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The irrigation minister added that additional studies would determine whether the projected height of the dam – along with its storage capacity – would have any negative consequences for Egypt.
04:55 GMT
Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa soured last year over Ethiopia’s construction of the $6.4-billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.

August 28, 2014

More than 100 Palestinians are currently being held at the Cairo airport for trying to travel on expired visas. (AFP/File)
19:09 GMT
More than 100 Palestinians have been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport for more than three weeks after attempting to travel on expired visas.
Sinai militants released a video on Twitter detailing the execution of four Egyptian men charged with spying for Israel. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Sinai militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis said Thursday it depacitated four Egyptian men on charges of 'spying for Israel.'
Ousted Morsi detained for another 15 days pending investigation. [AFP]
10:01 GMT
Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar via Al-Jazeera TV channel.
What's the big deal if Amr Diab is Yemeni anyway? (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
New claims suggest that "Amr Diab" is the Egyptian singer's STAGE NAME and that he's originally from Yemen!
Egypt has been among the largest beneficiaries of U.S. military and economic aid. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to visit the U.S. in September to participate in the 69th United Nations General Assembly
BA Chamber Orchestra, performs tangos and film music on 10 Aug. (Image: BA Arts Center)
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On Saturday 30 August, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hisham Gabr, will perform music from well-known movies and Broadway musicals.

August 27, 2014

Tip of the iceberg.. When Egypt's belly dancing queen tips the bucket over hips first, it all goes belly's up!
13:27 GMT
It's not over till the Middle East freezes over! Another one bites the ice as belly dancing (ice) queen Fifi Abdo tips the ice bucket and takes the challenge on, hips first!
Construction represents an increasing share of overall gross domestic product (GDP)
11:55 GMT
The construction sector grew 2% while the cost of key materials including cement, ready mixed concrete, and reinforcement steel grew over 6% in the last quarter,

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.
The crash occurred early Tuesday morning in Egypt's Luxor province, killing 19 and injuring 15. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
Following another fatal bus collision at Egypt's Sham el-Sheikh Friday, A minibus crash Tuesday in the Luxor province killed 19 Egyptians and injured 15 more.
Will we see a collaboration between Van Damme and Elsaka soon? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:06 GMT
Ahmed Elsaka is a very lucky man! He's been receiving some special voice messages from the handsome Jean Claude van Damme!

August 25, 2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
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Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.
Nour el Sherif is the leading male actor in "Cairo Time." (Image: Facebook)
14:09 GMT
Nour el Sherif and Mervat Amin are set to return in a new film after 14 years of not working together!
Will "Engineer" Youssef win his District's upcoming Parliamentary elections? (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT
Director Khaled Youssef is officially running in the upcoming Egyptian Parliamentary elections!
Egyptian short film “The Visit” has been selected to be screened at the Festival. (Image: Myfestivaldb.com)
09:32 GMT
As the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival approaches, one Egyptian film has granted a place to get screened at the festival!
Selim was a prominent Egyptian actor with many famous titles to his name. (Image: Mydreambox.net)
09:03 GMT
Egyptian actor Abdel Mohsen Selim has passed away at the age of 70.
America Ferrera as Betty in the US TV series "Ugly Betty." (Image: Funny-pictures.net)
08:55 GMT
Hollywood starlet Salma Hayek is enraged with Amy Samir Ghanem's latest TV drama showmakers for stealing her hit US TV series "Ugly Betty's" ideas to use in Amy's show!

