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October 23, 2014

A bomb aimed at policemen stationed outside of Cairo University went off, injuring six police and five civilians. (File/AFP)
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Militant group Anjad Misr claimed responsibility for a blast at Cairo University on Wednesday.
Angham has been in hiding lately after the Ahmed Ezz marriage doc surfaced.
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Angham was mysteriously absent at the recent Alexandria International Song Festival where the songstress was to accept an honorary award for her accomplishments throughout her career.
Ehab is sadly mourning the death of his beloved mother. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq's mother has passed away on Wednesday.
“Made in Egypt” by Egyptian comedian Ahmad Helmy appeared to be an adaptation of John Bennett’s comedy “Ted.” (Image: Al Arabiya News)
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Why does it feel like Egyptian cinema is blindly ripping off ideas from Hollywood films?
Khaled Abol Naga is seriously displeased his film wasn't picked for the Oscars. (Image: Facebook)
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The Egyptian actor is displeased that his film didn't get picked as the Egyptian entry into the Oscars.
Universities across Egypt have been witnessing mass protests by angry students in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
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A bomb outside Cairo University injured 10 people.

October 22, 2014

During his time in power, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has led a paradoxical campaign about Islam. (AFP/File)
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When his fans hail him as the new Ataturk, they're ignoring some key details about Egypt's al-Sisi
Bushra is willing to sell her Paris-made wedding gown for a good cause.
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The Egyptian actress is calling all celebs to join her charitable campaign of donating personal items for a cause.
Militants in the Sinai have staged cross-border attacks in the past, but have not claimed responsibility for today's shootings. (AFP?Said Khatib)
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IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said in an Twitter statement Wednesday that two IDF soldiers, one male and one female, had been wounded by shots fired from Egypt.
So long, no silver screen for Yousra. (Image: Facebook)
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When it rains it pours for Yousra because she'll be filming the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel scenes at the same time as this new film.
How well will Hamaki do as a first-time actor? (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki's upcoming acting project has been brewing for a while now, but he's in no rush to cook it up yet!

October 21, 2014

The government has begun taking steps to convert Egypt into a global logistics centre for the handling and storage of grain and food commodities according
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Mehleb says the project is as important as the Suez Canal expansion
Shoukry believes that, besides the GCC, Jordan represents approximately 80% of total Arab tourism to Egypt.
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The Ministry of Tourism is aiming for regional tourism to account for 20% of the total inbound tourism to Egypt, according
Paramedics carry the bodies of those killed, following a fierce gun battle between security forces and militants in the village of Arab Sharkas, March 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
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An Egyptian court handed down death sentences to seven men found guilty of terrorism offenses Tuesday following a raid in March where two military officers were killed.
Private security guards check student IDs as they enter their universities. (File/AFP)
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Egypt bolstered private security at universities due to increased anti-government protests at the start of the academic year.
Ahmed "the adventurer" with his wife Maha. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actor Ahmed el Sakka was surprised to come home to a large crowd of angry protesters gathered outside his house. What did the action hero do?
When will we see Maali on our screens again? (Image: Facebook)
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We haven't seen her in the cinema for quite some time, and it looks like we'll still have to wait to see Maali Zayed in the movie theater.
Then and now: Amr Diab's still got the same cute face he had in 1961. (Images: Facebook)
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Count those candles! Amr Diab made quite the cute 8-year-old birthday boy. Do you think his looks have carried on 45 years later?
On 31 January 2011, Moody’s downgraded the government bond rating for Egypt from BA2 to BA1, and changed the outlook from stable to negative
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International rating agency Moody’s has changed Egypt’s outlook from negative to stable, attributing the upgrade to the stabilised political and security situation.

October 20, 2014

 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir after a press conference in Cairo on October 19, 2014 (Egyptian Presidency/ AFP).
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants.
The green figure-hugging dress Somaya wore showed off every inch of her assets. (Image: Alkhabarpress.com)
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Egyptian actress Somaya el Khashab may be approaching 49, but her mother still dresses her to this day!
Ahlam will be receiving her Alexandria International Song Festival award in person! (Image: Facebook)
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She may have many haters, but UAE singer Ahlam is much liked by the Alexandria International Song Festival!
Work your magic for your man, Ruby! (Image: Facebook)
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Fresh from their honeymoon, Egyptian singer and actress Ruby and her new husband are getting a new kind of action.
Over 500 students have been expelled for protesting. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian students have launched a week-long campaign to protest security forces on campuses.
Amal Maher is in the studio! (Image: Facebook)
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She's got a new album on the way, but Amal Maher needs her fans to help choose its title.

