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Egyptian army tanks are seen on patrol in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian security forces are battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula.
Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match between Carpi and AS Roma at Alberto Braglia Stadium in Modena on February 12, 2016.
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Roma's good form under Luciano Spalletti continued as Friday as a 3-1 win away to Carpi propelled the Giallorossi into Serie A's Champions League qualification places.

February 12, 2016

Activists and Italian nationals living in Egypt take part in a rally in memory of Italian student Giulio Regeni on February 6, 2016, outside of the Italian embassy in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed al-Shahed)
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Egypt has denied allegations that Regeni was kidnapped and killed by Egyptian security forces.
Egyptian doctors and medical students join the anti-government demonstration at Tahrir Square on February 10, 2011 (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Hundreds of Egyptian doctors rallied in front of the doctors’ syndicate where an emergency general assembly meeting is being held.

February 11, 2016

Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam (source:
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Zamalek's sacked coach Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam apologized to the Whites' fans, congratulated Ahly supporters after their win in the Cairo derby.
Israeli forces drilling to search for Palestinian tunnels in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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After multiple tunnel collapses this week, Egyptian forces destroyed a major one linking North Sinai and the Gaza Strip.
Members of the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate protest outside a hospital. (Twitter)
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The Egyptian Doctor Syndicate rallied around doctors attacked and abused by police officers.
In December, the ministry's recorded 189 drug in short supply but had available substitutes and 43 drugs in short supply with no substitute. (Twitter)
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The combination of a long-running pricing issue and a weak currency have led to widespread drug shortages in Egypt.
Swiss musician Bastian Baker to perform in concert in Aswan and Cairo. (Facebook)
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Swiss musician Bastian Baker to perform in concert in Aswan and Cairo.
A passenger train is seen on the Aswan-Luxor line in Egypt on Feb. 13, 2012. (Flickr)
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Two railway cars overturned as the train hit a cement wall trying to avoid an oncoming train.
Egypt's PM hopes that the debt will “at least [be reduced] to a very reasonable” level by the end of year. (Shutterstock)
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Delayed payments to gas and oil companies stem from 2011, but half of the $6.3B has already been repaid in the last two years.

February 10, 2016

A woman takes part in a rally in memory of Italian student Giulio Regeni, on February 6, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shaed)
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Egyptian investigators have tracked the last movements and calls made by Italian national and Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni.
File photo shows Egypt's Cairo court. (AFP/File)
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Anas al-Fekky had been referred by prosecutors to court on accusations of "illegally obtaining" around $4.3 million.
The IPOs are expected to relate to the retail and food sectors. (File photo)
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Beltone's acquisition by Naguib Sawiris and two former ministers has prompted a new change in investment strategy.
Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam (source: BBC)
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Zamalek dismissed coach Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam after the team's 2-0 loss to Ahly in the Cairo derby on Tuesday.
Al-Ahly team
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Malick Evouna ran half the length of the pitch, bamboozled three defenders and placed a shot into the bottom corner as Ahly claimed the Cairo derby bragging rights by beating Zamalek 2-0 to go seven points clear at the top of the Egyptian Premier League table on Tuesday.
Egypt relies on the Nile as its main source of water but Ethiopia believes wants to use the water to generate electricity for development. (Twitter)
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After nearly a dozen tripartite talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, progress is finally being made in selecting the consultancy firms.
The Egypt State Council. (Twitter)
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Eleven groups issued a statement against the ongoing exclusion of women from major judicial bodies in Egypt.

February 9, 2016

A woman holds up a sign at a demonstration in Cairo demanding freedom for all political prisoners in July 2012. (AFP/Gianluigi Guerci)
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Reports of 44,000 political prisoners in Egypt are a 'lie' according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Experts says the best protection against the H1N1 virus is a yearly dose of the flu vaccine. (AFP/Jesus Alcazar)
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A Palestinian man has succumbed to the H1N1 virus after being treated in an Israeli hospital.
The president’s apparent extravagance did not sit well with many Egyptians. (Twitter)
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The president’s apparent extravagance did not sit well with many Egyptians.
Egypt's interior minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar speaks during a press conference on February 8, 2016 in the capital Cairo. (AFP/Mostafa Abulezz)
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“These accusations are totally unacceptable, and this is not Egyptian security policy at all," Egypt’s Interior Minister said.
Serry Siam was one of 28 parliamentarians to have been appointed by President Sisi. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian parliamentarian Serry Siam had complained about being marginalized during recent sessions.