August 24, 2014

Gun shells cover the ground as a member of the Misrata militia group walks past, following battles surrounding Tripoli's airport, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT
Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian brokered ceasefire attempt was welcomed by Palestinian factions and the international community (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT
Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.
A new schedule will be prepared for paying outstanding dues to foreign partners in the petroleum sector,
04:55 GMT
The government is the reason behind the continued inability of the petroleum sector to repay dues to foreign partners in return for oil and gas received monthly, said an official at the Ministry of Petroleum

August 23, 2014

Many of Mohammad Muneer's fans are disappointed they won't see his face on stage. (Image: Facebook)
08:00 GMT
Some unhappy Muneer followers are threatening to stampede the concert if ticketed seats don't increase.
Donia Samir Ghanem says "bring it" cameras! (Image: Facebook)
06:08 GMT
Baby making is in the books, for now, and that bodacious actress as back at her cinematic best as she stars in "The Big NIght".
Special Kay hit the decks in Cairo this weekend as the fun began in the city. (Imaeg courtesy of primemag.me)
05:48 GMT
Here's what's shaking in the big city this week.

August 22, 2014

Still from Ahl Eskendereya TV series trailer. (Image: YouTube)
05:00 GMT
Following controversy during the month of Ramadan, Ahl Eskendereya series will be screened in several TV channels, Al-Ahram Arabic newspaper reports.

August 21, 2014

Tradition, cultural morays, and family expectations have been the primary constraints on women’s advancement in Egyptian society.
14:46 GMT
Egypt is a society, in which sexism is so ingrained in the economic, social, and political system that 50% of the population has, for the most part, been excluded.
Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
14:23 GMT
Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy." (Image: Al Arabiya)
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Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy."
Attacks by Sinai-based militants have increased dramatically since the ouster of Morsi, with attacks primarily targeting Egyptian security forces. [Press TV]
13:31 GMT
4 militants killed as Egypt's troops press on with daily offensives in Sinai
Safinaz posted a picture of herself on her wedding day, and she looked happier than ever! (Image: Facebook)
12:33 GMT
The only place Armenian Bellydancer Safinaz will be flying off to now is her honeymoon destination!
Sawsan said that she will always be friends with her ex-hubby Sameh! (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT
Following a seriously short marriage, Sawsan Badr has decided to end her sixth marriage!
A beautiful friendship brought Imam and Saleh together for many years. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:50 GMT
After more than 40 years of friendship, Adel Imam is being accused of neglecting his lifetime friend Saeed Saleh before he died.
Could Ruby have secretly gotten married? (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT
OK, everyone thinks that Ruby has secretly gotten married after a wedding band made an appearance on her finger!
The founder of the April 6 Youth Movement and fellow members have launched a new campaign against their detention. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
A number of jailed Egyptian activists decided to go on an open-ended hunger strike to protest their detention.

August 20, 2014

Peter Greste (left) and Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed were controversially given seven-year jail sentences for allegedly reporting misinformation during Egypt's unrest (File/AFP)
17:37 GMT
The lawyer for two Al Jazeera journalist appealed their seven-year jail terms in a Cairo court. Both reporters were jailed for allegedly fabricating news reports.
We can't bracket the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS in the same category (Image: The Independent)
13:47 GMT
Western governments freely branded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the same category as radical Sunni group ISIS. They're definitely not the same.
The deficit for fuel supplied to stations this month increased to approximately 8m cubic metres of gas and equivalent daily compared to 7m last month.
13:45 GMT
Electricity deficit increases to approximately 6,180MW, no solution in sight
Will we see Adel and Samir in an acting project together? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:05 GMT
Why did Samir Ghanem turn down an acting role with comedy legend Adel Imam?
Abdel-Fattah's decision to go on a hunger strike came after visiting his sick father in the hospital. (AFP/File)
10:58 GMT
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started a hunger strike in jail.
It's Sharif v Sherine as they go head to head in court on September 27. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Sharif Muneer is finally taking Sherine Abdel Wahab to court on September 27.
Enas and Yousra are planning to set up their own Tourist Village. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:08 GMT
Egyptian starlets Yousra and Enas el Dughaidi are planning to open a Tourist Village in Egypt. Would you go visit?
Nour Ashour is one of several talented performers showcased in the festival this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
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The evening will include performances by Osama El-Hady, Nour Project, Soot Fel-Zahma and Wasla, moving the audience across blues, jazz, rock, electronic music and oriental sounds, songs and instrumentals.
Fifi Abdo is out to prove she's doing great with Somaya Al Khashab. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
The drama all began when the two divas worked together in "Women's Vengeance", but now the actresses are determined to stop the rumors of their issues by performing together again.