October 19, 2014

Mohammad better sort out the disputes before Ramadan lands on our doorsteps in 2015! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan has been temporarily banned from acting.
Tamer received an honorary plaque from the Canadian University in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
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The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.
The high percentage increases are indicative of the depths to which occupancy and RevPAR had plunged.
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The number of tourists arriving in Egypt increased by 15.8% in July compared with the same month a year ago.
Hamada and Mervat star in the new comedy film My Mother-in-Law Loves Me. (Image: Facebook)
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Most actors would argue over minor things in their work, but when it comes to Egyptian singer-turned-actor Hamada Hilal, Mervat Amin comes first!
Malala Yousafzai, the world’s most recognized schoolgirl, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (shared with an Indian activist who battled child labor). The survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, Malala advocates for education. She is the second Pakistani to be awarded the prize, and - at 17-years-old - the youngest.
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Take that Maher! Malala's Nobel Peace Prize helps to prove how wrong Bill Maher's comments about Islam were. Here are more Muslim Nobel Laureates that prove him wrong!
Celebs celebrating May Salim's daughter's bday. (Image: Twitter)
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Egyptian actress May Salim sent a social media shout out to her celebrity pals Tamer Hosny and wife Basma Bosil, thanking them for attending her daughter's birthday party.
Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama!
Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, a jihadist group based in Sinai, has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Egypt's security forces.
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Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating a recent RPG attack in North Sinai, which killed three policemen and injured seven others.
Citigroup announced that it intends to exit its consumer business in Egypt, along with its businesses in other 10 countries.
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It said that these steps will focus on the markets that have the “greatest scale and growth potential”.

October 17, 2014

An Egyptian man stands beside the aftermath of a powerful car bomb attack in Cairo (File/AFP)
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A twin bomb attack outside a mosque in Delta city left at least 11 people injured, according to Egypt's state television.
Adel Imam's Facebook pic with Angelina Jolie doing humanitarian work in Egypt. (Image courtesy of www.nabd-qloop.com)
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Adel Imam remembers the good old days with Angelina Jolie. You know, when he met her on a humanitarian mission that one time.
The government intends to organise the summit on 21-22 February 2015 in Sharm El-Sheikh,
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Tourism Ministry books 600 hotel rooms in Sharm El-Sheikh for participants, Finance Ministry offers 9 PPP projects

October 16, 2014

Over 100 students were arrested for protesting during the first two days of their academic year, according to a HRW report (File/AFP)
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Human Rights Watch has condemned the mass arrests of over 100 Egyptian students by security forces in October alone.
Naglaa will soon be returning to the spotlight with a new TV series in store! (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actress Naglaa Fathi turned down one million dollars to star in a TV series based on her own life!
A vehicle drives in a deserted road as smoke billows during clashes between soldiers and Islamists who control Benghazi, the country's second biggest city, on October 15, 2014. [AFP]
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Libya's Operation Dignity and Egyptian officials deny earlier reports that Egypt's warplanes were involved in targeting Islamist sites in Benghazi
Hakim has certainly had better days than right now. (Image: Facebook)
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He's no "Star of the People", that's for sure!
We love seeing her on the Arab Idol judging panel, and soon we'll get to see her on another screen. (Image: Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram has spread her love across the North African country before, and she's doing it again.

October 15, 2014

Menna Shalabi ain't so shabby! She's landed another role in the acting arena.
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"Ahel Al Ayeb" (People of Shame) has cheeky actress Menna Shalabi as the leading lady.
It may not be all fun in the sun, but Mohamed Hamaki isn't in a rush to get his film ready for Ramadan.
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So what if this is his big debut into the cinematic stream of entertainment, Egyptian singer Mohammad Hamaki says it's not worth it to rush to get the drama ready for Ramadan 2015.
The US announced in September plans to send the Apaches to Egypt to support counter-terrorism efforts. (AFP/File)
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Ending a year long freeze on military aid amid unrest, the US sent 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt this week to aid in the anti-IS campaign.
Marcel may be the most famed of the Khalife artists, but his sons have some talent too. (Image: MarcelKhalife.com)
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Marcel, Rami and Bachar Khalife have to come together as a dynamic trio and will be showing what they got in Cairo and Alexandria on October 24-25th.
Zeina is mad at Ezz and she's letting it all out on her Instagram account! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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It's no more Mrs Nice Guy for Zeina, who "indirectly" referred to Ahmed Ezz as "not a real man" this week!
Egypt has witnessed a series of bombings and assassinations since the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
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A strong blast ripped through a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured.
The seven men were found guilty of killing 25 Egyptian soldiers in an ambush last year (File/AFP)
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An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to death after finding them guilty of killing 25 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula last year.

