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One of two new F-16 warplanes delivered to Iraq by the United States on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The United States is delivering eight advanced fighter jets to Egypt on Thursday and Friday "as part of ongoing American support in Egypt and throughout the region," the U.S. embassy in Cairo said on Thursday.
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Zamalek claimed their first Egyptian Premier League title in 11 years without kicking a ball on Tuesday after nearest challengers Ahly were held to a 1-1 draw by Smouha, ending a long wait for an elusive crown.
Members of Israeli security forces on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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The Israeli military is reacting to an alleged "threat of terrorism" from Egypt's Sinai region after the Daesh affiliate formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for a rocket attack from Sinai into southern Israel earlier this month.
An Egyptian criminal court postponed its ruling on three journalists who worked for the Qatari news network. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian criminal court postponed its ruling on three journalists who worked for the Qatari news network.
Omar says that his granddad didn't care about him being gay. (Itgetsbettertour.org)
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Omar Sharif Jr talks about being gay and what his famous actor grandfather thought of it.
Egyptian firemen put out the flames at the al-Helw factory north of Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Egypt's interim prosecutor general ordered the detainment of both the owner and manager of a Qalyubia factory Wednesday.

July 29, 2015

The country would raise tourism revenues to $26 billion with double the visitors. (AFP/File)
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The country would raise tourism revenues to $26 billion.
Egypt's communications and information technology minister promised the new Internet would be implemented in the country by the first quarter of next year.
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Egypt's communications and information technology minister promised the new Internet would be implemented in the country by the first quarter of next year.
Mohamed Aboutrika
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@AlsaddSC #Xavi: #Aboutrika is the best Arab player I've witnessed #alsadd
Diab, stop giving us bad love advice please! (Facebook)
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We love Amr Diab, but he should really stop crushing our high expectations of love!
Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz and his friend Sham al Dahabi watch his movie "Welad Rizk" together. (Al Jaras Magazine)
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Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz and his friend Sham al Dahabi watch his movie "Welad Rizk" together.
Kaitlyn was this year's "The Bachelorette"! (Facebook)
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Imagine 25 Arab men competing for one woman "The Bachelorette" style!?
Boats, including a container ship, cross the new waterway of the Suez Canal on July 25, 2015, in the Egyptian port city of Ismailia, east of Cairo. (AFP/File)
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Egypt is allowing smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said to speed up shipping movements.
Mohammed Salah
04:57 GMT
Mohammed Salah will finally complete a loan move to Roma following long negotiations over the fee.
Saba Mubarak stars in "The Price". (Facebook)
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Saba Mubarak, Amr Youssef, and Salah Abdallah

July 28, 2015

Those killed and injured in the fire were transferred to five different hospitals in Greater Cairo. (AFP/File)
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A fire at a furniture factory in Egypt left 25 dead on Wednesday, the health ministry spokesman said.
Thanks to new technology, blind people can now watch movies in normal movie theaters in Egypt.
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Thanks to new technology, blind people can now watch movies in normal movie theaters in Egypt.
Egyptian police killed two men suspected of involvement in violence, state news agency MENA said late Monday. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian police killed two men suspected of involvement in violence, state news agency MENA said late Monday.
Author Bahaa Taher. (Courtesy of www.goodreads.com)
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You've barely cleaned the counters of all that food from this year's Eid El Fitr, but TV producers already have their sights set on next Ramadan's dramas. The novel, "The Sunset Oasis" is being made into a series.
The data released in a report ranked Egypt fourth-most sued. (AFP/File)
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The data released in a report ranked Egypt fourth-most sued.