August 19, 2014

Tamer Hosny's so hot, he's 180 degrees. (Image: Facebook)
15:21 GMT
We've been waiting awhile for the hot jams, and now they're officially coming on August 25th.
Amr Diab and his wife are A-ok, according to him. (Image courtesy of Arabian Weddings)
15:10 GMT
Amr Diab and his wife Zeina Ashour were rumored to be on the brink of divorce, but the Egyptian superstar posted something to prove otherwise.
The Suez Canal is a main source of income for Egypt, generating annual revenues of $5 billion.
13:47 GMT
Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.
Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 and subsequently imprisoned (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT
An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of former leader Mohamed Morsi along with some 130 Muslim Brotherhood members till August 23.
Security forces destroyed several "terrorist hideouts" used to launch attacks in Sinai (File/AFP)
12:58 GMT
Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.
Ibrahim Halawa, 18, from Firhouse, a suburb of Dublin, was arrested in August 2013 along with his three sisters after they were caught up in a military siege of a mosque in Cairo while his family was on holiday in the country. [Facebook]
10:37 GMT
Tony Blair has been urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for a year and is now facing the death penalty in a mass trial, which has been described as a “mockery of a court process”.
Ezzat doesn't the attention all on him at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
It' not all about him he says, no autobiography ay time soon.
Safinaz smokes up the stage, offending many in her get up. (Image: Twitter)
05:26 GMT
Safinaz apologizes for the sporting the Egyptian flag in costume form after it allegedly got in her trouble...again.

August 18, 2014

Donia has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT
Why has Donia Samir Ghanem appeared in a minimal number of scenes in her famous drama "El Kebeer Awi" (The Powerful One) with actor Ahmed Makki? Could the two be on bad terms?
Menna might be secretly dating Mohammad Abdel Aziz, according to their fans' speculations! (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT
Is there more to Menna Shalabi and Mohammad Abdel Aziz's friendship than meets the eye?
The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
11:19 GMT
"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.
Egypt's security forces are often targeted ever since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT
An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.
A scene from "Women's Prison." (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT
Nelly Karim's daughter was not allowed to watch her mum's successful Ramadan TV drama "Sijn El Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Ahmed is terribly upset by the pirating of his films. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy has vowed to never produce another film again, but has quickly changed his mind. Why?
"Copts Island" takes a closer look at the region's top minority. (Image: courtesy of Copts Island Facebook)
08:00 GMT
The documentary by Ahmed Rashwan is a significant step in cinematic portrayals of Egypt's largest minority.
Morsi is accused of collaborating with foreign organizations. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT
A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.

August 17, 2014

Suez Canal investment certificate yields will be paid to certificate-holders from annual revenues, after one year of drilling the canal, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez announced Friday.
19:35 GMT
The certificates, agreed upon by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a source of financing the new Suez Canal project, will be issued through public sector banks over a period of 5 years.
Tamer's concert failures have resulted in serious losses for the festivals' organizers. (Image: Facebook)
14:26 GMT
Tamer Hosny's severe lack of ticket sales in two Tunisian festivals have proved that he's not so popular there!
Ramez at his father's funeral this week. (Image: Facebook)
13:33 GMT
A number of celebrities stood by their friend Ramez Galal 's side at his father's funeral on Sunday.
Zeina and Ezz didn't speak to each other during their brief meeting at the funeral. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:06 GMT
Ahmed Ezz and Zeina happened to be in the same room for the first time since her return from the US with his twins!
Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.
Nelly will be one of the judges deciding whether YOU can dance or not! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT
Nelly Karim is taking on a new exciting project involving dancing and MBC TV!
Chief Palestinian negotiator, Azzam al-Ahmad said he was "optimistic" about reaching a long-term peace agreement with Israel (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.