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Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces, speaks to the media next to a replica of a Tornado fighter jet, at the Riyadh airbase in the Saudi capital on March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:11 GMT
A Saudi official stated at the Arab country summit in Egypt that airstrikes in Yemen will likely continue for at least five to six months.
A policeman walks through the site of the explosion outside the Cairo police headquarters in January 2014. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
An explosion in Egypt's capital city of Cairo has injured eight people, including four police officers. The bomb detonated at the Cairo Media University.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.

March 27, 2015

Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
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Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit.
An overhaul of Egypt's visa system announced last week is unlikely to keep Gulf residents from jetting off to see the pyramids this summer. (AFP/File)
17:29 GMT
An overhaul of Egypt's visa system announced last week is unlikely to keep Gulf residents from jetting off to see the pyramids this summer.
Masked Hamas militants take part in a 2005 rally next to the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah. (AFP/Said Khatib)
15:08 GMT
An Egyptian lawyer withdrew Friday his lawsuit against Hamas, despite achieving a ruling in the case declaring the Palestinian faction a "terrorist group."

March 26, 2015

The Arab leaders met in Egypt ahead of the 2015 Arab League Summit
20:46 GMT
Arab foreign ministers agreed in a meeting in Egypt on Thursday to form a joint Arab military force to counter growing security threats in the region, the Arab League's chief said.
The Egyptian government announced its political and military support for military action. (File)
13:38 GMT
Egypt has sent four naval ships to Yemen to help secure the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, an Egyptian official has said.
Donia with X Factor judges Ragheb Alama and Elissa. (Image: Daralakhbar.com)
11:46 GMT
Rumor has it that Donia Samir Ghanem isn't friends with Elissa, but that's not really the case!
The private sector in both countries must look for available investment opportunities in Egypt and Mexico,
04:55 GMT
The summit had showed how much Egypt can cooperate with Mexico and Latin American states, said the Ambassador of Mexico to Cairo Jorge Alvarez Fuentes.

March 25, 2015

The Cairo Criminal Court resumed the trial of the two reporters Wednesday, postponing the trial to April 22. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
The Cairo Criminal Court resumed the trial of the two reporters Wednesday, postponing the trial to April 22.
After over four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el-Adly was released, state news agency MENA reported. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT
After over four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el-Adly was released, state news agency MENA reported.
Youssef said that Egyptian diplomacy has been working on enhancing its relationship with Africa, and that Egypt is "launching" a new stage with its African neighbours.
15:08 GMT
Egyptian experts are divided in their reactions to Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on Monday signing a declaration of principles over Ethiopia building the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the Nile's largest tributary.
Ruby at her sister Maryhanne's wedding in 2014. (Image: Bitajarod.com)
14:08 GMT
Egyptian actresses and sisters Ruby and Maryhanne have just found out that they're expecting.
The Houthi rebels are closing in on Hadi in Aden. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The entire Egyptian diplomatic mission to Yemen has fled Aden, after having relocated the embassy from Sanaa to the temporary capital.
How will the Ahmed Ezz-Zeina drama end? (Image: Sonara.net)
10:38 GMT
She wants $131,000 USD to talk about it, but has Zeina been lying about having Ahmed Ezz's twins all along?
Youssef predicts greater filmmaker than Youssef Chahine will come out of Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
08:46 GMT
Egyptian film director Khaled Youssef predicts greater filmmaker than Youssef Chahine will come out of Egypt.

March 24, 2015


At the same time last year, the current account deficit stood at $866m.
19:23 GMT
Egypt ran an overall balance of payments deficit of $1bn for the first half of the 2014/15 fiscal year, compared to a surplus of around $2 billion in the same period the year befor.
A spokesman for the forensic authority has been sacked Tuesday after his comments on a slain activist's death. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT
A spokesman for the forensic authority has been sacked Tuesday after his comments on a slain activist's death.
A still from Abla Fahita's promo for her upcoming TV show. (Image: YouTube still)
12:42 GMT
Puppet Abla Fahita has been a naughty girl!
Egyptian security forces in the Sinai peninsula. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
A roadside bomb exploded in North Sinai, killing two soldiers and injuring six others.
Egyptian Shaabi band 8% have their sights set on Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
10:11 GMT
Joined by British DJ Goldierocks in the GrEEK Campus, band members Okka and Ortega will bring their electro-shaabi tunes to the city of Cairo.
The canal itself is currently undergoing an expansion to allow two-way traffic that is scheduled to open in August.
09:54 GMT
Egypt's president has issued a decree to offer new bonds to the public to generate revenue to develop the Suez Canal area.
The Ethiopian 6,000 megawatt dam, set to be Africa's largest, is expected to be fully completed by 2017.
08:58 GMT
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a declaration of principles on Monday, in a critical step towards resolving a four-year dispute over Nile water sharing arrangements among Basin countries.
What Adel wants, Adel gets? (Image: Alsada.ae)
08:09 GMT
What Adel wants, Adel gets? Imam requests $1 million USD to be interviewed by George Kordahi!

