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Other pro-Morsi demonstrators were arrested in Alexandria Friday as well (File Archive/AFP)
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At least two demonstrators were killed Friday when riot police dispersed a pro-Morsi protest in Cairo.
Al Ahly right-back Fathi set for Arsenal trial
15:15 GMT
Arsene Wenger continues his search for full-back cover despite closing in on the £8 million signing of Mathieu Debuchy, with the Egypt international flying in to be assessed
Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single! (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single!
Egypt, one of the world's largest wheat importers, said on Thursday it had enough wheat to last for six months.
03:21 GMT
Egypt purchased 3.7 million tonnes of local wheat and also bought 5.46 million tonnes of wheat from abroad during the 2013-2014.
Reorganizing the shipments thanks to delayed efforts to secure a terminal will add to headaches.
03:16 GMT
Egypt has missed a window to avert gas shortages this year as plans to secure a floating import terminal from a Norwegian firm hit snags.

July 10, 2014

Egyptian authorities are allowing Palestinians to enter the country and be treated in Egyptian hospitals. (AFP/File)
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Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.
Ahmed flashes a smile now that he's put the drugs story behind him. (Image: Facebook)
09:53 GMT
Ahmed Azmi has finally been found innocent by an Egyptian court on his drugs charges.
Still from the trailer of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' (Image: YouTube still)
08:32 GMT
The biblical drama depicting Moses' departure from Egypt is set to hit US cinemas in December.
Ali Ismail is one of the Egyptian musicians performing at the new salon. (Image: Facebook)
03:57 GMT
If you like Al-Karama politics and you're down with some poetry and performing artists, then hit the newly opened salon each Thursday during Ramadan.

July 9, 2014

Attacks in Sinai often target police personnel since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi last year (File Archive/AFP)
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At least one soldier died from an explosion in Egypt's Sinai Wednesday.
Lebanon's border with Israel has remained tense since the 2006 war. Israel frequently violates international law however, by illegally entering Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
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Tensions remain high close to Lebanon's southern border as Israel deployed soldiers along the Kfar Shouba Hills area, while air strikes in Gaza continue.
Is there another side to Sherine Abdel Wahab we don't usually see? (Image: Facebook)
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Deeming her attitude totes inapprope, Egyptian actor Sharif Muneer has allegedly filed a lawsuit against the Egyptian singer.
Hassan Al Raddad holding up in the hospital after breaking his leg. (Image: Facebook)
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After breaking his leg recently, Hassan Al Raddad made a TV appearance on the show "Laylah" hosted by Samer Yousri.
Israel's air and naval forces have struck scores of sites across the Gaza Strip overnight, with ground troops arriving on the Strip's borders in advance (AFP/ File).
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has telephoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to support a ceasefire to halt Israeli military escalations in the Gaza Strip.
Adel Imam has signed up for another set of shows already. (Image: Facebook)
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No rest for the wicked! Adel Imam is already prepping for next year's holy month.

July 8, 2014

Lara Elayyan is one of the artists headed to the Hayy Festival. (Image: Facebook)
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Musicians from Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria and Morocco will be making their way to Cairo for the 9th Hayy Festival from July 10-25.
South Sinai’s 62,000 hotel rooms represent approximately 33% of Egypt’s total hotel capacity, according to Egypt’s Hotels Chamber.
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According to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, travel advisories issued for the Sinai Peninsula led tourism revenues to decrease in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3bn.
Hassan will need at least 2 weeks to recover from his injury! (Image: Facebook)
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Hassan al Raddad paid the price for being too active!
As Egypt's new president, Sisi is tasked with fixing Egypt's ailing economy. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi donated 500,000 Egyptian pounds to a bank account opened to receive donations for the ailing economy.
A still from the Electro Chaabi trailer. (Image: YouTube still)
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Depicting the world of Egypt's 'mahraganat' music, the documentary will be screened on Wednesday 9 July in London.
Fouad explained that using the Israeli flag was necessary for his prank. (Image: Facebook)
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Mohammad Fouad didn't know this would be the reaction of his viewers, so he had to explain the use of the Israeli flag on his prank show!
Factory Girl by the Egyptian director Mohamed Khan opened the MedFilm Festival in Rome on Friday in the director's presence. (Image: Facebook)
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The 20th MedFilm Festival opened on Friday in Rome with Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, one of several Egyptian films to be screened until 11 July.
Somaya has had the lights on her for many scenes, but she gives the dish on which time was the most trying.
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No one was surprised when Egyptian actress Somaya Al Khashab described a rape scene she had to film 18 times as the hardest of her career.
Adam did not expect additional financial assistance from Gulf countries in the next period.
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Foreign reserves are now the lowest since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

