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Diab is furious with MBC for illegally using videos from his private life. (Image: Facebook)
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Amr Diab has threatened to take legal action against MBC TV for legal misconduct.

March 3, 2015

The UAE along with Saudi Arabia have pledged billions of dollars to support the Egyptian economy.
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Investment climate in Egypt is improving and the country will be back on economic recovery if the new policies for the economic growth are implemented,
The tower will be launched during the Economic Summit to be held in Sharm El Sheikh from March 13 to 15.
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Egypt has unveiled plans to build a 200-m-high pyramid skyscraper, Zayed Crystal Spark, on an 798,000 sq m area at Sheikh Zayed City in Cairo.
Dominique Hourani stylin' at the Van Cleef & Arpels event. (Image: Google)
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Dominique Hourani hit up a VIP ceremony recently for jewelry brand Van Cleef & Arpels.
Bassem appeared on The Daily Show on more than one occasion. (Image:
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Are Americans ready to hear their political satire-news from a Middle-Easterner with a "thick accent"?
Liqaa with her adorable daughter. (Image: Masrawy.com)
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Liqaa Sweian threatened with murder and kidnap of her child.
The three wealthy Gulf governments, deeply opposed to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood group, ramped up aid to Egypt after his ouster and are spending heavily to try to ensure the success of current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Egypt has obtained $23 billion in aid from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait in the 18 months since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was ousted.
Saudi Arabia’s market, on the other hand, lacked clear direction and was nearly flat as oil edged down towards $62 per barrel.
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Egypt’s stock market rebounded on Monday after bullish comments from government officials and executives and signs that the planned parliamentary election will go ahead soon.
Safinaz caused quite a stir with this Egyptian flag get up. (Image: Twitter)
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The Egyptian-based Armenian belly dancer Safinaz knows how to keep her name in the news - by getting in trouble all the time!
Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday.

March 2, 2015

Inflation should range between 3% and 5%, the report noted while the average economic growth expected is 7%.
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is set to present the “Sustainable Development Strategy Egyptvision 2030” during the March Economic Development Conference.
An explosive device in front of the High Court in Cairo injured 11 on Monday, state TV reported. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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An explosive device in front of the High Court in Cairo injured 11 on Monday, state TV reported.
Gazans protest the branding of Hamas as a "terrorist organization." Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Thousands of Palestinians rallied in Khan Yunis and Gaza City on Sunday to protest Egypt's decision to list Hamas as a "terrorist organization.”
The Cairo High Court. (AFP/Gianluigi Geurcia)
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A bomb exploded in downtown Cairo at the building of the High Court.
Egyptian winger Salah hails Fiorentina teammates after Inter victory
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Egypt winger Mohamed Salah has expressed his delight after scoring the winner for Fiorentina in Sunday’s 1-0 victory against Inter Milan, hailing his teammates for the victory.
Egyptians carry their luggage as they walk to the Tunisian border from Libya in order to be evacuated to Egypt. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian expats have been fleeing Libya by the thousands after Daesh released a video purportedly showing the mass execution of 21 Egyptian nationals.
Alexandre is the spitting image of Tamer! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ever wondered what a Tamer Hosny lookalike looks like?
The Abu Dhabi company is led by a team of executives who worked at Emaar Properties, including Emaar's current chairman, Mohamed Alabbar.tra
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The project will be privately funded by an "investor developer" and possible international partners and will cost $75 billion to $80 billion over 12 years.