July 27, 2015

Salma Al-Foly, who was famously sentenced to one year in prison for her single "Seeb Eidy" (Let Go of My Hand) is coming out of prison sooner than we thought. (File photo)
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Salma Al-Foly, who was famously sentenced to one year in prison for her single "Seeb Eidy" (Let Go of My Hand) is coming out of prison sooner than we thought.
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119. (AFP/File)
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Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119.
Financial corruption in Egypt has cost nearly $450 million worth of state funds in one month alone. (AFP/File)
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Financial corruption in Egypt has cost nearly $450 million worth of state funds in one month alone.
Beautiful bride Ayten Amer and her husband on their wedding day. (Facebook)
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Newlywed Ayten Amer's wedding album is here!
Haifa Wehbe is one of the Arab world's leading and sexiest stars. (Facebook)
12:31 GMT
Are any of these older Arab starlets as sexy as 46-year-old Jennifer Lopez? See for yourselves!
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in. (AFP/File)
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Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in.
Women in the Middle East face a long list of gender stereotypes. (AFP/File)
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Women face a long list of gender stereotypes.
Nelly Karim stars in the drug addiction themed TV series "Taht El-Saytara". (YouTube)
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Ramadan TV series "Taht El-Saytara" (Under Control) brought the taboo topic of drug addiction to the front and center of convo in Egypt.

July 26, 2015

Nile barges will be prohibited from passing through Cairo from sunset to sunrise until the end of September.
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Nile barges will be prohibited from passing through Cairo from sunset to sunrise until the end of September.
An eyewitness said the shell struck the house after clashes between security forces and militants. (AFP/File)
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A woman was killed and two children were injured when their house in North Sinai was hit by a shell from an unknown source on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah
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The 23-year-old's future remains unclear, with Italian duo Fiorentina and Inter in a tug-of-war for the player, yet the Blues boss says he will leave
A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people. (AFP/File)
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A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people.
Haifa channels her inner Elvis Presley at her concert in Egypt. (Instagram)
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Haifa Wehbe's mini dress causes commotion with her conservative critics!
WhatsApp has released an update for Android users with new features. (Shutterstock)
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WhatsApp has released an update for Android users with new features.
Egypt began the first trial of the new Suez Canal on Saturday with three container ships. (AFP/File)
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Egypt began the first trial of the new Suez Canal on Saturday with three container ships.
The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times. (AFP/File)
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The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times.
25-year-old Ezz auditions for his first ever TV commercial. (YouTube)
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A leaked video shows Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz auditioning for his first ever TV role.
Will Yasmine's upcoming movie crush the box office one more time? (File photo)
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We love that film star Yasmine Abdel Aziz is shooting a new movie next summer. Bring it on!
Egypt's government declared a state of emergency in the North Sinai last year following a militant attack, which killed 31 soldiers. (AFP/File)
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A roadside bomb in Egypt's volatile North Sinai injured 18 soldiers Sunday, security officials said.
The Egyptian director and scriptwriter died in Cairo's district of Maadi.
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The Egyptian director and scriptwriter died in Cairo's district of Maadi.
Members of an Egyptian family gather outside their house in a Cairo slum on March 17, 2011. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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The country will set aside 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($130 million) of its annual budget in the fiscal year to help develop its slums.

July 25, 2015

Relatives and onlookers gather on the bank of the Nile on July 23, 2015, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, as the wreckage of a boat is pulled out of the water. (AFP/File)
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The driver of the Nile boat is the only one to blame for the collision that caused the death of 33 people, an Egyptian official said on Friday.

July 24, 2015

The Croatian citizen was kidnapped while commuting to work in Egypt on Wednesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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The Croatian foreign ministry announced Friday that a 31-year-old Croatian citizen was kidnapped by a group of armed men on Wednesday in Egypt, Reuters reported.
Sherine took a break from judging The Voice to shoot her first Ramadan series "Tareeqy" (My Path) (Anazahra)
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After making her acting debut, the Egyptian singer returns as a judge on the famous singing competition.
Egypt is targeting a GDP growth rate of 4.5 to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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Egypt is targeting a GDP growth rate of 4.5 to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year.

