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Sawiris has a $2.5B fortune and is Egypt's third wealthiest man. (The Globe and Mail)
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Tycoon Naguib Sawiris, the 609th richest person in the world, proposes to buy a Greek or Italian island to shelter refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean.

September 4, 2015

The four American soldiers were responding to an initial blast when the attackers injured them with a second explosive device. Militant attacks have become common in Egypt's Sinai region. (Al Bawaba/File)
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Six peacekeepers, including four Americans, were injured by improvised explosive devices in Egypt's northeast Sinai, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stand behind the bars during their trial in Cairo, Egypt, on June 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A criminal court convicted 25 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters on charges of arson and multiple counts of murder.
Egypt's culture minister said the country may be establishing a holding company for cinematic productions. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's culture minister said the country may be establishing a holding company for cinematic productions.

September 3, 2015

Four of the fishermen were saved and detained in a prison in the city of Khoms. (AFP/File)
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Four of the fishermen were saved and detained in a prison in the city of Khoms.
The non-oil private sector in Egypt grew last month despite increasing unemployment rates, a survey said. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The non-oil private sector in Egypt grew last month despite increasing unemployment rates, a survey said.
Daesh supporters raise their flag over an overrun Egyptian security checkpoint in Sinai. (YouTube)
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In a 37-minute video, Sinai's Daesh-affiliate, Wilayat Sinai, showed the group using advanced anti-aircraft missiles, raising concerns for Egypt's heavy-reliance on air power to combat the militant group.
Egypt's top prosecutor made a similar move last month by releasing 125 detainees - some on medical grounds, others, students (AFP/File)
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Egypt's top Prosecutor-General Ali Omran ordered the release of 77 pro-Morsi prisoners on medical grounds.
Singer Nadia Mostafa says 'kitschy' stuff must go; singer Mostafa Kamel agrees but questions how the rule will be implemented. (Listenarabic.com)
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The Egyptian Musicians Syndicate is requiring any singers performing in Egypt to 'cover up'!
The Alexandria Film Festival is set to screen 300 films this year. (Afktravel.com)
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The Alexandria Film Festival is set to screen 300 films this year.
Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakherji is competing in the Alexandria Film Festival with her film "Cherry Messages." (Ana Zahra)
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Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakherji is competing in the Alexandria Film Festival with her film "Cherry Messages."

September 2, 2015

Tamer Hosny and Ghada Adel are starring in a new romantic comedy titled "Ahwak" (Love You). (Bitajarod)
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Tamer Hosny and Ghada Adel are starring in a new romantic comedy titled "Ahwak" (Love You).

September 1, 2015

Source: elwatannews.com
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El-Welily expressed joy as she became Egypt's first ever world number one ranked squash player
Egyptian policemen stand guard outside at a polling station. (AFP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang)
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The five publishing houses are now under the management of the ministry of culture.
An Egyptian soldier near the Rafah border with Gaza. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian security forces claim to have thwarted a potential suicide bomber, killing the suspected assailant in an exchange of gunfire.
Leviathan gas field in Israel. (AFP/File)
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The delay came one day after news broke on the discovery of a natural gas field in Egypt.
The renowned Lebanese Ghada Shbeir's concert will close the 13th Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival. Shbeir talks about her journey with music and Arab-Andalusian heritage. (Facebook)
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The renowned Lebanese Ghada Shbeir's concert will close the 13th Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival. Shbeir talks about her journey with music and Arab-Andalusian heritage.
Egyptian authorities intend to fill the tunnels with water to prevent smuggling into Gaza. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Egypt's military continued to crackdown on underground smuggling tunnels between the Sinai and Gaza Monday by filling them with water.
The majority of people detained in Egypt were accused of involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
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In addition to the 1,250 cases of forced disappearances, The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms recorded more than 200 cases in which the individual reported missing was never located.

August 31, 2015

An Egyptian woman casts her ballot during the 2014 presidential elections. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.
Liqa and her ex-husband Fahmy still feuding over the large sum of money he owes her. (Gololy)
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Liqa Suwaidan and her ex-husband Hussein Fahmy still feuding over the large sum of money he owes her.
The cool water unit of the Al-Hamra electricity station leaked highly flammable Mazut oil. (Pixabay)
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Flammable oil leaked from an electricity station in Assiut on Friday, forcing the closure of 10 water stations.
The discovery was made in the Shorouk block that was awarded to Eni in January 2014 following an international bid. (Shutterstock)
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Find could be one of the world's largest natural-gas discoveries.
Egypt's biggest exports are to Iraq first, followed by Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya and then Sudan.(Ecomena)
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Forty percent of Egypt's exports are destined for Libya and Iraq; is the Islamic State imposing fees on Egyptian goods?
Argentina trancin' out. (Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Here's how Aly Amr Fathalah and Fadi Wassef Naguib put Egypt on the world trance map.