March 1, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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The Egyptian was on target again to defeat Inter at San Siro for the first time in 15 years and may be the secret weapon in the race for third in Serie A
Inter 0-1 Fiorentina: Salah strikes to sink Nerazzurri
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The forward, on loan from Chelsea, continued his hot streak by scoring the only goal in Fiorentina's triumph over Roberto Mancini's men
A state-run news agency said a bomb was planted in an electricity transformer outside of the station Sunday. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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A state-run news agency said a bomb was planted in an electricity transformer outside of the station Sunday.
Egypt's army operations during February killed at least 173 militants and destroyed a large number of militant hideouts, armed forced said Sunday. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's army operations during February killed at least 173 militants and destroyed a large number of militant hideouts, armed forced said Sunday.
Salah thanks god after scoring in Fiorentina's win over Tottenham
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@22mosalah: What a fantastic game let's think about inter thanks god
Sherine is now a huge star in the Arab world. (Image: Albawaba file)
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A video of Egyptian superstar Sherine Abdel Wahab singing as a child has fallen into our hands, and you can watch it right here!
Is her appearance in this pic the reason Ola Ghanem didn't show to the premiere?
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Hmm, what was it that kept the Egyptian actress from showing to her own film premiere for "Al Dunia Maqlouba" (The World Upside Down).
Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court Egyptian judge Anwar al-Asi and a panel of judges attend a session at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on February 25, 2015 to determine if the House of Representatives parliamentary election law is constitutional. (AFP/File)
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The ruling could postpone parliamentary polls set to start later in March.
Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir. (Image: Facebook)
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Over the weekend, followers of Mohamed Mounir were tweeting the star's hashtag on Twitter.
Ezz is still refusing to take a DNA tests to prove that he isn't the father of Zeina's twins. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Ahmed Ezz and Zeina are still battling it out in court... at a very slow pace!

February 28, 2015

Youssef said that he became a satirist to expose the hypocrisy and lies reported by the media. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Egyptian satirical TV host Bassem Youssef answered Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" on Sunday. This is what he had to say!
President al-Sisi has cracked down on Islamist groups. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty)
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An court in Egypt has declared the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a terrorist organization.

February 27, 2015

The canal, the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, earns Egypt around $5 billion per year, a vital source of hard currency in a country whose tourism and foreign investment have slumped
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Egypt's military could help build an industrial hub around a new Suez Canal, the project's manager said, the first suggestion that the armed forces may play an important role in the huge investment venture planned alongside the new waterway.
The officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the death of Karim Hamdy. (AFP/File)
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The officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the death of Karim Hamdy.
Fiorentina players celebrate Salah's goal
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The Fiorentina coach is delighted with the player they brought on loan to Chelsea in exchange for the Colombian attacker following their Europa League win over Tottenham

February 26, 2015

The official Petra news agency said that the agreement signed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, would set in motion the implementation of the first phase of a long-awaited project.
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Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages.
Fiorentina 2-0 Tottenham (agg 3-1): Salah strikes as Spurs crash out
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The Egyptian capitalised on a poor touch from Jan Vertonghen to send Vincenzo Montella's men into the last 16 of the Europa League after Mario Gomez broke the deadlock
Tamer Hosny released a teaser for his "180 Degrees" music video. (Image: Screenshot from YouTube)
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Tamer Hosny has fans going cray-cray with a YouTube teaser for his song "180 Degrees".
Hamza Namira playing his sweet tunes. (Image: Facebook)
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“I’ll continue presenting the art that I love. I’ll continue to give concerts. See you next concert," the Egyptian singer wrote after the Egyptian Syndicate of Musical Professions' recent decision to expel him.
Shaabola attacks ISIS once again with harsh song lyrics. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Patriotic Egyptian folk singer Shaabola has attacked ISIS once again with a new insulting song.
On 24 January an explosion targeted the Cairo Security Directorate building. (AFP/File)
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Another bomb has exploded in the greater-Cairo area, this time at a police station in El-Waraq district in Giza governorate, making it the fourth attack in Egypt today.
Egyptians walk on al-Moez street in Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili district on February 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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One person as been killed as three bombs explode in Cairo's Muhandiseen and Imbaba neighborhoods.
The promotional campaign is oriented towards the Arab market, to support inter-Arab tourism, according to a Tourism Ministry statement released Wednesday.
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The Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority (ETPA) are set to launch Thursday evening a promotional campaign entitled “Misr Qareeba” (Egypt is Close).