July 23, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has confirmed that he is close to leaving English Premier League champions Chelsea, a few days after boss Jose Mourinho revealed there is no place for the Pharaohs star.
Egyptian troops patrol a street in the divided border town of Rafah on November 14, 2014. (AFP/FIle)
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A military officer and three soldiers were killed Thursday morning in an explosion which targeted a military vehicle.
Egypt's Suez Canal revenues continued to fall in June for the fourth consecutive month. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's Suez Canal revenues continued to fall in June for the fourth consecutive month.
Here comes the bride! (Anazahra)
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After months of teasing her fans, Ayten Amer is finally hitched!
Relatives and onlookers gather on the bank of the Nile on July 23, 2015, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, as the wreckage of a boat is pulled out of the water. (AFP/File)
10:47 GMT
A security source said the death toll from a boat collision on the Nile rose to 21.
The destroyed facade of the Italian consulate building following a powerful bomb explosion in Cairo, on July 11, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
08:30 GMT
The Italian embassy announced it will partially resume its services next week, two weeks after a car bomb struck its building.
Shad Agza took in fifty percent of box office sales over Eid. (File photo)
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Shad Agza took in LE12.5M in Egyptian box office sales over Eid weekend, followed by Ahmed Ezz's film which took in LE6M.
The ferryboat sunk in the Nile River in Giza on Wednesday, leaving 15 passengers dead. (AFP/File)
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The ferryboat sunk in the Nile River in Giza on Wednesday, leaving 15 passengers dead.

July 22, 2015

Egypt's prosecution announced Wednesday it collected more than $1.5 billion in tax evasion cases and real estate. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's prosecution announced Wednesday it collected more than $1.5 billion in tax evasion cases and real estate.
Myriam Fares channels her inner hippie onstage in Egypt
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Myriam Fares channels her inner hippie onstage in Egypt
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a $6.8 million fine. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a $6.8 million fine.
8 arrested in aftermath of Al-Ahly vs Al-Zamalek match
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Small-scale riots took place in the Mohandessin neighbourhood of Cairo on Tuesday night after a football match between Cairene arch-rivals Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek, and eight fans were arrested.
Nelly's bug situation was definitely not 'Under Control'! (Pixshark)
12:52 GMT
The Egyptian actress brings an uninvited guest to the show!
Tensions have been high between Gulf countries in recent months as leaders take varying positions on the fate of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.  (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT
A prominent political figure in the UAE sparked controversy when he tweeted his thoughts on Saudi Arabian King Salman's most recent guests.
For Egyptians, it's a choice between the better of two evils. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT
President Sisi has some grotesque ambitions, and the West is letting it happen.
Security forces in Egypt were accused of enforced disappearances by Human Rights Watch. (AFP/File)
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Human Rights Watch Tuesday accused Egypt's security forces of snatching dozens of people in enforced disappearances.
Dina El Wedidi headlines on July 28th. (Dina El Wedidi)
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Catch a wide variety of musical entertainment at the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival 23 July and 31 August.
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Moemen Zakareya haunted his former club with a well-taken double as Ahly put Zamalek's Egyptian Premier League title celebrations on hold with a 2-0 victory that helped him extend their unbeaten run against their Cairo foes to 20 matches.

July 21, 2015

Ghada Adel and Tamer Hosny on the set of 'Ahwak'
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Ghada Adel and Tamer Hosny on the set of 'Ahwak'
Ben Kingsley plays Tutankhamun's advisor Grand Vizier Ay. (Yahoo)
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The Oscar-winner's new US mini-series on King Tutankhamun airs with mixed reviews.
Mohamed Salah
14:31 GMT
The Manchester City, Chelsea and Wolfsburg attackers top the Nerazzurri's wishlist, but it will not be easy to lure any of them away from their current club
A total of 41,042 Egyptian and foreign tourists visited the Giza Pyramids during the three days of Eid. (AFP/File)
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A total of 41,042 Egyptian and foreign tourists visited the Giza Pyramids during the three days of Eid.
Egyptian singer Nadia Mostafa will be on the jury of the competition. (El Cinema)
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Egypt's House of Arab Music are launching at the Cairo Opera with LE10,000 prize and free scholarship.
Khaled Abol Naga and his late sister, Salwa. (Facebook)
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Khaled's older sister Salwa died in a fire at her home in Cairo last night.
Egyptian authorities have announced a state of maximum alert in preparation for the opening of a new shipping route. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian authorities have announced a state of maximum alert in preparation for the opening of a new shipping route.
Egyptian workers collect plastic bottles at an area of al-Zabaleen in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Cairo is one of the most polluted and dirtiest cities in the world.

