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December 18, 2014

Kuwait Energy holds a 49.5 per cent revenue interest in the East Ras Qattara development lease
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This is a very important discovery as this is the first time that the Jurassic formation is proven to be a hydrocarbon producer in the East
Ever since Morsi was overthrown, the Egyptian authorities have maintained a harsh crackdown on Morsi's supporters, detaining thousands and killing hundreds. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian court on Thursday slapped 41 Muslim Brotherhood members with jail terms of varying length for committing "acts of violence," a judicial source has said.
Safinaz has attracted the attention of the masses in Egypt. (Image:
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The Armenian belly dancer was Egypt's most popular person searched in Google this year.
Hassan doesn't think his critics are worthy of his time. (Image: Facebook)
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Why was Hassan el Shafei the only person not dancing to Hussain al Jasmi's catchy "Good News" performance on the Arab Idol finale?
Washington has given an annual aid package of about $1.5 billion to Cairo for over 30 years. (AFP/File)
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The US State Department welcomed new conditions passed by the congress granting the secretary of state more flexibility to approve aid to Egypt, while expressing worry about the human rights situation in the country.

December 17, 2014

The Egyptian government has finished upgrading the airport in the resort town of Hurghada,
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The airport in Hurghada, a major tourist hub on the coast of the red sea, will now be able to accommodate 13 million passengers annually.
Although there is no law criminalizing homosexuality in Egypt, societal norms do not accept it. (AFP/File)
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Cairo prosecution referred on Wednesday 21 suspects to court on "debauchery" charges.
Tamer's next career move includes returning to the cinema. (Image: Facebook)
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Actor and Singer Tamer Hosny has announced that his next acting project will be taking him back to the cinema!
Amr has been super busy preparing 10 news singles for his upcoming TV drama "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
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Amr Diab will be returning to the small screen this Ramadan with a TV show AND ten new songs!
Ghada is enjoying her Euro trip as rumors fly that she's banned from acting in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
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While one producer is accusing Ghada Abdel Razek of stealing his money, he's further claiming that she's been banned from acting in Egypt!
Ezz is still refusing to get that DNA test done; what's he got to hide? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Ezz has once again refused a court order to get THAT DNA test done... Zeina must be fuming!
Nader Galal left behind a legacy. (Image:
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Tuesday, December 16th marked the passing of one of Egypt's most legendary directors. Nader Galal left a legacy of more than 50 films.
Abdel Nour is expected to hold the council’s first meeting tomorrow to review future plans and the most important proposals for developing bilateral relations.
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Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour issued a decree Monday stipulating the formation of the Egyptian-Chinese Business Council

December 16, 2014

The moment Hani presented a shocked Wafaa with boxer shorts live on air. (Image: Gololy)
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Hani Ramzi gets Wafaa al Kilani's knickers in a twist as he presents her with boxer shorts live on air!
Mohammad Hamaki is homeward bound, Cairo! (Image: Instagram)
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Mohammad Hamaki is headed to his homeland once again.
The British Embassy shut on December 7 after security concerns. (AFP/File)
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The British embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday after it closed on December 7 due to security reasons along with the Canadian embassy.

December 15, 2014

Poseidon was a Greek god. Check out the article to see the Egyptian entertainment comparison! (Image: alphacoders)
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In the spirit of New Year's let's take a look at the giants of Egypt's entertainment business.
Mohammad Foad has given us something to look forward to it in 2015. (Image: Google)
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We've been waiting for ages through many postponements, but Mohammad Foad says his new album will be released during New Year's Eve celebrations! This is one old acquaintance that won't be forgot!
Libyan soldiers patrol the city of Benghazi during unrest. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's foreign ministry Monday reissued a security warning to nationals in Libya after the death of two citizens during clashes.
Going forward, the impact of declining oil prices on Egypt's economy is less clear.
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Egypt's stock market plunged by 22 billion Egyptian pounds (just over $3 billion) in a single day of trading Sunday as low oil prices dragged down regional economies.

December 14, 2014

Disneyland and Al-Waleed Bin Talal: This Saudi prince has a soft spot for Disney princesses! The philanthropist came to the rescue for the struggling Paris offshoot of the original, California-based Disneyland with a $1 billion euro bailout. He owns ten percent of Euro Disney SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris.
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Global brands that you never knew were owned or part-owned by Arabs!
American Egypt scholar Michele Dunne, who is also a former US diplomat, has been a critic of the 2013 ousting of president Mohamed Morsi and the handling of Egypt's new government that followed. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian authorities have refused Egyptian entry to an American Middle East researcher, citing 'security reasons,' despite the researcher being apparent invitation by a "pro-government group" to attend a conference to attend a conference.
Corruption has a negative impact on development, creating obstacles to growth and causing particular harm to the poorest.
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In 19% of cases, civil servants caught accepting bribes were left uninvestigated, with another 41 % of investigations opened but not concluded, according to a World Bank statement issued Friday.

December 12, 2014

Egyptian soldiers guard a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said, September 8, 2013. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's army on Thursday killed 12 militants in the Sinai Peninsula after a series of attacks in the troubled region.
Salma Hayek to portray Egyptian woman in new movie. (Image: Facebook)
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They've been pretty much absent from films, in heroine roles at least, but Salma Hayek is hoping to remedy the lack of Arab women in cinema.