February 8, 2016

AWST is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs
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The Egyptian Sporting Club has defeated Jordan's Orthodox Club 48-47 after a very tough basketball match as part of the third Arab Women Sports Tournament...
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) issued the final confirmation ahead of Tuesday’s match for round 17 of the Egyptian Football League
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The Ministry of Interior declared that fans will not be allowed to enter Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria for the face-off between arch-rivals Al-Ahly SC and Al-Zamalek SC on Tuesday.
Activists and Italian nationals living in Egypt take part in a rally in memory of Italian student Giulio Regeni on February 6, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The results also confirmed that Regeni was not subject to any type of sexual abuse or assaults.
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Zamalek’s Ultras will commemorate at Fustat Park the one year anniversary of the stadium clashes and stampedes that killed 20 fans
UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri led a strike against Daesh in Syria in October 2014.
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The army chief officials discussed several issues including the fight against extremism in the region
Director Amr Arafa concludes shooting 'Men 30 Sana' Moqattam scenes, which stars Ahmed al-Sakka (pictured). ()
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Director Amr Arafa concludes shooting 'Men 30 Sana' Moqattam scenes.
Enas is known for making people gasp with her unorthodox opinions. (File photo)
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Enas el Dughaidi talks sex, porn and homosexuals!
Sharm El Sheikh has been suffering huge loses and low occupancy rates. (Middle East Collection)
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Solving the tourism crisis in Sharm El-Sheikh requires unconventional solutions, such as a mega-mall, world-class stadium and an international theater, says the IDBE chairman.
Sherine showed Fadel some love during her concert in Kuwait this week. (
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Singers Sherine Abdel Wahab and Fares Karam support former singer-turned-jihadist Fadel Shaker.
The three horse carriage drivers were caught in a sting mission organized by a local website. (AFP/File)
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The three horse carriage drivers were caught in a sting mission organized by a local website.
Giulio Regini. (Twitter)
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How does the Italian PhD student's death parallel the ongoing struggles in Egypt?
According to investigators Giulio Regeni had suffered "something inhuman, animal-like, an unacceptable violence." (AFP/File)
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Cut, stabbed, burned and his neck broken, a new autopsy reveals the tortuous last moments of Italian student Giulio Regeni.
A scene from Beyoncé’s new music video 'Formation.' (YouTube)
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While the world is rejoicing at Beyonce's surprise release of a new music video titled 'Formation,' Arabs thought of 26 lessons they should learn from this new release.
The French shipment in December was rejected for containing high levels of ergot fungus. (Pixabay)
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Egypt's rejection of a 63,000-tonne shipment of French wheat has caused confusion among international suppliers regarding import standards.

February 7, 2016

Egypt has a host of cultural and arts events taking place this week. (
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A boon for cinema lovers, this week will offer many films by European and Latin directors, alongside theatre events, music, and many exhibitions. Check them out inside.
Egypt hopes to end female circumcision by 2030
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Egypt’s Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddine said his country plans to end female circumcision by 2030
Israeli soldier poses in Gaza tunnel. (
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According to Israeli minister, Egyptian authorities flooded the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt at the request of the Tel Aviv regime. The two countries launched a campaign to destroy the tunnels and security cooperation is reportedly "at its best".
International journalists call on Egypt's Sisi to release imprisoned colleagues. (Twitter)
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A documented 782 violations against journalists in Egypt have been carried out in the past year according to annual report published by Egypt's Press Syndicate.
Al-Adly was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering less then a week after Mubarak stepped down. (AFP/File)
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Former interior minister Habib al-Adly and a dozen other officials have been banned by Egypt from travelling after facing "abuse of office" charges.
The dam is scheduled to be completed in 2017. (Twitter)
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The on again, off again discussions between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resume in Khartoum to debate the technical reports from two French firms.

