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In May, the General Authority for Petroleum announced an international tender for 11 oil and natural gas blocks in the western desert and Gulf of Suez. (File photo)
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In its latest drive to lure back foreign investors to its energy sector, Egypt has received six bids for oil and gas exploration.

December 3, 2016

Mohamed Salah
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Roma released Friday an update on the condition of Mohamed Salah following further tests on his ankle, confirming the Egyptian winger will be out of action for three weeks.
Egypt has banned all but police-sanctioned protests since Sisi came to power. (AFP/File)
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Rights groups have been calling for the amendment of the draconian protest law since its issuance in November 2013. The 25 article legislation outlines regulations and conditions for peaceful protest which practically ban protests.

December 1, 2016

The most prestigious African tournament is set to be held in Gabon from 14 January to 5 February
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The most prestigious African tournament is set to be held in Gabon from 14 January to 5 February
Will Angham reconnect with her dad after hearing what he had to say? (Facebook)
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Will Angham reconnect with her dad after hearing what he had to say?
Banking sources estimated CI Capital's market value at near 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($56 million). (File photo)
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Egypt's largest listed bank is in talks to sell 70-80 percent of its stake in investment banking arm CI Capital.

November 30, 2016

For protesting against the referee during his side's 1-1 league draw with Zamalek, Mido will miss Wadi Degla's upcoming four games
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Wadi Degla boss Mido has been hit by a four-match ban and an EGP 10,000 fine for remonstrating against the referee during his side's 1-1 Egyptian league drawn with Zamalek on Tuesday.
Newly-appointed Zamalek manager Mohamed Helmi (Photo: Ahram)
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Mohamed Helmi was reinstated after the club managed to claim only 5 points from 3 league games under interim boss Mohamed Salah
Raneem El Welily
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On Wednesday, the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship held the third round of the first group, in which Egypt defeated Mexico with a 3-0 victory.
Ezz was sentenced to three years in jail for defaming Zeina. (File photo)
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Ezz was sentenced to three years in jail for defaming Zeina.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (top-L) listening as Ali Abdel Aal (top-R), speaker of Egypt’s parliament, delivers a speech to the parliament headquarters in Cairo, 23 February, 2016. (AFP/HO/Egyptian presidency)
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The law gives existing NGOs one year to adjust their legal status and creates a new regulatory body.
40,000 people were arrested following the unsuccessful coup (Wikimedia Commons)
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His stance has been criticized by some as hypocritical.
The UK flight ban was put in place after the October 2015 crash of a Russian airliner in Sinai shortly after it took off from Sharm El-Sheikh. (File photo)
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The UNWTO and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) have appealed to the British Prime Minister to lift the ban on flights to the Red Sea resort, adding that Egypt has taken significant measures to improve security.
In 2014, Egypt embarked on a plan to introduce a number of fiscal reforms, including fuel subsidy cuts that increased prices up to 78 percent, as well as imposing new taxes to ease a growing budget deficit. (File photo)
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Proposed new measures will include imposing progressive taxes and linking the automated wage system with citizens' national identification numbers so as to distribute food subsidies based on monthly income.

November 29, 2016

Hedaya Malak
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Egypt took a good share home from the 2016 Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.
The medical system in Egypt has faced criticism for poor standards (Flickr)
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The incident is currently under investigation.
Egyptian protesters shout during a demonstration against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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A Facebook page called Movement of the Poor had called for Egyptians to protest on Nov. 11 against deepening austerity measures, but protests failed to materialise as authorities imposed a big security clampdown.
Uber Egypt faces challenges with patchy network coverage and inaccurate GPS maps. (File photo)
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Anthony Khoury, General Manager of Uber Egypt discusses the company's expansion plans and challenges of the sharing economy.

November 28, 2016

Russia's Apti Aukhadov poses on the podium with his silver medal, during the men's 85kg group A weightlifting event of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Excel Centre in London on August 3, 2012. YURI CORTEZ / AFP
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After the International Olympic Committee re-analysed the blood samples of some athletes, it discovered that Russia’s...
According to investigations, the 20 Egyptians received military training at the Daesh camps in Syria and Libya. (Screengrab from Daesh videos)
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Egypt's armed forces carried out airstrikes against Daesh fighters in Libya last year, hours after Daesh released a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.
Egyptian army in Sinai. (AFP/File)
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The Qatari-owned news channel has recently broadcast a trailer of a documentary entitled “Conscripts” that tells the story of Egyptian youth getting ready to serve out their compulsory military service.

November 27, 2016

Hossam El-Badry
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Ahly looks to sign a foreigner in the January transfer window; who will leave the club remains unknown
It is Truly a Joyful City play. (Photo: Part of promotional material for It is Truly a Joyful City)
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This week Cairo and Alexandria offer a large assortment of cultural activities for everyone to enjoy.
The Egyptian army is among the strongest in world (Wikimedia Commons)
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Egyptians have fired insults at Qatar's leader and army.
The deal deepens BP and Eni's partnership in Egypt, where they announced a significant gas discovery in the East Nile Delta in June. (File photo)
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A stake in Zohr, one of the biggest ever gas discoveries, will raise BP's exposure to the gas market, just months after rival Shell became one of the world's biggest gas traders by acquiring BG Group.
The European Development Partners include the European Union (EU), KfW for German Development Cooperation, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
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The new large-scale windfarm in the Gulf of Suez area will have the capacity of at least 200 megawatts of renewable electricity generation.
The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. (AFP/File)
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The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. It is blamed for killing hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since then.
Controversial Egyptian chairman of Zamalek SC says Maya was born a boy, not girl. (Instagram)
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Controversial Egyptian chairman of Zamalek SC says Maya was born a boy, not girl.