March 23, 2015

Chahine directing one of his many productions. (Image: Misrinternationalfilms.com)
21:57 GMT
Government error makes Youssef Chahine a well-known filmmaker.
Mourners carry the coffin of Shaimaa el-Sabagh, an Egyptian protester who was killed in clashes with the police, during her funeral on January 25, 2015 in Egypt's second city Alexandria. (AFP/Tarek Abdel Hamid)
19:30 GMT
The justice ministry is investigating the accuracy of comments by a forensic authority spokesman who said the activist died because she was "too slim."
Sandy loves Barcelona as much as she loves her pajamas! (Image: Facebook)
11:56 GMT
We now know that Egyptian singer Sandy is a serious Barcelona fan!
Italian navy rescuers assist illegal migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.  (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The men attempted to cross illegally to Italy by boat, and are feared to be trapped in Libya.

March 22, 2015

The firm’s new project in Egypt has also attracted strong interest from local and international investors, according to Terra Sola’s Chairman David Heimhofer.
17:25 GMT
Valued at $3.5 billion, the project will provide 2,000 megawatts (MW) of solar energy in the country, the statement added.
The move comes as Airbus steps up efforts to boost sales of the plane, which has not found an airline customer since 2013.
17:16 GMT
Airbus has increased the standard number of seats in the brochure for its A380 superjumbo to 544, the company said on Friday.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with supporters of the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 23 alleged members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison.
"The Blue Elephant" film poster. (Image: courtesy of thecairopost.com)
14:50 GMT
The 4th annual Luxor African Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, and Marwan Hamed’s “The Blue Elephant” went home the winner.
Sherine's pretty flowers from her baby girls. (Images: Facebook)
12:11 GMT
Sherine showed off the girls that made her a momma and the flowers they gave her for Mother's Day yesterday.
Abyusif is one of this year's DCAF artists. (Image: Facebook)
11:12 GMT
A Danish DJ and an Egyptian rapper are ready to jam out this week for DCAF.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior reports one arrested in the botched attempt. (Image: The Wire)
09:53 GMT
Bomb detonates as it is being planted in Al-Ibrahimiya municipal garage. Two dead, one arrested.
 But to make this success a turning point, it must be followed by a broader, more transparent, and more detailed discussion of the coming phase.
04:55 GMT
This success places a heavy responsibility on the government, and all of Egypt, to turn the programs, agreements, and pledges made during the conference into facts on the ground.

March 21, 2015

Egyptians gather around a public transport bus, that fell from the bridge above, in the Giza governorate, south of Cairo, on March 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
A bus transporting 36 Orascom employees slipped into the Mariotiya river canal near Cairo, killing twelve passengers.

March 20, 2015

Eight suspected members of a Sinai-based militant group were killed in a security campaign Friday, a military source said. (AFP/File)
18:05 GMT
Eight suspected members of a Sinai-based militant group were killed in a security campaign Friday, a military source said.
Four people were killed and three injured in a traffic accident in Cairo on Friday. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Four people were killed and three injured in a traffic accident in Cairo on Friday.
Mohamed Salah
04:55 GMT
The coach says it seems like Fiorentina got the better deal by accepting the Egyptian and money from Chelsea for Juan Cuadrado, and commented on their Europa League progress

March 19, 2015

Mohamed Salah
16:07 GMT
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is ready to face Roma in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Europa League on Thursday
Yousra and Queen Rania at Zaha Center in Jordan. (Image: Facebook)
14:41 GMT
What an epic duo these two strong and sassy yet classy ladies make. Egyptian actress Yousra and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrate mothers.
The presidents of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are set to sign the agreement on 23 March in Khartoum.
11:06 GMT
Al-Sisi ordered the committee’s continued review of the agreement draft and the study of all aspects, as well as the necessary legal action on the subject.
Laila Elwi giving a speech. (Image: courtesy of elcinema.com)
09:55 GMT
Piracy is a real problem in Egyptian cinema, and Laila Elwi thinks President Sisi should do something about it!
Fouad has never been the skinny type... until now? (Image: Facebook)
09:51 GMT
Did Mohammad Fouad resort to liposuction after his Ramadan TV series was cancelled?

