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April 26, 2015

Mortada Mansour
21:10 GMT
The Criminal Court postponed to 10 May the trial of 21 Ultras White Knights (UWK) members on charges of the attempted murder of the Al-Zamalek club’s president Mortada Mansour, in a Sunday session.
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday.
A picture taken on December 4, 2012, shows electricity pylons in Riyadh. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
14:33 GMT
Two electricity pylons in Egypt were targeted with explosives Sunday.
low-income buyers have turned to purchasing singles, to save money for other necessities.
13:29 GMT
The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders Association expects a decrease in tax proceeds of EGP 2bn ($262 million) in the current fiscal year’s national budget.
The Ahmed Ezz vs Zeina drama continues. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
12:56 GMT
Wittingly or unwittingly, by sharing on Facebook her refusal to follow the Twitter account “The Full Truth About Ahmed Ezz”, Egyptian actress has triggered many people to follow the Ahmed-hating page.
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:19 GMT
Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!
Mai Kassab is so proud of her husband and his band. (Image: Facebook)
09:40 GMT
Egyptian singer Mai Kassab is one proud wifey after her husband Oka was in a documentary film about his band.

April 25, 2015

Egypt initially declared the state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October 2014. (AFP/File)
18:42 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
A statement released by Egypt's interior ministry said the four killed in the explosion were members of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.

April 24, 2015

If you’re in Egypt, Massi will be in Alexandria today and Cairo on April 26. (Image: Kalamu.com)
12:20 GMT
Souad Massi’s music: an interpretation and celebration of classic Arabic poetry.

April 23, 2015

Officials have played down the impact of the phosphate spill in the Nile (image: on file).
22:24 GMT
Companies in Egypt are racing to meet the rising demand for mineral water in Upper Egypt in the wake of a barge, carrying 500 tonnes of phosphate.
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day.
A session at Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ruled the parliamentary election law unconstitutional on Feb. 25, 2015, delaying the polls. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim al-Heneidy said Thursday the parliamentary elections will not be held until after Ramadan for technical and security reasons.
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East.
Egypt squad
14:52 GMT
Determined to qualify for the 2017 African Nations Cup ahead of Nigeria, Egypt have intensified their preparations for the qualifiers slated for June.
The agreement, which is to involve 60% of local production, is to kick off in Sharm El-Sheikh (image: on file).
14:14 GMT
A Continental Free Trade agreement between 26 African countries is to be launched from Egypt in June.
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said.
Mai Kassab and Oka's first year of marriage is most unusual. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT
While away on her honeymoon, Egyptian artist Mai Kassab's former producer pressed charges against her for assault.

April 22, 2015

Safinaz in her trouble-making "flag" dress. (Image: Twitter)
19:09 GMT
If only Safinaz would have had a better costume designer. She might not have ended up in prison for six months!
Nile water is fit for human use, an official said after a barge carrying phosphate capsized in Upper Egypt on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
Nile water is fit for human use, an official said after a barge carrying phosphate capsized in Upper Egypt on Tuesday.
Salah during training with teammate Mario Gomez
17:15 GMT
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah is ready for Thursday's Europa League encounter against Dynamo Kyiv.

April 21, 2015

Canadian Mohamed Fahmy said he will finally be able to get married with his fiancee when he receives his passport. (Screenshot: Twitter)
16:09 GMT
The Canadian government said it will be granting a new passport to an Al Jazeera journalist currently waiting for his retrial in Egypt.
Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi has passed away. (Image: Wikipedia)
15:22 GMT
Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi lost the battle to a long illness.
An Egyptian man stands in an armored vehicle as residents gather outside a police station in North Sinai's provincial capital of el-Arish after it was targeted by a car bomb on April 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:46 GMT
Separate military raids in North Sinai on Tuesday left eight suspected militants dead, military sources said.
Morsi was ousted by the military in July of 2013 following protests against his presidency. (Image: file photo)
09:53 GMT
In a much anticipated verdict, an Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison on violence-related charges.
"Men Gowa" film to be screened at El Sawy Culturewheel. (Image: courtesy of Egypt Independent)
08:44 GMT
The movie won first place in the "A must-watch movie" competition, and now it will be available for Egyptian audiences in Zamalek on April 23.
Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri has sadly passed away at the age of 65. (Image: Almutawassittv.com)
07:46 GMT
Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri has sadly passed away at the age of 65.

