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July 29, 2016

Georges Leekens
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Former coach Mohamed Helmi resigned following Sundowns defeat in the African Champions League
Israel PM welcomes Sisi call for peace to be expanded to other Arab states. (AFP/File)
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Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognise Israel, in 1979, but the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 brought to power the government of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, straining relations with Israel.

July 28, 2016

Zamalek's outgoing coach Mohamed Helmi (Photo: Ahram)
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Mohamed Helmi stepped down as Zamalek coach late on Wednesday following the team’s second defeat by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in 10 days, the club’s outspoken chairman Mortada Mansour said.
Egyptair is encouraging Egyptians to support local tourism and take their holidays inside the country. (Shutterstock)
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The campaign is hoped to boost local tourism and domestic flights.
The mother (2nd L) of 16-year-old Iraqi Nabil Abdul Karim, who died in a massive bombing in Baghdad's Karada neighborhood as he went to celebrate his birthday, reacts as she visits the aftermath of the attack on July 4, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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The fraudulent bomb detectors, acquired for thousands of dollars, are still in use as 'scarecrows' in hopes of deterring potential bombers around the Middle East.

July 27, 2016

Singer Faia Younan is performing in Cairo and Alexandria. (YouTube)
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Singer Faia Younan is performing in Cairo and Alexandria.
Hanks called the film 'magnificent.' (Facebook)
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Hanks called the film 'magnificent.'
Reaching out to a qualified talent pool in the Egypt is not easy feat.  (File photo)
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Recruiting in the highly saturated and highly competitive Egyptian job market can be complicated.
Ramadan Sobhi
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Stoke City has officially announced the arrival of Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi
As inflation rises, the value of Egyptian currency decreases. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's high inflation rate is only expected to climb in upcoming months.

July 26, 2016

Egyptian President Abdelfattah el-Sisi (AFP/File)
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Egyptian President Abdelfattah el-Sisi abruptly cancelled plans to visit Mauritania for the Arab Summit amid rumors of a plot to kill him.
Egypt, which has been facing foreign currency shortages, devalued the pound to 8.78 in March then hiked key rates by 150 basis points just days later to control inflation. (File photo)
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The central bank put up its key rates by 100 basis points to their highest level in years at its last MPC meeting on June 16, a move economists said was meant to rein in surging inflation and ease downward pressure on the Egyptian pound.

July 25, 2016

Ramadan Sobhi
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Ramadan Sobhi has joined Stoke City from Egyptian champion Al Ahly.
Mohamed Abou-Treika
17:56 GMT
An Egyptian legal body that acts on behalf of the government has appealed a court ruling that overturned a decision to seize assets belonging to Egyptian football star Mohamed Abou-Treika.
Ihab Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Sport360)
15:42 GMT
Egypt's most promising athlete Ihab Abdel-Rahman may miss next month's Olympic Games after failing a doping test
Among Arab investors in Dubai, Jordanians came in first, followed by Egyptians and Lebanese. (File photo)
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Overall, Arab investors contributed investments worth $1.9 billion in the first half of 2016.
The commercial theatre play, Ahlan Ramadan, has so far grossed over 1 million ($112 thousand) Egyptian Pounds. (YouTube)
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The commercial theatre play, Ahlan Ramadan, has so far grossed over 1 million ($112 thousand) Egyptian Pounds.
Libya football team
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Libya are in Group A of the African 2018 World Cup qualifiers alongside Tunisia, DR Congo and Guinea
Solar energy is one form of renewable energy that could bring millions to Egypt's economy. (Shutterstock)
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Italian renewable energy projects in Egypt are seeking compensation for unhappy investors.

July 24, 2016

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death. (
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On the 64th anniversary of the 23 July 1952 revolution, Ahram Online republishes an article about the classic films that attempted to capture changes in the socio-political system.
HSBC Switzerland is at the center of an international, multi-billion-dollar scandal. (AFP/File)
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Yasser Mallawany, an Egyptian businessman with connections to the Mubarak family, may be the "ringleader" in a HSBC banking scandal with $3.5B USD at stake.

July 23, 2016

Ramadan Sobhi
20:38 GMT
The Ahly winger passed a medical with the English Premier League side Stoke City and is close to concluding the deal
Marwan Mohsen joins Ahly on a five year contract (Photo: Ahly's official website)
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Mohsen joined Ismaily last year coming from relegated Portuguese side Gil Vicente

July 21, 2016

Thousands of Turkish citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against an attempt by the military to overthrow the government. (File/AFP)
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Turkey and Egypt have exchanged verbal blows over the past week in light of the failed military overthrow of Turkey's government.
Egypt's rail authority is facing significant losses. (Shutterstock)
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The vital railway suffers from years of negligence due to the reliance on a manual system for maintenance and the signals system.
Youssef Chahine was an Egyptian film director, active in the Egyptian film industry from 1950 until his death in 2008. (File photo)
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The festival will screen a total of 34 Arab films in its main competition, including features, shorts and documentary films.
Built 146 years ago, the Suez Canal is one of the world's most heavily used shipping lanes. (AFP/File)
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Monthly revenues have tumbled at the start of this year in January and February before climbing up again in March by 11.8 per cent compared to the month before, reaching EGP 3.477 billion.