March 18, 2015

The new city will occupy 700 square kilometres of land to the east of Cairo and will accommodate seven million people when complete.
22:06 GMT
The UAE and Egypt have signed an agreement to build a new $45 billion administrative capital in the outskirts of Cairo, state news agency WAM reported.
Egypt's Premier League returns
17:48 GMT
Egypt's cabinet decided on Wednesday to resume the country's football premier league on March 30, yet without spectators.
The fourth edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (DCAF) will kick off on 19 March and will run until 9 April with a line-up including performing and visual arts, as well as urban interventions. (Image: Thecairopost.com)
15:07 GMT
The fourth edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (DCAF) will kick off on 19 March and will run until 9 April with a line-up including performing and visual arts, as well as urban interventions.
Youssef declined playing the role of Mohamed Morsi in “The President’s Bodyguard.” (Image: Elwatannews.com)
14:59 GMT
Egyptian actor Hassan Youssef explains why he declined playing Morsi in the film “The President’s Bodyguard.”
Explosions have become a common occurrence in Egypt. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT
A series of improvised bombs exploded near Ahmed Shawqy street in Fayoum city. No deaths were reported, but five people were injured.
Sandy and her shocking pajamas. (Image: Facebook)
12:12 GMT
Can you say epic fashion fail for a celebrity?! Egyptian star Sandy wears something controversial again, and it doesn't even show much skin!
there is a clause in the contract allowing gas supply to be interrupted at short notice
11:30 GMT
There is a clause in the contract allowing gas supply to be interrupted at short notice
"This is an act of state sovereignty,” foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdel Atti told Ahram Online.
11:19 GMT
Any person wishing to enter Egypt will need to obtain a visa before departure and will not be offered it at the airport upon arrival/
Menna looked thinner than usual in a black dress at the Luxor Film Festival. (Image: Almadenah News)
09:00 GMT
Menna Shalabi has reently lost so much weight, and her concerned fans aren't happy!
Helmy said that he has many acting jobs lined up for him. (Image: Albawaba file)
08:10 GMT
Will Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy take part in the Mohammed Assaf biopic?
Rafah border crossing links Gaza to Egypt. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Egyptian forces bulldozed 1,020 homes at the Rafah border, near Gaza City, to make way for a buffer zone.

March 17, 2015

The project, worth $40 billion (305 billion Egyptian pounds), will see the construction of a million housing units in 13 sites across Egypt.
19:30 GMT
Arabtec has accepted Egypt's new conditions.
Sandy performing on stage a couple years ago.
13:17 GMT
Sandy was seriously displeased at Egyptian artist Saad el Soghayar for "teasingly" hitting on an episode of his show "Saad wa Saad" on Al Hayat TV, and even more upset with the network for airing those inappropriate scenes.
Shaima al-Sabbagh is helped by fellow protesters. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The police officer accused of killing activist Shaimaa El-Sabbagh has been referred to a criminal court for trial.
The tape will be rolling in Mauritania. (Image: for illustrative purposes only)
12:46 GMT
Mauritania will soon get a taste of Egyptian cinema through the six-day event “Mauritanian-Egyptian Cinema Days”.
How to win private investment confidence is rather a more ticklish problem.
11:10 GMT
In order to make such infrastructure investment really take-off then the state needs to act as a seed financer only and secure the support of private investors to multiply that investment many times.
"Bakar" is back! (Image: screenshot from YouTube)
08:42 GMT
Cartoon series "Bakar" is returning after an eight year hiatus to our holy month screens this year.

March 16, 2015

More than 14.7 million tourists visited Egypt in 2010, dropping to 9.8 million in 2011.
18:49 GMT
Egypt hopes to generate $20 billion in revenue from tourism by 2020 by attracting 20 million visitors, new tourism minister Khaled Ramy said on Sunday.
The Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie was convicted for setting up a 'control room' from which he and other Brotherhood figures directed the group's acts of violence and chaos across Egypt. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT
A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday for inciting murder in the now infamous case known in the media as "Rabaa control room."
Boris Brechja blasting beats at Sky Room, Ribeirao Preto  (Image: Facebook)
17:13 GMT
It's electric! Join Boris Brechja and DJ Filo at D-CAF’s music programme this month.
Egyptians protesters carrying a wounded youth during clashes near Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 28, 2013. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
17:00 GMT
Nema El-Sayed, 18, has been referred to a juvenile court for a retrial. She was arrested during clashes when she was still a minor.
Mohamed Mounir sings lyrics by Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudy (Image: Facebook)
16:57 GMT
Thanks to the writing magic of Egyptian poet Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudy, Mohamed Mounir will be chief performer in the show at the Suez Canal inauguration.
Mohamed Salah
16:50 GMT
Ahead of first Egyptian national team gathering since November, newly-appointed coach Hector Cuper starts his mission with a camp for the Equatorial Guinea friendly.
“Egypt needs at least $200-$300 billion to (develop) … I know Egypt and its problems,” Sisi said.
14:20 GMT
Difficult times still lie ahead in a country where two-fifths of the population live on or around the poverty line.
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates each offered $4 billion to Egypt.
14:04 GMT
Central bank deposits that Egypt's Gulf allies pledged at an investment summit will arrive in the country within days.
Naglaa with her doting husband Hamdi Qandil. (Image: Elnashra.com)
14:01 GMT
Naglaa Fathi to undergo skin disease treatment in Switzerland.
Egypt has also signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for potential deals worth $92 billion at the conference, according to Salman.
04:55 GMT
Egypt has also signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for potential deals worth $92 billion at the conference, according to Salman.

