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An Egyptian criminal court sentenced an Egyptian national and two Israelis to life in prison for charges of espionage, state news said Sunday. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian defendant is accused of working for the Israeli Mossad and providing them with information about the deployment of armed forces in Sinai.
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters gather in Ramses square. (AFP/File)
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The trial of 51 alleged Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the word of a single police officer, the organization said Sunday.
Court preliminarily sentences 11 defendants to death for 2012 Port Said stadium violence
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The Port Said Criminal Court referred on Sunday 11 defendants to the Grand Mufti to issue an opinion on sentencing them to death over murder charges during stadium violence which erupted in the canal city of Port Said in February 2012.
Sherine soaking up the sun in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
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Sherine Abdel Wahab soaks up the sun in Beirut and celebrates her "Best Middle Eastern Female Artist" MEMA win.
Riot police at Port Said Stadium in Egypt. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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Death sentences handed to 11 convicted of participating in the massacre have been referred to the Grand Mufti.
Experts say Morsi could face the death penalty in his upcoming trial this Tuesday in the latest of a series of harsh sentences handed down to Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
Youssef during his latest appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (Image: Twitter)
08:17 GMT
Bassem Youssef explains the Middle East's current state of affairs to Jon Stewart!
Ghada Adel stars in "The Pledge". (Image: Facebook)
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Ramadan will take us to an unknown village that appears to be cursed in the TV series “The Pledge” ("Al-Ahd"), starring Ghada Adel among other Arab actors.
This has been the longest closure of the Rafah crossing since 2009. (Image: AFP/File)
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Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef. (Image: Facebook)
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What better way to enjoy Eid El Fitr with the family than to celebrate at the cinema and watch Rania Youssef star in the film "Shad Agzaa".
Egyptian nationals are exiting Yemen due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country.. (AFP/FIle)
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A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Al-Mestarayah recruited 100 delegates to collect the money, in return for 20% of the collected money.
05:55 GMT
Prosecution investigations revealed that a notorious conman, known as Al-Mestarayah, has scammed Egyptians.
Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.

April 18, 2015

Egypt begins trial of 16 over deadly stadium violence
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The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Saturday the trial of 16 defendants accused of involvement in February's deadly football violence to May 18, during the trial's first session.

April 16, 2015

Ahmed Ezz's controversial look. (Image: El Fagr news)
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Ahmed Ezz is in the Egyptian spotlight often, be it for his artistic talents or some scandal, and his latest attention grabbing act was sporting a new look that Wafaa Amer assures she has no probs with.
Four new gas-powered power plants will have
a total capacity of 900 megawatts (image: on file).
19:13 GMT
Egypt has signed preliminary deals with Kuwait's Alghanim International for two energy-related projects worth a total of $1.6 billion.
Assaf and Nour el Sherif are working together on a Palestinian production. (Image: Facebook)
14:53 GMT
Mohammed Assaf is doing something he's never done before!
Roadside bomb explosions in the Sinai are a near daily occurrence. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
Bassem with his silver award for "Best TV Host." (Image:
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Bassem Youssef's satirical TV program "El Bernameg" is the first Egyptian and Arab program to win similar award.
Tamer Hosny Live in Holland - Amsterdam 12 April / European Tour. (Image: Ashtar Studio)
10:07 GMT
Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny is a raging success in Europe!
Somaya al-Khashab will proudly show off her new figure on screen.
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She's lost weight, looks great, and is ready for the camera again in "Yana Yanty" TV series with actress Fifi Abdo at her side.
In 2013, the IMF’s projections for real GDP growth was 2.2% (image: on file).
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Growth forecasts for Egypt’s real gross domestic product (GDP) were raised to 4% in 2015 and 4.4% in 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its World Economic Outlook report.
Iran launches a Hawk surface-to-air missile. (AFP Photo/Amin Khoroshahi)
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The US said Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of missiles to Egypt, the second biggest arms deal this week.