December 11, 2014

The visit lasted several hours after which El-Sisi returned to Egypt. It comes ten days after Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo for similar talks. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II agreed in a meeting in Amman on Thursday on the necessity of a political solution to the Syrian conflict and the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Ahly squad
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Al-Ahly become one of the most successful clubs in the world in terms of the number of championships won, with 129 official championships under its belt – a number that has not been surpassed by any other team in the world.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first visit to Jordan since becoming leader in June. (AFP/Getty)
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Egypt's premier Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah on his first visit to the kingdom Thursday.
Egyptian stars Nadia Lufti and Ahmed Helmy care about each other.
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After showing constant concern while her co-patriot artist was in the US for surgery, Egyptian actress Nadia Lufti was the first star that Ahmed Helmy rang when he returned to home soil.

December 10, 2014

Some rights groups have already shut their offices in Egypt, including a democracy watchdog founded by former US president Jimmy Carter. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian human rights group has said it will transfer its regional and international activities abroad because the state is hostile towards civil society groups.
BP is one of the largest foreign investors in Egypt, which wants foreign companies to help ease one of its worst energy crises in decades.
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British oil major BP plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt over the next five years.
Jamal's career has certainly not been affected by the Syrian Actors Syndicate's decision to expel him. (Image: Facebook)
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Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!
White Sugar” is slated for its world premiere on 14 of December at the Dubai Film Festival. (Image:
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White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.
Sherine is a lively judge on The Voice; would be a shame to lose her as one! (Image: Facebook)
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Rumor has it that The Voice judge Sherine Abdel Wahab won't be making a return to its season 3!
Still image from Ganzeer's visual interpretation of the U2 song Volcano. (Image: Ahram)
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U2's Films of Innocence, launched online for only 24 hours, is based on the thirteenth studio album by the Irish rock band.

December 9, 2014

Egypt was brought in November in front of the UN’s top human rights body for a litany of rights abuses, including its crackdown, mass arrests and unfair trials targeting mainly Mursi supporters, journalists and activists, described as “unprecedented in recent history.” (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian court sentenced leading political activist and blogger Ahmed Douma to three years in prison for "insulting court judges."
According to the Egyptian Government, the upcoming phase will witness noticeable activity in investments in the transport and logistics sector.
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A trade mission of 50 major Italian companies in the energy and logistics sector will hold investment talks during a visit to Cairo in February.
Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan.
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Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan
Hannan Turk is in mourning after losing mother. (Image: Facebook)
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After a long battle with cancer, the mother of resigned actress Hannah Turk has passed away.
Earlier in October, Governor of the CBE Hisham Ramez announced the payment of $500m to Qatar.
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Foreign reserves reached $15.8bn at the end of November 2014, marking a $1.1bn decrease from $16.9bn in October.

December 8, 2014

She's sexy, and she shows it! Check out Menna Shalabi's new tattoo! (Image: Barlamane)
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Written "Huriyah" in Arabic or "Freedom" as it means in English, the actress's new body ink has fans goin' cray-cray.
An Egyptian soldier stands in an armored vehicle during a Cairo protest, February 16, 2014. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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The Canadian embassy in Cairo was closed Monday due to security concerns a day after Britain's embassy was shut until further notice.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie gestures during a court hearing, June 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Four Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for killing protesters who stormed the blacklisted group's headquarters last year.
The paper suggests that these trends reflect the response of the Egyptian labour market to the financial crisis and the January 2011 uprising.
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Resignation rates in Egypt reached their highest levels in 2011/

December 7, 2014

Egyptian protersters shout slogans on Abdel Moneim Riad Square in the capital Cairo on December 5, 2014, during a demonstration against a court's decision to drop a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak. (Photo: AFP)
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An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death as part of the government’s intensifying crackdown on supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.
A scene from the film Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story. (Image: Google)
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The Egyptian National Film Festival runs 5-12 December. Screenings are being held in two halls at the Cairo Opera House, in addition to Alexandria's Freedom Centre for Creativity.
The British embassy has indefinitely stopped public services given heightened risks of terrorism in Cairo. (AFP/File)
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The British embassy in Cairo suspended public services on Sunday for security reasons. The embassy cites risks of terrorism in particular.
Khaled has promised himself and his fans to fight Hepatitis C like a boss!
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A new medication provided by the Egyptian government may mean a total cure for Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi's Hepatitis C.
For a wealthy nation like the UAE, which sees Sisi’s Egypt as a bulwark against Islamists, the political value of the project outweighs the economic risks.
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Experts say that growing wheat in the desert makes no economic sense given the logistical and environmental challenges.

December 6, 2014

Interpol issued arrest warrants for more than 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated figures. (AFP/File)
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Interpol issued arrest warrants for more than 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood affiliated figures.
Egyptian authorities arrest dozens every week near the border. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's army and border guards arrested 100 illegal migrants attempting to enter Libya.
A still of Bale riding a horse from his upcoming film Exodus. (Image:
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When Christian Bale landed the part of Moses in Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings", he found unlikely inspiration in Monty Python's irreverent comedy film "Life of Brian."

December 5, 2014

According to Egyptian law, detention without arrest warrant in an unknown location is illegal and could be the basis for a future appeal. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian authorities have said the recording is fabricated.
Egyptian police officers stand in front of the police academy in Cairo during the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak on Nov. 29, 2014. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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A group of political and youth movements has called for peaceful protests against the verdict in squares across Egypt, in a what it called a "revolutionary week".