February 25, 2015

The child will be tried in Fayoum after allegedly attacking security forces, a legal group said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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The child will be tried in Fayoum after allegedly attacking security forces, a legal group said Wednesday.
An Egyptian street vendor carries cotton candies on al-Moez street in Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili district on February 20, 2015.(AFP/File)
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Egyptian courts will soon announce their verdict on the constitutionality of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.
Mai Kassab and Ok are off to a rough start. (Image: Facebook)
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The Egyptian actress is taking some heat right now after being accused of physically hitting producer Khaled Mohammad Taher.
Wissam v Amal: Who's in the wrong here? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Former Mr. Lebanon Wissam Hanna is NOT a fan of Amal Hijazi, and he's not afraid to show it!
Ghalia Benali is ready to bring in Cairo next week. Here she is photographed on tour in Indonesia. (Image: Facebook)
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Born in Belgium but brought up in Tunisia, singer Ghalia Benali is bringing her album "Al Palna" back to life in Cairo next week.
An Egyptian security official mans a checkpoint in Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Although a bold and robust response is needed when it comes to fighting Daesh - namely now in Libya, Arab armies will not help.

February 24, 2015


The Arab world's most populous nation is struggling to cope with energy demand from a population of 85 million.
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Egypt hopes to halt liquefied natural gas imports in 2020, Oil Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday, as projects to develop its own gas fields are completed.
Still from psychological thriller "Out of Order".
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Get ready to hang onto your seats if you hit the cinema this week. "Out of Order" (Khareg El-Khedma), a psychological thriller, opens on Wednesday.
Egyptian airstrikes have killed several civilians, Amnesty International said Tuesday, along with the Daesh militants they targeted. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian airstrikes have killed several civilians, Amnesty International said Tuesday, along with the Daesh militants they targeted.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a new law which will broadly define terrorism and terrorist acts.
Mohamed with his beautiful ex-wife on their wedding day. (Image: Mshaher.sowark.com)
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Mohamed Hamaki has finally announced his divorce from wife of two-years Nahla al Hajari!
Egyptian former interior minister Habib al-Adly (C) walks outside the court room after his retrial at Cairo's police academy on February 24, 2015 after an Egyptian court acquitted him and former prime minister Ahmed Nazif of corruption charges, in the latest reversal of verdicts against officials who served under strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian courts acquitted the former prime minister and interior minister from the Mubarak regime of charges pertaining to corruption earlier today,
Amr Diab is hard at work on a new album. (Image: Facebook)
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"Tonight" hit maker Amr Diab is working hard to bring us more of the music we love. The Egyptian songster has a new album under construction to be ready come summer.
The 87th Oscars were held on Sunday, February 22, 2015. (Image: contently.com)
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Egyptian film makers' endeavors to enter the Oscars have nearly always gone unheeded. Check out this list of films that were close to competing the best foreign language film Oscar award.
Imam has apologized to Nour for his lack of touch. (Image: Al Arab)
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Somebody tell Adel Imam that Nour el Sherif is a friend in need!