April 15, 2015

Salah and Dragovic
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Mohamed Salah greeted his former teammate at Basel and upcoming rival Aleksandar Dragovic ahead of the match between Fiorentina and Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives congratulations from Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz after becoming president. (AFP/File)
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Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.
The wheat harvest lasts from April to June.
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The world’s largest wheat importer needs around 9.5 million tonnes of wheat to produce subsidised bread, the main staple food for Egyptians.
Omar Junior is gay and proud but not allowed to enter Egypt! (Image: Google)
15:03 GMT
A new law bans gays from entering Egypt... too bad for Omar Sharif's grandson!
Egypt squad
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While the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to officially name a coach for the senior national team, the Super Eagles in preparation for Afcon 2017 in Gabon...
Earlier this week a car bomb exploded outside a police station in North Sinai's provincial capital of El-Arish. (AFP/File)
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Two military students died, and six other civilians were injured in the attack on Wednesday afternoon.
Rising consumption and falling production has turned the country from an energy exporter to a net importer.
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Egypt moved closer to easing its chronic power shortages this month with the arrival of a floating import terminal marking the start of imports of super-cooled LNG.

April 14, 2015

Egypt’s railway, which transports around 1.4 million passengers every day, has been struggling with an outdated system for years (image: on file).
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Egypt signed a $600 million framework agreement with the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited to renovate railway tracks along the the national railway network.
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
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A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
One of the Bollywood shows at the Cairo Opera House. (Image: Bassam Al Zoghby)
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This year, the India by the Nile festival brought several components addressing Egypt's Bollywood lovers, uncovering – or reasserting – the unconditional passion that the population holds towards the Mumbai's riches.
Protesters gather outside Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
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The US particularly criticized Egypt's frequent use of mass trials and sentencing, following the recent conviction 37 defendants to life terms, including Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.

April 12, 2015

The new rule arrives following a decision to stop imports of products that have features of Egyptian folklore and antiquities at the beginning of April 2015.
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This decision is considered to be a turning point for a country that has been mainly depending on purchasing a locally favoured heritage for years from abroad
An explosion outside a police station in North Sinai left two dead and 30 others injured, medical sources said Sunday. (AFP/File)
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An explosion outside a police station in North Sinai left two dead and 30 others injured, medical sources said Sunday.
Attacks by militants in the Sinai are an almost daily occurrence. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
Five Egyptian soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb in North Sinai on Sunday.
The Factory Girl was Egypt's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars). Image: The Cairo Post
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The Egyptian movie “Factory Girl” will be shown in Swedish cinemas on April 24.
Armenian Christian Catholic Iraqis sing during a mass for Easter Sunday celebrations at Umm al-Nour Church on April 5, 2015 in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
09:07 GMT
Why is Easter a movable feast while Christmas is fixed? Sherry El Gergawi explains.
The insurgency of the Taliban and the US war in Afghanistan have created years of instability that’s difficult to track. In times when interest in sex dipped down, there also tended to be casualties in NATO forces. Maybe most of those with Internet access in the country were also foreign troops.
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Sex is a universal interest. But when revolutions begin, priorities change.

April 11, 2015

A final sentencing for espionage charges faced by ousted Egyptian President and Brotherhood member, Mohamed Morsi, is scheduled for May 16. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
An Egyptian court announced the death sentencing of 14 Brotherhood members, including party leader, Mohammed Badie, in a televised session Saturday.

April 10, 2015

A farmer raises marijuana plants in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.  (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
05:00 GMT
A Lebanese customs unit arrested a group of drug smugglers Thursday, discovering a large shipment of hash headed for Egypt.