April 20, 2015

Abdel Halim Hafez was and still is one of the most popular Egyptian singer to date. (Image: Alwatanvoice.com)
21:32 GMT
The Egyptian Culture Ministry to open heritage museum for prominent Egyptian singers.
The government is currently negotiating a $500 million loan from the World Bank to build affordable housing (image: on file).
18:27 GMT
The Arab country’s economy is recovering from four years of political upheaval.
Demonstrators rally in July 2013 prior to the Egyptian army's ouster of Islamist president Mohammad Morsi.  (AFP/Mahmud Khaled)
13:20 GMT
Defendants were charged with murder, attempted murder, and other charges from a 2013 attack on a police station.
Amr Diab will be sweating in the hot May sun until his lawsuit is done. (Image: Facebook)
11:17 GMT
Amr Diab is calling for MBC Masr to suspend the show “The surprise.. Days in the life of Al-Hadaba” in a lawsuit that was adjourned on Sunday.
Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the Sinai-based group who claimed Monday's attack pledged allegiance to Daesh earlier this year. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
Daesh affiliates in the Sinai Peninsula claim the deadly bombing of an armored vehicle earlier Monday morning that killed three Egyptian soldiers and wounded another.
No one has claimed the attack yet, but N. Sinai has seen an uptick in violence against Egyptian security and military personnel over the last year following harsh government crackdowns on dissidents and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. (AFP/FIle)
07:12 GMT
An IED tore through an Egyptian armored personnel carrier Monday morning, leaving a police officer and two security personnel dead.
Egyptian riot policemen deploy to disperse supporters of Muslim Brotherhood ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the police academy in Cairo on Wednesday, when the second hearing in his murder trial was to take place. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's interior ministry said Sunday it would take action against what it called an "unprofessional" news report.

April 19, 2015

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced an Egyptian national and two Israelis to life in prison for charges of espionage, state news said Sunday. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The Egyptian defendant is accused of working for the Israeli Mossad and providing them with information about the deployment of armed forces in Sinai.
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters gather in Ramses square. (AFP/File)
17:06 GMT
The trial of 51 alleged Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the word of a single police officer, the organization said Sunday.
Court preliminarily sentences 11 defendants to death for 2012 Port Said stadium violence
14:13 GMT
The Port Said Criminal Court referred on Sunday 11 defendants to the Grand Mufti to issue an opinion on sentencing them to death over murder charges during stadium violence which erupted in the canal city of Port Said in February 2012.
Sherine soaking up the sun in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT
Sherine Abdel Wahab soaks up the sun in Beirut and celebrates her "Best Middle Eastern Female Artist" MEMA win.
Riot police at Port Said Stadium in Egypt. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:49 GMT
Death sentences handed to 11 convicted of participating in the massacre have been referred to the Grand Mufti.
Experts say Morsi could face the death penalty in his upcoming trial this Tuesday in the latest of a series of harsh sentences handed down to Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
Youssef during his latest appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (Image: Twitter)
08:17 GMT
Bassem Youssef explains the Middle East's current state of affairs to Jon Stewart!
Ghada Adel stars in "The Pledge". (Image: Facebook)
07:42 GMT
Ramadan will take us to an unknown village that appears to be cursed in the TV series “The Pledge” ("Al-Ahd"), starring Ghada Adel among other Arab actors.
This has been the longest closure of the Rafah crossing since 2009. (Image: AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef. (Image: Facebook)
07:19 GMT
What better way to enjoy Eid El Fitr with the family than to celebrate at the cinema and watch Rania Youssef star in the film "Shad Agzaa".
Egyptian nationals are exiting Yemen due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country.. (AFP/FIle)
06:00 GMT
A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Al-Mestarayah recruited 100 delegates to collect the money, in return for 20% of the collected money.
05:55 GMT
Prosecution investigations revealed that a notorious conman, known as Al-Mestarayah, has scammed Egyptians.
Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.