February 23, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah continued his perfect start in Italy after scoring his second Serie A goal in Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw with Torino on Sunday.
The comprehensive project plan will be announced within two weeks.
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The cost of the Suez Canal Development Project’s infrastructure is expected to be $15bn,
Egypt won't bid for hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to instead support Arab neighbours Algeria in their bid
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Egypt has announced it won't bid for hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to instead support Arab neighbours Algeria in their bid.
The exodus of Egyptian migrants has been increasing since the mass execution of Egyptian Christians in February. (AFP/File)
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The exodus of Egyptian migrants has been increasing since the mass execution of Egyptian Christians in February.
The government cracked down on organizations involved with the now-banned political group Monday. (AFP/File)
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The government cracked down on organizations involved with the now-banned political group Monday.
The reporters' retrial was postponed Monday shortly after their release on bail. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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The reporters' retrial was postponed Monday shortly after their release on bail.
Sakka saved a baby girl from a dumpster in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actor Ahmed el Sakka saved a baby's life this week after finding her in a dumpster!
Shahin also mentioned that the cars people ride and international-educational institutions is currently a part of the social-status equation.
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From Michael Kors to Victoria’s Secret and Tory Burch, City Stars' entire floor is a line-up of the most luxurious brands in the world.
Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside the Egyptian embassy, a few hours after it was shut down, on February 23, 2015. Egypt's is the latest foreign mission to shut down over security fears after the Shia Houthi militia takeover. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The Egyptian diplomatic mission in Yemen returned to Cairo in the early hours on Monday.
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian courts have sentenced Alaa Abdel-Fattah to five years in prison for protesting and other charges.
Cinderella performed by Kharkov Children Ballet Company in 2005 (Photo: Mohamed Wassim / Al Ahram)
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It will be a fairy tale story again in the Cairo Opera House. The Cinderella ballet is returning after a 15 year hiatus.
Last July, Egypt's then newly-elected president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi raised taxes on cigarettes and alcohol-by up to 200 percent.
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Egypt has raised sales taxes on cigarettes for the third time in a year, according to a presidential decree published in the country's official gazette on Saturday.
Egypt has accelerated the pace of auctions for exploration and production blocks and improved deal terms to help attract major energy companies.
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Egypt will hold an international auction for eight oil and natural gas exploration blocks in the Mediterranean Sea.

February 22, 2015

Adel Imam had to have security personnel on his latest set. (Image: Facebook)
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All the students on campus at Cairo University were only actors as Adel Imam's new program "A Manager and the Head of a Department" filmed scenes on location.

February 21, 2015

ES Setif team
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Egypt's Ahly scored deep in stoppage time to bring back to mind their memorable Confederation Cup triumph last year but their hopes were crushed after they lost 6-5 on penalties away to Algeria's ES Setif in the African Super Cup on Saturday.
SYRIA (177/180): Daesh is in Syria, but the Syrian regime is just as deadly. While Daesh is estimated to have murdered at least 20 reporters — dozens of Arabs don’t make headlines — the regime has killed nearly as many. Warring factions in the country have made it impossible to cover the conflict without being targeted. (AFP/File)
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More journalists have been targeted and killed than ever before. The deadliest region? The Middle East.
Production Award grantees, December 2014. (Image: Courtesy of Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
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Ten artists from five Arab countries have been granted production grants from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (or Culture Resource), in the second leg of its 2014 Production Awards Programme.

February 20, 2015

According to the militants, the three suicide bombings in Qubba on Friday were in response to Egyptian airstrikes on Derna, pictured above. (AFP/File)
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Militants fighting for Daesh claimed responsibility for 3 car bombs that killed over 40 people in Libya on Friday. The militants noted that the attacks were in response to Egypt's airstrikes on Derna