July 7, 2014

A recent cut in energy subsidies has caused fuel prices to rise. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
The Egyptian army will send buses to the streets to help transport civilians.
Egyptian subsidies are being cut in an effort to help the Egyptian economy. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has defended cuts to Egyptian subsidies.
Subsidy reform could lead to a boost in economic growth for the country. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT
Egypt's new government is cutting fuel subsidies in an effort to save the economy.
Basma and Tamer are now happier than they've ever been. (Image: Facebook)
13:23 GMT
Basma Bousel gave her and Tamer Hosny's fans something to smile about this week!
Egypt's violence has spilled over into the Nile Delta after the ousting of Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
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An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said during his statement on Sunday, militant group ISIL planned to "take over Egypt" (File/AFP)
09:06 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".
Reduction in public expenditures has prompted the government to increase the prices of automotive petroleum products.
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Since his inauguration a month ago, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has adopted several economic measures that have shaped Egypt’s economic climate.
The tax on other alcoholic beverages, such as wine and spirits manufactured locally or imported from abroad, has been increased by 150%.
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The resolution replaces old amendments to the Sales Tax Act, which were not implemented and were postponed after facing broad popular opposition.

July 6, 2014

Will the Egyptian Prime Minister ban Nelly Karim's TV drama this Ramadan? (Image: Facebook)
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A Facebook group has been created to petition for the cancellation of Nelly Karim's latest TV drama "Sijn Al Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Suzan Tamim was murdered by an Egyptian businessman in 2008. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Late Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim's father is suing the cast and crew of TV drama "The Trial."
Hani left his "Casanova" life behind to start a family. (Image: Facebook)
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We always want what we can't have, and to some women that includes a married Hani Salama!
TV viewers were so unhappy with Fouad's Israeli flag-raising on his prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:08 GMT
Mohammad Fouad has been a naughty boy, well, viewers of his prank show seem to think so!
A pro-Morsi supporter holds up a picture of the ousted leader in Cairo University, June 2, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Clashes in the Nile Delta province left five people including three policemen injured late on Saturday. Two of the victims were wounded during a demonstration for ousted president, Mohammad Morsi.
Yosra is taking it easy at home like the doctor ordered! (Image: Facebook)
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Last month, the world was happy to learn that Yosra el Lozy's finally pregnant, and that's why doctors have ordered her to stay in bed!
Egypt's security forces cracked down further on Muslim Brotherhood protesters following their calls for a "day of rage" on July 3, the first anniversary of Mohamed Morsi's ousting (File/AFP)
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Leading spokesman for Egypt's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy was charged with a number of offences including obstructing the constitution and joining a banned organization.
El Sakka and Ramez on the boat following the brilliant, and scary, prank! (Image: YouTube still)
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Action actor Ahmed el Sakka looked far from brave when he was pranked by Ramez Galal on his hit show "Ramez Qirsh Al Bahr" (Ramez, Shark of the Sea) last week.
"The people won't like that, this could turn the people angry and against the state," he added.
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Egypt had overnight on Friday slashed its subsidies for car fuel and natural gas, increasing their prices by more than 70 per cent.
Many citizens have objected to the price increase, which was approved by the government yesterday.
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Anger is mounting against recent petroleum price increases after government reductions in subsidies for the sector came into effect on Saturday.

July 5, 2014

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets this week in protest of the oust of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi this time last year (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
14:03 GMT
An Egyptian court convicted and sentenced to life 37 more Muslim Brotherhood members Saturday for "inciting violence" last year during clashes following former president Mohammed Morsi's oust from power in 2013.