April 18, 2015

Egypt begins trial of 16 over deadly stadium violence
17:42 GMT
The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Saturday the trial of 16 defendants accused of involvement in February's deadly football violence to May 18, during the trial's first session.

April 16, 2015

Ahmed Ezz's controversial look. (Image: El Fagr news)
21:16 GMT
Ahmed Ezz is in the Egyptian spotlight often, be it for his artistic talents or some scandal, and his latest attention grabbing act was sporting a new look that Wafaa Amer assures she has no probs with.
Four new gas-powered power plants will have
a total capacity of 900 megawatts (image: on file).
19:13 GMT
Egypt has signed preliminary deals with Kuwait's Alghanim International for two energy-related projects worth a total of $1.6 billion.
Assaf and Nour el Sherif are working together on a Palestinian production. (Image: Facebook)
14:53 GMT
Mohammed Assaf is doing something he's never done before!
Roadside bomb explosions in the Sinai are a near daily occurrence. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
Bassem with his silver award for "Best TV Host." (Image: Egyptianstreets.com)
10:30 GMT
Bassem Youssef's satirical TV program "El Bernameg" is the first Egyptian and Arab program to win similar award.
Tamer Hosny Live in Holland - Amsterdam 12 April / European Tour. (Image: Ashtar Studio)
10:07 GMT
Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny is a raging success in Europe!
Somaya al-Khashab will proudly show off her new figure on screen.
09:23 GMT
She's lost weight, looks great, and is ready for the camera again in "Yana Yanty" TV series with actress Fifi Abdo at her side.
In 2013, the IMF’s projections for real GDP growth was 2.2% (image: on file).
08:45 GMT
Growth forecasts for Egypt’s real gross domestic product (GDP) were raised to 4% in 2015 and 4.4% in 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its World Economic Outlook report.
Iran launches a Hawk surface-to-air missile. (AFP Photo/Amin Khoroshahi)
05:00 GMT
The US said Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of missiles to Egypt, the second biggest arms deal this week.

April 15, 2015

Salah and Dragovic
18:02 GMT
Mohamed Salah greeted his former teammate at Basel and upcoming rival Aleksandar Dragovic ahead of the match between Fiorentina and Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives congratulations from Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz after becoming president. (AFP/File)
17:50 GMT
Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.
The wheat harvest lasts from April to June.
16:22 GMT
The world’s largest wheat importer needs around 9.5 million tonnes of wheat to produce subsidised bread, the main staple food for Egyptians.
Omar Junior is gay and proud but not allowed to enter Egypt! (Image: Google)
15:03 GMT
A new law bans gays from entering Egypt... too bad for Omar Sharif's grandson!
Egypt squad
15:01 GMT
While the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to officially name a coach for the senior national team, the Super Eagles in preparation for Afcon 2017 in Gabon...
Earlier this week a car bomb exploded outside a police station in North Sinai's provincial capital of El-Arish. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Two military students died, and six other civilians were injured in the attack on Wednesday afternoon.
Rising consumption and falling production has turned the country from an energy exporter to a net importer.
06:55 GMT
Egypt moved closer to easing its chronic power shortages this month with the arrival of a floating import terminal marking the start of imports of super-cooled LNG.

April 14, 2015

Egypt’s railway, which transports around 1.4 million passengers every day, has been struggling with an outdated system for years (image: on file).
18:02 GMT
Egypt signed a $600 million framework agreement with the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited to renovate railway tracks along the the national railway network.
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
15:00 GMT
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
One of the Bollywood shows at the Cairo Opera House. (Image: Bassam Al Zoghby)
14:54 GMT
This year, the India by the Nile festival brought several components addressing Egypt's Bollywood lovers, uncovering – or reasserting – the unconditional passion that the population holds towards the Mumbai's riches.
Protesters gather outside Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The US particularly criticized Egypt's frequent use of mass trials and sentencing, following the recent conviction 37 defendants to life terms, including Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.