April 9, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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Fiorentina’s super striker Mohamed Salah has contributed 60 thousand Euros to Florence Muslim community in the team’s headquarters in Tuscany region, offering them a chance to repair the mosques in the Italian western province.
Four ports in Egypt were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the area. (AFP/File)
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Four ports in Egypt were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the area.
The West of Cairo power plant project is expected to increase power generation capacity by approximately 650MW, which is to be achieved through adding a steam-generating unit to the site. (Image: Shutterstock)
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Egypt's KWD 60m (approximately $216m) agreement with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) will support the West of Cairo power plant project.
Khaled Abol Naga and Yousra are just two of the stars named in the Cairo Film Festival advisory committee.
09:40 GMT
The next Cairo Film Festival will have some legendary artists on the advisory committee.
In recent months, militants have increasingly attacked economic targets in urban areas across Egypt, such as electricity pylons and mobile-network stores. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT
Eleven civilians were killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack in northern Sinai.
Youssef will take centre stage at the 58th New York Festivals' International Television & Film Awards in April. (Image: Google)
08:13 GMT
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef will take centre stage at the 58th New York Festivals' International Television & Film Awards in April.

April 8, 2015

Karim Hamdy, a lawyer who was arrested earlier this year on charges of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, was declared dead of torture wounds at a Cairo police hospital in February.  (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT
An Egyptian prosecutor referred two police officers to to criminal court Wednesday on charges of torturing a Muslim Brotherhood detainee to death.
Mobile application messages alert users on locations of bomb threats and resulting traffic jams.
07:39 GMT
Mobile application messages alert users on locations of bomb threats and resulting traffic jams.
The late, great Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez. (Image: wiki commons)
07:00 GMT
The late Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez left a legacy that possibly inspired US pop stars Jay-Z and Timbaland in their song "Big Pimpin", which has a striking resemblance to the opening of Hafez's “Khosara Khosara”.
Souad Massi at the mic. (Image: Facebook/ Aminouche)
06:00 GMT
No longer just a rumor, beloved Algerian singer Souad Massi is making way to Egypt this month.
Cairokee partying hardy. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
It's already album number five for the hit group.

April 7, 2015

Fiorentina 0-3 Juventus (agg. 2-4): Bianconeri brush Viola aside to reach Coppa Italia final
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Alessandro Matri opened the scoring and Roberto Pereyra doubled the Serie A leaders' advantage right on half-time before Leonardo Bonucci sealed a remarkable comeback
Ezz's face looked visibly smoother, especially around the mouth area. (Image: El Fagr news)
13:26 GMT
There's something different about Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz's face!
Hani Ramzy is ready to make Egypt smile. (Image: Facebook)
13:20 GMT
Down in the dumps, Egypt? Hani Ramzy has the solution for you!
Could Ezz end up winning this legal battle with Zeina? (Image:
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Is it the end of the road for Egyptian actress Zeina in her legal battle against Ahmed Ezz?

April 6, 2015

Massimiliano Allegri
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The Bianconeri boss has admitted the Egyptian attacker could trouble his side, but he remains hopeful of overturning their first-leg defeat
Boikutt is bustin' over to Egypt with his beats. (Image: Facebook)
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This Thursday, Egypt will get a little taste of Palestine with Ramallah-based rapper Boikutt at the Sherazade Club for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.
The shadow of an Egyptian policeman directing traffic. Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for a bombing attack that killed a police officer and wounded two civilians on a bridge in the affluent Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:00 GMT
A leader of the militant group Ajnad Misr was killed in a raid by Egyptian security forces in southern Cairo.
Egypt's escalating military involvement in the Yemen conflict has had a negative impact on investor's confidence. (Image: file photo)
08:58 GMT
Investor bearishness and hostilities in Yemen weigh heavily on Egyptian stock market as stocks fall sharply for the second consecutive session.
Asser Yassin is now an award-winning actor. (Image: Facebook)
08:17 GMT
The Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival closed its doors in Morocco on Saturday, and Egyptian actor Asser Yassin went home the victor of the best actor award.
Celeb stoner Bob Marley. The Tobacco Traders Association has called for a 10% tax on cannabis, which could potentially save EGP 4.2bn. (Image:
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The head of the tobacco traders association in Cairo has submitted a proposal to legalize the hashish trade as a means of decreasing the national budget deficit.