July 4, 2014

Pro-Morsi supporters took to the streets Thursday and Friday to mark the oust of the former Islamist president's oust (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
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At least one teenager was killed in clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters Friday.
Egyptian riot policemen douse burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2014 in Cairo's Ain Shams district. [AFP]
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A bomb detonated on Friday in Egypt’s Fayoum governorate killing three, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.
Pro-Morsi supporters took to Egypt's streets Thursday marking the first anniversary of the former Islamist president's oust (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
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At least seven people have died thus far in a bomb blast on an Alexandra train late Wednesday.
Political unrest in Egypt is not affecting work on the mall, confirms George Kostas, CEO of UAE-based retailer Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
02:14 GMT
Mall of Egypt, the 160,000-square metre mega-mall being developed by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Properties in Cairo, is proceeding on track despite unrest in the country, a senior official confirmed.

July 3, 2014

Egyptian officials conducted a massive crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters in Kerdasa last year (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT
At least two people have died from the bomb attack that struck Egypt's Kerdasa region Thursday on the first year anniversary of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's oust.
Regarding President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s plan to provide the market with citizen’s needs for oil and sugar produced by the army, she said this plan is “illogical in economic terms and impossible to implement.
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The government is unlikely to succeed in controlling anticipated price jumps in markets, goods, and services vulnerable to such abnormalities in the wake of petroleum subsidy cuts in the new budget.
The Muslim Brotherhood called for a "day of anger," one year on from the ousting of Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
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Egypt's security forces cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood protesters on the year anniversary of their leader's ousting from government.
Amr will begin recording his postponed Ramadan drama in October. (Image: Facebook)
09:33 GMT
Singer Amr Diab recorded 8 songs for his TV drama debut next Ramadan.
Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested since ousted leader Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year (File/AFP)
08:31 GMT
Leader and spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, was arrested in Cairo after Egyptian forces raided his home.
Such an eclectic list of things to do this month (Image courtesy of Al Ahram Gate).
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Here's where to go and how to have fun this holy month in Egypt.
The government also lowered the target deficit ratio in the new budget to 10%, compared to 12% in the FY 2013/2014 budget, according to Dimian.
03:10 GMT
Economic experts have voiced scepticism over the government’s ability to meet the finance ministry’s revised GDP target for the 2014/2015 fiscal year (FY).
“It [the company] was also acquitted of any violation of Egypt’s tax laws, and thus did not take this decision into consideration,” the company added.
03:00 GMT
AhramOnline reported Tuesday that the construction tycoon has been sentenced in absentia to three years imprisonment on charges of tax evasion.

July 2, 2014

Ajnad Misr, or the Soldiers of Egypt, claimed responsibility for Monday's bombings, but authorities have arrested members from Ansar Beit Maqdis instead (Mohamed El Shahed/AFP)
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At least four members of the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Maqdis were arrested by Egyptian authorities Wednesday over this week's palace bombings.However, another militant group, Ajnad Misr, claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday.
These two lovebirds are still going strong despite the current distance. (Image: Facebook)
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With their careers keeping them apart, married Lebanese stars Yousif Al Khal and Nicole Saba are supportive but sad.
Lionel Messi and Ahmed Helmy in a commercial together. (Image: screenshot from commercial)
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Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy clears the air about his connection with soccer player Lionel Messi.
Jamal hopes that his fans will love his latest role as Gamal Abdel Nasser. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT
Jamal Suliman is careful to spare the feelings of his son Mohammad when it comes to Facebook!
Jordanian Hisham Said performs in Sofar Cairo (Image: Rowan El Shimi)
09:35 GMT
Cairo hosts its first ever Sofar concert, part of a global movement that brings live music to people’s living rooms.

July 1, 2014

An Egyptian police officer looks over the damage caused by Monday's bomb attacks (Mohamed Al Shahed/AFP)
19:20 GMT
An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Tuesday for Monday's bombings at the Ittihadiya palace.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization under law late last year (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT
Three top Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders were arrested in Egypt Tuesday ahead of the anniversary of former president Mohammed Morsi's oust last year.
He's still smiling, but Amro Waked wants you to help by watching the show. (Image: Facebook)
15:59 GMT
The recent political remarks made by Egyptian actor Amro Waked, which many had opposed, have negatively impacted his latest television drama “Ahil Iskandaria” (the People of Alexandria).
Athar Al Hakim is a happy woman now that her episode on Ramiz's show won't be airing.
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After claiming that filming the episode nearly cost her her life, Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim won a lawsuit against the prank show “Ramiz Qirsh Al Bahr” (Ramiz Shark of the Sea) .
The finance minister said the budget would push debt down from 94% of GDP, registered in the FY 2013/2014 budget, to around 90% of GDP
11:23 GMT
“The wages system in Egypt is closer to randomness than to being organised,” the minister said, adding that “a project for income law will be submitted to the cabinet during the coming period.”
Morsi's overthrow angered many Muslim Brotherhood supporters and sparked nation-wide protests. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT
The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has called on Egyptians to stage mass demonstrations on July 3 to protest President Sisi.