March 15, 2015

The canal’s expansion, set to cost $8bn, is expected to raise canal revenues to $13bn a year, from a current $5bn, by 2023.
20:14 GMT
Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman and Suez Canal head Vice-Admiral Mohab Mamish signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the establishing of the Suez Canal economic zone.
The Economic Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh has witnessed the signing of several investment agreements in some sectors amounting to $142.2bn.
19:52 GMT
The housing, transportation, petroleum, tourism, and investments sectors won the largest of this amount, but no statement has been made regarding Suez Canal Axis investments
He stated that Russian tourists represent the largest number of arrivals in Egypt, adding that the coming period will witness another increase in the number of tourists.
19:45 GMT
Two Russian delegations have visited the site of a nuclear power plant to be established in Dabaa in the past few days, according to Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev.
During his closing speech, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called for holding the summit every year in Sharm El-Sheikh.
19:30 GMT
The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC), referred to as Economic Summit, ended on Sunday after three days that witnessed the signing of agreements between the Egyptian government and companies.
Egyptian authorities have mounted a full-scale advertising offensive, with the conference logo “Egypt the Future” found everywhere from billboards to chocolate bars on flights to Sharm El-She
19:20 GMT
One of Egypt’s top businessmen said on Saturday the country needs to fire inefficient civil servants to attract investment and strengthen the economy.
RIP, Mohamed Wafik. (Image: courtesy of 3alyoum.com)
19:12 GMT
It's sad day in Egyptian cinema. One of the great has passed on.
The Google Doodle of Shadi Abdel Salam. (Image: Google screenshot)
11:28 GMT
Egyptian film director and screenwriter Shadi Abdel Salam got his own Google Doodle, in celebration of his 85th birthday.
The social aspect of growth will be also tackled through a focus on microcredit and small and medium sized enterprises.
09:37 GMT
Egypt’s prime minister revealed Saturday the government's economic vision up to 2030 before an audience of world leaders attending the Sharm El-Sheikh Economic Development Conference.
Much of the investments will be injected for expanding the PepsiCo’s portfolio and in the company’s total supply chain network as well as infrastructure and capacity, stated Sheikh.
09:10 GMT
Egypt hopes the weekend conference will project an image of stability and improve investor confidence hit by the political upheaval after the fall of veteran ruler Hosni Mubarak.
Violence has increased in Matariya district, as citizens and police frequently clash. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT
A small bomb exploded at the Matariya tram station in Cairo, killing a man and his donkey.
Egypt signed six agreements with international companies for logistics and transportation projects worth a total of $2.2 billion.
08:31 GMT
Egypt signed energy deals and MOUs worth over $40 billion with international companies including many from the Gulf, meeting Egypt’s energy crunch with an appetite for investment.
"If implemented efficiently, more spending on health and education could support higher and more inclusive growth, while preserving fiscal sustainability", Lagarde said.
07:39 GMT
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said on Friday Egypt was on the right path after embarking on economic reforms but cautioned the country needs to do more to achieve needed growth.
The project is expected to employ thousands of people.
07:35 GMT
Cairo has signed on Saturday a final deal with British Petroleum worth $12 billion over four years, reportedly the biggest single foreign investment in Egypt's history.
Thousands of Egyptians have been returning home following increased violence in Libya. (AFP)
05:28 GMT
A further 285 Egyptians returned to Egypt from Libya on Saturday, the latest groups since Egypt launched airstrikes on Daesh targets in Derna.
World Bank managing director, Sri Mulyani (Photo: Al-Ahram)
04:55 GMT
"This event marks an important step for Egypt. It shows that Egypt is open for business," said the World Bank's managing director.