July 20, 2016

Osama Ibrahim (Photo: Ahram)
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Zamalek moved to strengthen their squad by signing Mahmoud Abdel-Aati 'Dunga', Mohamed Mosaad and Hosni Fathi from Maqassa along with ENPPI full-back duo Mohamed Nassef and Osama Ibrahim
Florent Malouda (Photo: The player's official website)
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Malouda scored three goals and assisted on another eight in 16 matches with Wadi Degla this season
Barclays is divesting its Africa unit as part of a plan to simplify its structure and seek higher shareholder returns. (AFP/Carl Court)
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Banks have now been invited to submit bids to takeover Barclays banks in Egypt, with the bank's equity value estimated around $400 million.
Ramadan’s hard work and notable successes have been recognised by critics and numerous renowned figures in Egyptian cinema. (Facebook/Mohamed Ramadan)
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With fans imitating the behaviors and actions of his highly popular El-Dessouky character - a sweary arms dealer and wife beater - some critics want Mohamed Ramadan to start shedding the bad boy roles.
El Sakhawy was often cast as a foreigner in films because of his western looks. (Courtesy photo)
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The funeral ceremony for El Sakhawy was held at "Alsabah" mosque in the "Alharam" area and he was buried at the family cemetery in "Masr Elgedeedah".

July 19, 2016

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, far left, with African heads of state at the AU summit in Kigali, Rwanda. (AFP/Cyril Ndegeya)
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On the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Rwanda, Egypt's President Sisi and Ethiopian PM Desalegn agreed to begin technical studies on the Grand Renaissance Dam.
Selfie, received 57% of mentions on social media accordimg to Meltwater social media monitoring and analysis tools. (MBC)
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The most talked about show on social media proved that TV audiences were after laughs, not pranks, on MBC this Ramadan.
Egypt's attempts to revive the tourism sector were dealt another blow in May when the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board. (File photo)
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British aviation security experts have returned to Cairo International Airport to review security measures for London-bound flights.
The 69th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival will take place in Switzerland between 3 and 13 August, with Egyptian films to be screened among a selection of international films. (Courtesy photo)
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Yousry Nasrallah's Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces as well as Mohamed Hammad's Withered Green will be screened at the upcoming Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.

July 18, 2016

Al Jassmi was behind "Boshret Kheir," a song that almost became Egypt's national anthem.
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A powerful rumor was launched by a mysterious Facebook post which included the hashtag #TeamSisiSong.
Oman beach handball team
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A win for Oman over Egypt will end an encouraging campaign for the sultanate side at the worlds.
RWE operates in concession areas at the Red Sea’s Gabal El-Zeit, Ras Gharib, Ras Badran in Abordes in South Sinai, and Desouk in Kafr El-Sheikh. (File photo)
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RWE has allegedly not been paid its accumulative dues by the Ministry of Petroleum for its development in four Suez concessions, leading to unpaid salaries for its workers in June.

July 17, 2016

Mark Hughes
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Mark Hughes praises Ahly's Ramadan Sobhi, confirming a regular place in the Potters' starting 11 when the deal is done
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and former Turkish president Abdullah Gul (C-R) attend the funeral of a victim of the coup attempt in Istanbul on July 17, 2016. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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A statement that called on all parties to 'respect the democratically elected government of Turkey' was blocked by objections from Egypt.
Debris from the wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that crashed on May 19. (AFP/File)
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The Egypt-led investigation committee said it was still too early to know the reason or place where the fire occurred.
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The veteran host was the first to pioneer the talk show format in Arabia and is known for his sarcastic sense of humor and blunt tone.
According to Euromonitor, the biggest challenge facing Egypt is insecurity. (File photo)
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Egypt is already considered a cheap destination and another round of currency devaluation is unlikely to revive tourism specifically without improvements to security, analysts say.
Bolton has performed alongside Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King. (File photo)
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Bolton is an award-winning musician with a repertoire comprising of over 17 albums.

July 16, 2016

Tarek Selim (Photo:
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Former Egypt and Ahly football star Tarek Selim died on Saturday at the age of 80 after a long battle against illness.