August 30, 2015

Egypt's three year sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists sparked international outrage this week, prompting the reemergence of #FreeAJStaff. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's three year sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists sparked international outrage this week, prompting the reemergence of #FreeAJStaff.
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy talks to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney during the trial, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned British ambassador John Casson over comments he made on press freedom in wake of the Al Jazeera verdict.
A report found EgyptAir had accumulated billions in losses in the past three years. (AFP/File)
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A report found EgyptAir had accumulated billions in losses in the past three years.
Al-Jazeera's Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed (R), Al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian reporter Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Australian journalist Peter Greste. (AFP/Ben Stansall, Khaled Desouki)
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Canada, the UK, the US and human rights group Amnesty International have criticized the three year prison sentences at the journalists' retrial.
Amal Clooney lashes out at Egypt after Al-Jazeera journalists are imprisoned. (AFP)
09:29 GMT
Amal Clooney lashes out at Egypt after Al-Jazeera journalists are imprisoned.
Haifa Mansour's "Wadjda" is one of the films screening in Cairo this week. (Image Archive)
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Check out the list of awesome sauce cultural events to do in Cairo and Alexandria this week.

August 29, 2015

Salah quenches his thirst during Roma training
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@OfficialASRoma: .@22mosalah quenches his thirst during a moment of respite in this morning's practice #ASRoma
Al Jazeera journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy (left), and Egyptian Baher Mohamed stand outside Cairo's Torah prison, July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt, following a retrial Saturday.
Egypt's Criminal Court referred 12 defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated "terrorist cell." (AFP/File)
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Egypt's Criminal Court referred the defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated "terrorist cell."

August 28, 2015

Libyans cross the border into Egypt from Libya's Matrouh governorate. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian governor from Matrouh met with Libya's interior minister to discuss reopening the border.
The body of a police officer was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village. (AFP/File)
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The body was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village.
Ghalia Benali's upcoming concert will be part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing that continues until 31 August. (Facebook)
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Ghalia Benali's upcoming concert will be part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing that continues until 31 August.

August 27, 2015

An Egyptian boy walks past burning debris during a protest in Suez. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's military court in Suez sentenced 40 defendants to up to 15 years in prison Thursday for charges of vandalism dating back to February.
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area. (AFP/File)
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Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area.
An Egypt security officer stand guard at the scene of a car bomb in 2013. (AFP/File)
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Rates of violence in Egypt soared in the week from August 14-20 despite the issuance of the country's controversial anti-terrorism law.
Yehia Khalil jammin' out. (yallabina.com)
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Cairo Opera House will come alive on Monday, August 31st with some wicked sweet beats by Yehia Khalil.
Egypt had previously banned the rice export years ago and said the good needed to be saved for local consumption. (AFP/File)
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A ministry official said the prohibition will begin Sept. 1.
Egyptians wait in line to travel back to Cairo from Libya, which was one of the restricted countries last year. (AFP/File)
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Egyptians traveling to nine countries will need prior approval from the country's security agencies.
Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will host a spectacular trance show in Cairo in September. (YouTube)
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Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will host a spectacular trance show in Cairo in September.
Both leaders met in Moscow this week to discuss security and trade. (AFP/File)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called for a coalition to fight terrorism in the Middle East
The Arab League's Joint Defense Council was scheduled to meet Thursday to draft a protocol for an Arab Joint Force. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia requested the meeting in Egypt be rescheduled.
Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting. (Screenrant.com)
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Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting.
Egyptian American Haisam Hassanein said his experience in Tel Aviv made him rethink Arab perceptions of Israelis. (YouTube)
03:39 GMT
One Egyptian American at Tel Aviv University changes the narrative of Israeli attitudes toward Arabs.
An amendment in Egypt's tax law will be raising the income bracket for tax exemptions. (Shutterstock)
01:51 GMT
An amendment in Egypt's tax law will be raising the income bracket for tax exemptions.
Global marketing company J. Walter Thompson was selected for a contract with Egypt to campaign for the country's tourism. (AFP/File)
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Global marketing company J. Walter Thompson was selected for a contract with Egypt to campaign for the sector.

August 26, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two countries are finalizing the details of the nuclear plant project. (AFP/File)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two countries are finalizing the details of the nuclear plant project.
Smoke billows form an explosion that occurred during an attack on an Egyptian police station in Sinai earlier this year. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Tow Egyptian police where killed on their way to work in the restive region of Sinai on Wednesdat
No fatalities were reported in the North Sinai attack. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A roadside bomb injured four civilians and one police officer in Egypt's volatile North Sinai Tuesday.
The market's prices rose as hot temperatures affected the wearing of the rubber.
09:17 GMT
The market's prices rose as hot temperatures affected the wearing of the rubber.
Don't mess with Zeina when it comes to her and Ahmed Ezz's "relationship." Not even if you're Amr Diab! (File photo)
08:19 GMT
Don't mess with Zeina when it comes to her and Ahmed Ezz's "relationship." Not even if you're Amr Diab!