February 6, 2016

Egyptian soldiers stand next to an armored personnel carrier on the road leading to Cairo University on July 4, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
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The Egyptian military claimed it killed ten militants in Sinai and arrested six after carrying out raids in the area.

February 5, 2016

Egyptian security stand guard outside the Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, where the body of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Italian graduate student, is being held on February 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The body of Italian national Giulio Regeni, discovered Thursday, showed signs of torture.

February 4, 2016

The 28-year-old had been missing since January 25. (AFP/File)
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Both Italy and Egypt will investigate the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni who was found dead and tortured on the outskirts of Cairo.
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Parliament members from Port Said have voiced their objection to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's call for dialogue with the Ultras football fan groups.
Saudi Arabia is on the hunt for terrorists. (AFP/File)
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Saudi continues a nationwide sweep of people suspected to be involved in "terrorism."
The body of Giulio Regina has been found. (Twitter)
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Giulio Regina has been found dead in the Giza desert.
Egypt has been undper pressure to improve its security measures following the downing of a Russian plane in October. (Travel Daily News)
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Two new explosive detectors will be installed at checkpoints on the road to Cairo International Airport.
Egyptian leaving Libya in 2015. (AFP/File)
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Thirty-five Egyptian migrants, including women and children, will be allowed to leave Libya and return to Egypt.
Bassem Youssef returns to the spotlight in a new US show! (File photo)
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Bassem Youssef returns to the spotlight in a new US show!
Can Adham make an actor look like this zombie? (
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Can this young make-up artist make Egypt's first ever zombie film?
Giulio went missing on January 25, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. (Twitter)
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The Italian foreign ministry did not give any indication of how the student might have died or whether his body had been found.
The new Recognised Membership application process will help bring the markets of Egypt and the UAE closer together. (AFP/File)
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Dubai's stock exchange has streamlined the membership process to facilitate Egyptian brokerages' easier participation.
Al Ahly fans who had traveled from across Egypt to watch the game up close, left the city 74 fans short
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The Ultras Ahlawy fan group reiterated demands for retribution this week, four years after a football stadium turned into a crime scene and over 70 people were killed in the Egyptian city of Port Said in February 2012.

February 3, 2016

Al-Sisi met with Russia's minister of industry and trade to discuss strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries. (AFP/File)
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The commission aims to establilsh a Russian industrial zone as well as stronger bilateral relations between Russia and Egypt.
Hamaki performing at the closing ceremony of the 2016 African Handball Cup of Nations. (Instagram)
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Mohamed Hamaki releases a new single in celebration of the Egyptian handball team.
Members of the Egyptian police special forces patrol streets in al-Haram neighborhood of Cairo on Jan. 25, 2016 in order to head off potential protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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A raid on Islamists in Cairo's Maadi district has left two dead following clashes.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters of former president Mohammad Morsi are seen in a protest in Cairo in 2013. (File)
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The accused were initially sentenced in a series of mass trials as Egypt cracked down on Islamists.
An estimated 150,000 housing units should be complete by the end of 2016. (World Bank)
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The loan will help boost liquidity for Egypt.s major national project to build one million units of social housing.
Does Amr Diab and Mohamed Mounir’s New “Al Qahira” Music Video Really Represent Cairo? (YouTube)
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Does Amr Diab and Mohamed Mounir’s New “Al Qahira” Music Video Really Represent Cairo?
Giulio Regeni was last seen January 25. (Twitter)
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A visiting Cambridge student has been missing since January 25.
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called upon 10 members of the Al-Ahly Sporting Club Ultras Ahlawy (UA) to intervene among disgruntled members of the fan base to urge them to observe judicial proceedings in the Port Said stadium riots.
Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the Serie A football match between Sassuolo and AS Roma at "Mapei Stadium" in Reggio Emilia on February 2, 2016 . AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
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Egypt winger Mohamed Salah ended a seven-match goal drought in the Italian Serie A to set AS Roma on their way to a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo on Tuesday.