October 14, 2014

Student clashes with police have been commonplace since former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted in 2013 (File/AFP)
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Up to 30 students were arrested in Alexandria University following clashes with security forces Tuesday, according to an interior ministry statement.
Egypt’s real GDP in FY 2013/2014 reached 2.2 percent, almost the same as in the preceding fiscal year.
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The Egyptian Finance Ministry expects gross domestic product (GDP) to climb steadily and to reach 6 percent in FY 2017/18 as private sector investment rises to 15 percent of GDP.
Yousif Shabaan's health speculations leave fans on tenterhooks (Image: Facebook)
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Is Yousif Shabaan suffering poor health or has a lot of commotion been made over a business as usual health check-up?
British troupe Gandini Juggling. (Image: Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
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Spearheaded by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, Cairo International Circus Festival (CirCairo) will kick off at Al-Azhar Park on 17 October. Performances will continue until 26 October.

October 13, 2014

Movie on top: The Island 2 was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
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It was a tough competition between Egyptian films this Eid, but who made it on top?
Ehab's career is still going strong after 25 years in the business! (Image: Facebook)
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Ehab Tawfik signs on for another year of success with “Alam El Fan” Art Production as he celebrates his silver anniversary in showbiz!
Egypt has the highest number of road traffic accidents in the Middle East (File/AFP)
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At least 30 people were killed and 15 injured in a three-way bus collision early Monday. Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ordered an immediate investigation into the crash.
The new show “Al-Raqesah” (The Dancer) that aired earlier this month was not well received in some circles. (Image: Facebook)
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Public figures called for the banning of the satellite show "The Dancer". Here's a look at the reputation these hip shakers have maintained over the decades.
Many of the students were demanding the release of fellow students who have been detained by police. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's higher education minister said all students who protested at universities on Sunday will be expelled by the evening of the same day.
In August, the capital market rose to the 9,000 points for the first time since 2008.
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Discussing the trade behaviour, EGX noted that foreign and Arab investors were directed towards selling while Egyptian sought to buy
The expected visit will also involve forming a joint expert group from the four countries.
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Egypt’s agricultural exports to Russia have significantly increased and will increase further in the coming period.

October 12, 2014

The students protesting voiced their anger over the university's current leadership. (AFP/File)
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Police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters at Cairo's Azhar University Sunday for the second day in a row.
Rahim Said has made a controversial name for herself.
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The "Sabaya Al Khair" presenter was accused of assault by her assistant director and now faces a court date on November 8th.
Sherine Abdel Wahab was pleasantly surprised with a birthday gathering. (Images: Facebook)
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Sherine Abdel Wahab surprisingly revealed her age, but do you suppose she's telling the truth that she's...
Members of national delegations, regional and international organizations met in Cairo for the Gaza conference led dually by Egypt and Norway to discuss the future of the territory and what should come next. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi opened the Gaza aid conference but highlighting the importance of new generations in Israel and Palestine in solving the problems facing the war-torn territory.
A collection of some of the cultural events that took place in Egypt this year. (Image: Al Ahram)
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This week includes exhibition openings, concerts, film screenings and ballet; here are the recommended culture events for the week in Cairo and Alexandria.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed El-Beltagy sits in a Cairo courtroom (AFP file photo).
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Several Muslim Brotherhood figures were given sentences of up to 15 years on charges of torturing an opponent protester.

October 11, 2014

Students at Al-Azhar university run for cover during clashes with police outside their campus in Cairo in 2013. (AFP file photo)
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Police have arrested several students in different governorates over the past few days, including 14 of the "Students Against the Coup" movement.
The stats don’t lie - Arabs score high with porn sites. Cairo is the #1 city that searched for “sex” on Google. So don’t be shy-- check out who searched for sex by country in this cross section that includes some Muslim hot spots in and out of the Middle East 'desert'.
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Think 1001 Arabian nights and we bring you 10 online porn findings relating to Middle East and Muslim users. See how the the region procrastinates with porn and brace yourselves for some unexpected hard truths.

October 10, 2014

Bombings and shootings have become commonplace in Egypt's Nile Delta region since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013 (File/AFP)
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Two bombs hit separate cities in the Nile Delta Friday, according to senior officials although no casualties were reported.