August 25, 2015

Mortada Mansour
17:54 GMT
Hardcore fans of the Zamalek Sports Club football team have still not returned from Tunisia following an international game there...
Hany al-Masry worked for Walt Disney Imagineering. (Image Archive)
17:15 GMT
Hany al-Masry lost his long battle with leukemia at age 64 after having worked as a designer for Walt Disney.
The paper's administrators said reporters would likely be taken off the print publication to work as online journalists.
12:54 GMT
The paper's administrators said reporters would likely be taken off the print publication to work as online journalists.
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members are detained following the ousting of Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
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Alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Hamed's family wasn't allowed to see his body after death.
African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean on the fence of the Holot detention center in Israel's southern Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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Authorities said Israel will begin with freeing hundreds of migrants on Tuesday.
Sisi's three-day visit to Moscow marks his third visit since the start of his presidency. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
High on the Egyptian President's agenda are Egypt's hopes to join Eurasian free trade zone and an establishment of a Russian industrial zone near the Suez.
Basel was highly praised for his role in the Ramadan TV series "My Path." (Sayidaty.net)
07:47 GMT
Basel Khayat, who acted alongside Sherine Abdel Wahab in his recent Ramadan TV series Tariqi, talks to Ahram about his acting technique, his experience making Tariqi and potential future projects.

August 24, 2015

Young Muslim Brotherhood supporters chant during a rally in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
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A report by Democracy Index recorded 600 student expulsions and 1000 arrests that took place during more than 800 protests at universities across Egypt in the past academic year.
The amendments reduced the top income bracket to begin at LE200,000 per year, from LE250,000.(MBC)
15:20 GMT
New amendments include tax relief for the wealthy and wider tax exemption income brackets.
Egyptian TV series "Tariqi" (My Road) to be screened on Columbian TV.
15:08 GMT
Egyptian TV series "Tariqi" (My Road) to be screened on Columbian TV.
Jesualdo Ferreira
14:51 GMT
Zamalek coach fears player exhaustion due to short breaks between games
The defendants face 20 years in a maximum security prison. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The eight Brotherhood Members, including a journalist and former member of parliament, were accused of complicity in violence that took place in 2013.
Negotiations are allegedly underway for the release of the four Hamas members. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
Hamas said Egypt will be held responsible for the lives of four of its members who were kidnapped by a Daesh affiliate Wednesday at gunpoint shortly after having entered Egypt from Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation.
The bus carrying policemen was targeted in the Beheira region. (AFP/File)
10:10 GMT
Two security personnel were killed and dozens of others injured after a bomb targeted a bus in Beheira, north of Cairo.
Hani Shaker and Hussein al Jassmi are among those honored with national awards on Morocco’s Youth Day. (Facebook)
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Hani Shaker and Hussein al Jassmi are among those honored with national awards on Morocco’s Youth Day.
The statue of Sekhemka and his wife Sitmerit dates back to the 5th dynasty. (Museum Association)
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4500 year-old statue was stopped from export to a private buyer, but the ban is due to expire on 29 July.

August 23, 2015

Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development. (AFP/File)
17:33 GMT
Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development.
Khaled Darwish rockin' the oud at the Citadel festival. (Facebook)
15:43 GMT
The 24th iteration of the festival gave props to five fine artists who left their mark on the music and opera scene to the sounds of Cairo Steps.
Egyptian riot police stand guard outside the Shura Council during a protest against President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2012. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Police officers went on strike for the second day to demand better pay.
Protestors in Egypt hold portraits of detained journalists during a rally against the government's recent crackdown on dissent inside the country. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT
The Egyptian press syndicate voiced concern over the contents of newspapers being omitted or amended by "unknown oversight bodies," warning that such a practice could bring about the return of newspaper censorship.
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012.
Egypt's new anti-terror law legalized a new set of penalties that can be applied onto people involved in terror-related activities. (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT
A veterinary physician and two students were arrested for allegedly supporting 'jihadist ideology' on Facebook.
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal.
Mohamed Mounir performing on August 10th. (Facebook)
05:43 GMT
"The King" nailed his gig at Egypt's Norther Coast, despite some serious organizational glitches.
Mohamed Salah
04:16 GMT
The pair failed to make much of an impact in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Verona but the Frenchman believes the summer signings will soon settle

August 22, 2015

Dinal El-Wedidi is one of the exciting artists ready to perform in Egypt this week. (Facebook/ Bassam Allam Photography)
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Egypt is chock-full of awesome opportunities to get out and play this week. Check it out!