June 30, 2014

Three bombs exploded near the palace early Monday. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces successfully defused a fifth explosive device outside the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis Monday.
Roughly 50,000 licensed preachers will be allowed to lead Ramadan prayers across Egypt. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian government has ordered Ramadan sermons to stick to topics of faith and morality and not discuss political issues.
“All non-productive expenses have been trimmed down,” Alkaffas said, but declined to go into details pointing to a statement due to be issued later.
13:36 GMT
Boosted by aid worth billions of dollars from Gulf Arab countries after Sisi deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July, Egypt’s 2013/14 budget deficit was set to shrink to around 11 per cent of GDP from some 14 per cent the year before.
The group Agnad Misr is thought to be responsible for the bombings. (AFP/File)
12:39 GMT
Three explosions near the Presidential Palace have killed two policeman and left at least three people injured.
Amy is appearing in both radio and TV this Ramadan. (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT
Amy Samir Ghanem is working with comedian Ahmed Helmy on a new "psychological" project this Ramadan.
The series “Saraya Al-Abdeen" costs makers a lot of dough as well. (Image courtesy of MBC Misr)
11:00 GMT
"His Excellency" cost the most money of any Egyptian drama to make this Ramadan, but it's getting high viewership as well.
It has been a yearly tradition of the Cairo Opera House to contribute its share of Ramadan evenings with musical events. (Image: Tnnegypt.com)
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Between 9 and 24 July, the Cairo Opera House will hold a series of Ramadan evenings at the Open Air Theatre featuring Egyptian musicians as well as troupes from Sudan and Indonesia.
Egypt's security crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters resulted in thousands of arrests (File/AFP)
09:02 GMT
A Cairo court gave 16 pro-Morsi supporters three-year prison sentences for allegedly rioting and protesting illegally without a permit.
The season premiere of "His Excellency". (Image: Facebook)
07:49 GMT
The Egyptian artist is making some serious bank for his Ramadan serial “His Excellency” (“Saheb El-Sa’ada”).
An increase of approximately EGP 10bn ($1.4 billion) for fuel subsidies will be stipulated in the budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year to offset the increase in global prices of oil, according to a senior petroleum ministry official.
04:55 GMT
The escalation of violence in Iraq threatens investments in one of the world’s most important oil reserves, as Iraq was expected to become the world’s largest oil exporte
The estimated size of the proposed deal is the supply of seven BCM (billion cubic meters) of gas annually for 15 years.
04:55 GMT
The value of the agreement is estimated at some $30 billion.

June 29, 2014

Jamal and Karim will be working together on "The Blue Elephant." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:57 GMT
Elephants are good luck for Syrian actor Jamal Suliman, who's working on a new project based on the famous novel "The Blue Elephant."
If Imam didn't donate $7 million, did he give anything to the fund at all? (Image: Facebook)
09:07 GMT
Egyptian actor Adel Imam is wealthy, but apparently not rich enough to put $7 million into the Egypt Fund set by President Sisi!
Ahmed Ezz's drama with Zeina continues to haunt his career.
08:00 GMT
Will there be an "Excellence" this Ramadan season or no?
Should Hend Sabry be concerned by the boycotts? (Image: Facebook)
07:22 GMT
Her Ramadan drama has been added to the boycott list, but here's what the star has to say to those wishing her show to not be aired.
Security officials are frequently targeted in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
Four Egyptian police officers were shot and killed by armed assailants in the Sinai Peninsula.
Mohammad Fouad will be up against Ramiz Galal.
05:00 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohammad Foad is venturing into his first experience as a television host on the new prank show “Khush Ala Fo’sh”.
Credit Card issuance is easy, but it has certain requirements and limitations that should be clear to the customer.
04:55 GMT
The level of credit card penetration in Egypt remains low despite its worldwide presence.