February 19, 2015

Last year, the Kingdom, Iraq and Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding on transporting oil and natural gas between them.
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Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Wednesday met Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sherif Ismail and discussed means to improve cooperation.
The Daesh threat has led to a mass Egyptian exodus from Libya, an official said Thursday. (AFP/File)
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The Daesh threat has led to a mass Egyptian exodus from Libya, an official said Thursday.
The Africa Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) logo
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The 2015 African Women's Volleyball Club Championship has been scheduled to hold from March 26 to April 6 in Cairo, Egypt, the Africa Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) announced on Wednesday.
Egypt's assistant foreign minister denied the story that ten more Egyptians were kidnapped in Tripoli Thursday, a scare following Daesh's mass execution of Egyptian Christians in Libya. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's assistant foreign minister denied the story that ten more Egyptians were kidnapped Thursday.
A still of Bassem and Sara from the Tickling Giants trailer. (Image: YouTube still)
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Can you keep a secret? "Al Bernameg" star Bassem Youssef stars in a secretly directed documentary "Tickling Giants".
Ahmed El Fishawy stars in "Out of Order". (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT
Sherine Rida used to be married to Amr Diab, but her current claim to fame is a starring role in the film "Out of Service".
Yasmina performing on "Arabs Got Talent". (Image: Facebook)
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Young talent show contestant from Egypt, Yasmina El-Elwany, was in a vehicle accident with her family on the way home from her performance at the Cairo Opera House.
Egyptian troops check IDs at a checkpoint. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT
Unknown assailants opened fire at a check point in the Egyptian city of Suez, killing one police officer and injuring another.
The beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, which prompted the air strikes earlier Monday, was an "additional reason for security" for Cairo.
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Paris hopes the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters to be delivered later this year -- which comes as Cairo launched air strikes against jihadists in Libya.
Will Zeina and Ezz ever reconcile? (Image: Albawaba file)
08:03 GMT
Zeina is clearly looking for love, but is it away from her "secret husband" Ahmed Ezz?
Egyptian forces could launch a ground operation in Libya to rescue its citizens, according to sources. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
After the brutal killings of 21 Coptic Christians by Daesh in Libya, Egypt responded swiftly. Along with battling militants in the Sinai, do Egyptian security forces have enough on their plate?
Egypt launched a wide-scale military operation Libya after 20 of its nationals were beheaded by Daesh. (AFP/File)
05:56 GMT
Qatar's Foreign Ministry recalled its ambassador from Egypt days after Cairo launched a military operation against Daesh targets in Libya.

February 18, 2015

Libya initially asked the international community to help fight extremism and lift the embargo only a month ago. (AFP/File)
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Libya initially asked the international community to help fight extremism and lift the embargo only a month ago.
"Egypt and Jordan are in great need of natural gas, but there is other natural gas in the region besides Israeli gas."
20:50 GMT
Egypt and Jordan yesterday announced that they planned to sign memoranda of understanding to import gas from other countries.
A prosecution department referred 200 defendants, the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, to a military court Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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A prosecution department referred 200 defendants, the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, to a military court Tuesday.
An accurate tally of the mass execution Wednesday showed 20 Egyptians and one Central African victim. (Screenshot: Al Jazeera)
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An accurate tally of the mass execution Wednesday showed 20 Egyptians and one victim from Central Africa.
The legend Ghassan Matar is still going. (Image: Facebook)
15:24 GMT
Despite confirmed rumors of Egyptian actor Ghassan Matar's death, his wife has spoken up that he's still breathing.
Ola Ghanem likes to keep her characters unique. (Image: Facebook)
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Even though she's portraying the same role as deceased acting predecessor, Ola Ghanem adamantly denies she's imitating Hind Rustum.
Ezzat's biggest regret was leaving his 1970's band. (Image: Google)
15:08 GMT
It's terrible to live in the past, but Ezzat Abou Aouf can;t get over this one thing in his life!
Egypt has been suffering from an acute energy crunch as foreign oil companies suspend extraction works on the back of growing arrears as political turmoil.
14:51 GMT
Egypt’s government is set to discuss establishing an independent entity for the transmission of electricity in a move that would allow private sector participation in the market.
Ahmed Helmy is missing from Facebook at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
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Nothing worse than getting hacked online. Ok, there are worse things, but his fans are impatiently waiting for Ahmed Helmy to get his Facebook and Twitter back.
Rumor-creators are now claiming that Sherif has lung cancer. (Image: Albawaba file)
14:35 GMT
More rumors are circulating around Nour el Sherif's health. The latest? He allegedly has lung cancer!!
Donia seems to be enjoying herself as a judge on The X Factor Arabia. (Image: Facebook)
12:55 GMT
What has Ahmed Mekky been up to since Donia Samir Ghanem's departure from his on-screen life?