reported arrest of 25 individuals for eating in public during Ramadan fasting hours has rekindled the argument in Egypt about Ramadan fasting laws.

June 28, 2015

The traditional Silk Route extended 4000km across an extensive transcontinental network. (Wikimedia Commons)
18:42 GMT
Egypt officially joins the trade union as part of comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes some $500M of Chinese investment in Egypt.
And now Miss Seeb Eidy she's behind bars for a year! (File photo)
14:38 GMT
Salma al-Fouly, who shot to fame as the "Seeb Eidy" singer, is now behind bars. How will prison treat her?
Haifa and Ghada - unwholesome entertainment for Ramadan? (Albawaba edit/file)
11:00 GMT
Judging by what's on our screens this Ramadan, Egyptian TV considers blasphemy a sport!
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins. (File photot)
09:56 GMT
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins.
Will Dalia face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS? (Assawsana.com)
09:36 GMT
Will Dalia al Buhairi face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS?
The scary moment Paris thought her plane was about to crash. (YouTube)
08:37 GMT
Ramez Galal's plane crash prank sends Paris Hilton crashing with fear!
'Haq Mayet' depicts a war of words between the Interior Ministry and a TV program over a murder. (Al-Arab 24)
08:00 GMT
Art imitates life in 'Haq Mayet', which shows the struggle between the media and the Interior Ministry.

June 27, 2015

Mohamed Salah
18:40 GMT
The Serie A side are hoping to retain the Egyptian's services and the director believes the player will agree to remain at the club
The earthquake hit most of Egypt's north and could be felt in Cairo. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An earthquake which hit most of Egypt's north on Saturday registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
The Ramadan series was produced with tech teams who worked on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (Instagram)
17:00 GMT
The Lebanese actress is now contracted to the series that will run over the next four years!
An Egyptian riot policeman detains a female student of al-Azhar University during a protest by students who support the Muslim Brotherhood inside their campus in Cairo on December 30, 2013 (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
14:00 GMT
Egypt has lashed out at a U.S. report criticizing its human rights record, saying that the report included “misinformation and exaggerations.”
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
07:06 GMT
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
DJ Paul van Dyk closed Formula One in Bahrain with an electrifying stint earlier this year. (EDM Life)
07:02 GMT
Grammy-winning German DJ's "The Politics of Dancing 3" banned for including collaborations with Israeli DJs.
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement.

June 26, 2015

The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan.
Jailed Egyptian journalists await sentencing by Egypt's military tribunal. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday said Egyptian authorities are exploiting national security concerns to put restrictions on press freedoms.

June 25, 2015

Palestinians wait to cross the border at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. (AFP/File)
16:55 GMT
Over a thousand Palestinians entered Gaza from Egypt during the three days Rafah was opened.
Madjid Bougherra is a very good sport! (Screenshot/AFP)
07:54 GMT
Extreme TV: Algerian footballer Madjid Bougherra is taken hostage and awaits a beheading in TV prank similar to one done by Ramez Galal.
Young Egyptian protesters hold up the Rabaa sign, associated with support for the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Fifty-four Egyptians on Wednesday were sentenced in absentia by a military tribunal to 15 years in prison.
El Beheiry received a five-year sentence last month. (The Cairo Post)
04:49 GMT
Egypt's Sunni authority of Al-Azhar accused Islam El Beheiry of denigrating Islam and Islamic heritage.

June 24, 2015

Yousra talks to Hisham in the Vodafone TV commercial. (YouTube)
15:14 GMT
After much persuasion, Egyptian starlet Yousra's hubby agreed to appear in Vodafone's TV commercial with her.
Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour speaks at a press conference upon arrival at Hamad Airport early June 24, 2015 in Doha. (AFP/Faisal al-Tamimi)
12:30 GMT
Journalist Ahmed Mansour, who was detained in Berlin and set free two days later, denounced the 'dictatorship regime in' while speaking at a press event.