July 20, 2015

France has delivered three of the jets to Egypt. (AFP/File)
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France has delivered three of the jets to Egypt.
Italian oil and gas company Eni has discovered natural gas estimates of 15 billion meters in Egypt's Nile Delta. (AFP/File)
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Italian oil and gas company Eni has discovered natural gas estimates of 15 billion meters in Egypt's Nile Delta.
Rami Malek is playing the lead in Mr Robot, a new series on the USA Network. (Screenslam)
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Hard to believe that the Egyptian rising star went from a delivery boy without an agent to Hollywood player that rubs shoulders with Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Robert Pattinson, Ben Stiller and more!
Military spokesman Brigadier-General Mohamed Samir urged Egyptian citizens not to believe what he called false rumours spread online, in reference to figures and attacks claimed by militants on the web. (AFP/File)
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Military Spokesman Brigadier-General Mohamed Samir said Sunday that the military is in control of every inch of Sinai, in comments to state-owned media.
Ahmed Ezz and Zeina - is a DNA test the only way to settle it? (Facebook)
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When will this end? Zeina goes back to calling Ahmed Ezz a liar after promising fans never to mention him again.
'Bombing the Arab Drama' has been viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube. (Screenshot)
09:00 GMT
Ramadan TV was just a little superficial for this singer!
Maya Diab: Honey I Shrunk My Dress!
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Maya Diab: Honey I Shrunk My Dress!
Mohamed Salah
01:46 GMT
The Egyptian and Brazilian are likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after finding first-team opportunities limited

July 19, 2015

A family buy colorful party hats for their daughters in preparation for Eid-al-Fitr celebrations in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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A total of 6 deaths and 114 injuries occurred in 33 different incidents across Egypt during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.
Warda looks at strange happenings in an Egyptian countryside home since the death of a video blogger's father. (IMDB)
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The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, near Seoul, focuses on horror, thriller, mystery and fantasy films from Asia and around the world.
A Qatari liquefied natural gas carrier passes through the Suez Canal. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
Declining oil and gas output and increasing consumption has turned the country into a net energy importer.
A Daesh affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Three Egyptian army soldiers were killed and four others injured after militants attacked a checkpoint in the North Sinai late Saturday.
A 10-year-old Syrian girl died from a diabetic coma after her traffickers allegedly threw her medicine in the ocean. (AFP/File)
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A 10-year-old Syrian girl died from a diabetic coma after her traffickers allegedly threw her medicine in the ocean.

July 18, 2015

A man comforts a crying protestor during a violent demonstration in Cairo, October 2012.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Opposition political movements say they strongly condemn Egyptian security forces' killing of protestors in Giza Friday, during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Mohamed Salah
09:33 GMT
The Fiorentina chairman blames the 23-year-old winger's agent for the controversy surrounding his future and says the case will be settled in court
Ghada last starred with Ahmed Helmy in 'Ala Gothety' . (Facebook)
08:00 GMT
After appearing in the Ramadan series 'Al Ahd', the Libyan actress makes her movie comeback in 'Ahwak'.

July 17, 2015

Stephan El Shaarawy
20:37 GMT
The opening league fixture for AC Milan last season was one to remember. A 3-1 mauling of Lazio was simply no mean feat.
A number of clashes between the police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters have erupted in the Talbiya district in Greater Cairo in recent years. (AFP/File)
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Six people were killed and three injured on Friday morning in clashes that erupted between the Egyptian police and pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Giza.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and other officials walk past the bombed compound of the Italian consulate in Cairo on July 13, 2015. (AFP Photo/Khaled Desouki)
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The interior ministry said Osama Bedair was replaced by his deputy but didn't elaborate on the reason.

July 16, 2015

A picture shows smoke billowing from an Egyptian naval vessel on the maritime border between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, off the coast of Rafah in southern Gaza, on July 16, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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Daesh's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, has claimed responsibility for Thursday's missile attack on a naval boat off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt.
Spinneys supermarket in Cairo. (Creative Commons/Asim Bharwani)
15:30 GMT
The popular supermarket chain was fined by the Dubai Municipality after a customer spotted the cockroaches.
If you’re tired of Aladdin: It might be one of our all time favorite Disney hits, but that doesn’t excuse Aladdin from its silly and often inaccurate portrayal of Islamic civilization, where people casually get their ears chopped off.
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From flying carpets to terrorists, Hollywood has it all wrong when it comes to the Middle East. Check out these eight movies made in MENA to gain a more nuanced view of this surprisingly vibrant region.