November 25, 2016

Egypt has been engaged in a high-scale security operation, dubbed "Martyr's Right," against militant positions in Northern Sinai since September 2015. (AFP/File)
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The assailants were on board utility vehicles “laden with large amounts of explosives” and attacked the checkpoint late on Thursday.

November 24, 2016

Both Morocco and Tunisia saw a slight increase in visitor numbers in the first nine months of 2016. (AFP/File)
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Egypt marked a 68.4 percent drop in tourism revenues in the first nine months of 2016, while Turkey registered 30.8 percent fewer visitors., according to the World Tourism Organisation.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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The president says Yehia Kalash' sentencing not related to freedom of expression.

November 23, 2016

Reem Magdy (Photo: youm7)
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Ismailia prosecutors ordered the detention of Egyptian champion and world bronze medalist in wrestling Reem Magdy's father for four days pending investigation, over charges of beating his daughter to death.
A VAT refund scheme had been suggested during the years 2009-2010, but was not implemented because of political unrest. (Shutterstock)
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The VAT refund scheme for tourists is being studied in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance in order to increase tourist expenditure at Egyptian tourist destinations and promote Egyptian products.
Protesters threatened to return to protesting if their demands that the land be returned to them are not met. (File photo)
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The move followed negotiations with a group of three MPs who pledged to Nubian community leaders that the crisis would be solved during a cabinet meeting scheduled for early next week.
A young Egyptian has been promoting sign language on social media (Wikimedia Commons)
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She has also started an initiative to integrate the deaf into society.
Nevine Loutfy was the first ever female head of an Islamic bank. (File photo)
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Nevine Loutfy's body was discovered with multiple stab wounds on October 6, 2016.
An investigation and forensic team arrived at the murder scene shortly after the incident to investigate the crime. (File photo)
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The victim was CEO of the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Nevine Loutfy.
With more than three decades of banking experience, Loutfy had worked across the corporate, SME and retail sectors, with extensive international experience gained in the US, Europe and emerging markets.  (Cairo Portal)
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The CEO of the ADIB Egypt was the first Arab woman to lead an Islamic bank.
Cyber haters should have known better than to bully Tamer! (Facebook)
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Cyber haters should have known better than to bully Tamer!
The Cairo Governor announced the newly adjusted initial taxi fare rate of EGP 4 to be effective as of Tuesday. (File photo)
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Egyptian taxi drivers called on the cabinet earlier this month to adjust fares in accordance with the recent hikes in energy and fuel prices.

November 22, 2016

Algerian striker Islam Slimani (L) and compatriot midfielder Riyad Mahrez
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The Confederation of African Football has announced the shortlists for the 2016 African Player of the Year awards.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
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Other sentences ranged from death sentences to prominent Brotherhood leaders including Mohamed Al-Beltagy and Khairat al-Shater, to seven-year prison sentences.
Egypt's banks had attracted about $1.4 billion in the first six days in which lenders began operating under the newly liberalised exchange rate. (File photo)
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Egypt's Central Bank abandoned its currency peg of 8.8 pounds to the US dollar on Nov. 3 in a move it hopes will unlock foreign currency inflows and end a black market for dollars.
Late legendary actor Ahmed Zaki. (MBC.net)
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Someone dear to the actor's heart was behind it.

November 21, 2016

The Cairo-based club has launched an online registering service for reporters, declaring they are ready to apply it for spectators as well (Photo: Ahram Gate)
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The Cairo-based club has launched an online registering service for reporters, declaring they are ready to apply it for spectators as well
Alexandrani, 32, was arrested at Hurghada Airport upon arrival from Germany in December 2015. The investigative journalist, who specialises in Sinai affairs, has remained in detention since his arrest. (Courtesy photo)
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The court ordered the release of Alexandrani pending investigations following a near one-year detention.
Al Nouran's plant should reduce Egypt's reliance of imported sugar by up to 25 per cent from the first production line. (File photo)
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The $360M sugar plant facility will be a welcome asset in light of Egypt's sugar deficit.
Egypt's Sisi was first leader from Arab world to congratulate Trump. (AFP/File)
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Sisi downplayed Trump's calls to ban Muslims from entering the US, saying that his provocative statements during the presidential campaign don't necessarily reflect his actions as a president.

November 20, 2016

The resignation is Soliman's second in the space of two weeks (Photo: filgoal.com)
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The resignation is Soliman's second in the space of two weeks
Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood on trial in Egypt in 2015 (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
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The microblogging website has verified the Islamist group's account.
Independent journalists gather in protest outside Egypt's syndicate of Journalists in Cairo. (AFP/File)
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The Cairo Misdemeanour Court also ordered the defendants to pay a bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (640 dollars) each to stay out of jail pending appeal on charges of harbouring fugitive colleagues inside the union's premises.
Egypt's ambassador to the UK suggested that the responsibility for the delay in resumption of flights to Sharm was due to top-level resistance. (File photo)
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The UK remains the only EU country that has upheld a ban on flights to Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.
Egyptian journalists take part in a protest outside the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo on May 3, 2016, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. (AFP/File)
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The case follows from the arrest of journalists Mahmoud El-Sakka and Amr Badr from inside the syndicate's premises earlier this year