February 2, 2016

Egyptian cartoonist released following arrest for 'unlicensed website.' (
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Egyptian cartoonist released following arrest for 'unlicensed website.'
Source: Marca
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Former Gouna player Amro Tarek becomes the first ever Egyptian player to join the Major League Soccer in the USA
A scientist studies mosquitoes in a lab Brazil. Mosquitoes are well-known carriers of the Zika virus.  (AFP/Nelson Almeida)
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The Ministry of Health in Egypt says it's taking precautions to stop the spread of the Zika virus.
Egypt's Coptic minority claim that they often face persecution. (AFP/File)
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They will stand trial this week over a video which allegedly showed them mocking Islam.
Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company and Trident Petroleum Egypt hpe to havea minimum of $4.5M from the yield. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's petroleum minister has approved an agreement for two firms to begin excavation on a 191sq km area southwest of Ta'er al-Bahr.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content. (File photo)
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Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content.
Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made the comments following speculation that cartoonist Islam Gawish had been arrested for mocking the former army chief.

February 1, 2016

Galal’s family received a phone call to retrieve their son’s body from Zeinhom morgue; he had been shot in the head. (AFP/File)
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Ahmed Galal, a young Egyptian man, was found dead on Sunday after having been reported missing for two weeks.
Cartoonist Islam Gawish. (Twitter)
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The popular cartoonist was released after being detained for a day.
Egyptian police stand guard at Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Twitter)
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Egypt's constitutional court is currently looking into another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the controversial law.
Families of victims are to receive compensation from the governorate in addition to the Social Solidarity Ministry. (Twitter)
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The detained suspect was accused of endangering the lives of citizens and the unintentional injury and killing of others.
An initial eight commodities will be traded by the end of the year, with plans for expansion in five years. (Eco Global Business)
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A bourse for the trading of the region's agricultural commodities will be launched as part of Egypt's plans to be a hub for grain exchange.
Egyptians wave the national flag in Cairo's Tahrir Square during a rally marking the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising on January 25, 2014. (AFP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang)
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On the fifth anniversary since the January 25 Revolution, many reflect on what's left and what went wrong.
Cartoonist Islam Gawish. (Facebook)
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Islam Gawish, popular cartoonist, was arrested at his place of work, after publishing an anti-regime cartoon.

January 31, 2016

Army forces supervise the process of demolishing tunnels in North Sinai. (Twitter)
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Explosions in North Sinai killed two and injured two others according to security sources.
Source: misrjournal
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Players from Egypt’s national handball team will each receive awards worth LE20,000 after winning the 22nd African Cup Saturday, Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz has said.
Dr. Taher Mokhtar  and his roommates were arrested after rioting broke out at the  fifth anniversary of the 25 January revolution. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian courts add 15-day extension to doctor's sentence while they investigate his part in Egyptian riots.
The group posted pictures of the attack on Twitter accounts allegedly operated by Sinai Province members. (Twitter)
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Sinai province has claimed an attack on a military M60 tank on Twitter.
Items such as household appliances, food, plastics, and clothing will be affected by the new customs tax increase. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Under Egypt's latest measures, higher import taxes on hundreds of imported products will be imposed on February 1 in an effort to protect local industries.
24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said was announced as the winner of the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. (
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24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said was announced as the winner of the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.
Iconic Egyptian actress Fayrouz has died aged 72. (
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Iconic Egyptian actress Fayrouz has died aged 72.
Sherihan has been famous for her daring and original fashion sense since the start of her career. (Facebook)
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18 looks that prove Sherihan is the original fashionista.
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Hosts Egypt secured a hard-fought 21-19 win over North African rivals Tunisia on Saturday to win the African Nations Cup and qualify for the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.