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August 25, 2016

Egyptian Coptic church. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian Coptic church is fighting for better legislation to build and restore churches.
A number of European airlines and governments introduced restrictions on flights to Sharm El-Sheikh over security concerns after the Russian airliner disaster. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
Turkish Airlines is set to operate four flights per week to and from the Egyptian resort after nearly ten months of suspended services.
Hossam El-Badry (Photo: Ahram)
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Hossam El-Badry will lead Ahly for a third stint despite an acrimonious departure in 2013 after Egypt’s most successful club named him as a manager on Wednesday as they hope to alter a stunning decline in form.
Egypt is keen to boost tourism from the Ukraine, which is among the biggest sources of visitors to Egypt's resorts.  (File photo)
05:31 GMT
The concert by Ukrainian singer Svetlana Loboda is part of a wider tourism strategy of inviting famous performers to give concerts in Egypt, particularly in its key tourist destinations.

August 24, 2016

Strawberries. (Shutterstock)
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After US media linked a hepatitis A outbreak to strawberries imported from Egypt, the country is doing an in-depth agricultural investigation.
Abeer Abdel Rahman (Photo:
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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Wednesday that the bronze medal for women's weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is to be re-destributed to Egyptian Abeer Abdel Rahman...
The Xperia phones play an important role in the growth and maturing of the relationship between the couple and are central to the story as it unfolds. (Facebook/Angham)

15:55 GMT
Romance is in the air with a love story from the Egyptian songstress and Sony Xperia.
Cloud seeding, invented in 1946, can enhance the ability of clouds to produce precipitation. (Pexels)
13:09 GMT
The Egyptian government is set to conduct feasibility studies on the application of the rain-maximising technology which is currently applied in many parts of the world including Germany, China, the UAE and France.
The Saudi flag. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in prison on charges of espionage for sending documents about the country to Iranian contacts in Lebanon.
Sameh Shukri faced a backlash for his comments (YouTube)
11:14 GMT
And people aren’t happy about it.
Nadia is currently in a terrible state at the ICU. (
09:51 GMT
We honor the 82-year-old starlet by sharing seven interesting facts about her life.
You needn't hear her voice to believe it. (Instagram)
08:53 GMT
You needn't hear her voice to believe it.
The Kuwaiti Fund loan to finance the project will be repaid in instalments over 20 years, with a five-year grace period. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
The long-awaited project will help boost the two countries’ total power-generation capacity by linking the power stations in the city of Badr in Egypt, and the two Saudi cities of Medina and Tabuk.

August 23, 2016

Amro Zaghlool in one of the Chinese productions he acted in. (Facebook)
20:21 GMT
But you'll never guess why.
Mohamed Ihab
18:30 GMT
Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab, who won the bronze medal at this month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, has said he submitted an application for Qatari citizenship prior to the Games due to a lack of support for his sporting career in Egypt.
Ahmed Elmohamady
15:55 GMT
Egypt's assistant coach speaks about Ahmed Elmohamady's recent return to the Pharaohs
The case regarding judicial sequestration on Egypt's press syndicate was referred to the Administrative Court. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The case has been referred to Egypt's Administrative Court.
Egypt's President Sisi and the UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the latter's visit to Cairo in April 2016. (File photo)
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The deal follows Egypt's appeal to Arabia last week to help provide financial aid in order to meet the terms of a $12B IMF fund facility.
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The sources told Ma'an that the officer was shot in the head by a sniper while he was in a military vehicle patrolling a street in al-Arish.
The Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo. (Four Seasons)
11:30 GMT
The arrival of a Russian delegation to Egypt to inspect airport security will be followed by an International Civil Aviation Organisation inspection at the end of 2016.
Dry Hot Summers had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival's 13th edition, 2016.  (
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After commanding attention at film festivals in Berlin, Algeria, and Dubai, the Egyptian short has now scooped the top prize in Oman.

August 22, 2016

Egypt has one of the highest records of car accidents in the world and a poor transportation safety history in general.  (Shutterstock)
15:54 GMT
While the death toll from car accidents has dropped, Egypt counted EGP 30.5 billion in the cost of crashes in 2015, with the 2016 projected to be even higher.
She was taken to hospital after finding it difficult to breathe. (
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She was taken to hospital after finding it difficult to breathe.
What's Angham's problem with Hesham? (Facebook)
13:42 GMT
But social media got her back.
Mona couldn't hide her bun in the oven for too long. (Sayidaty)
08:41 GMT
Mona couldn't hide her bun in the oven for too long.

August 21, 2016

Photo: Part of promotional material from exhibition Blossoming Inspirations at Al-Kahila Gallery. (Ahram)
14:36 GMT
Cairo and Alexandria are more dynamic than ever in culture. A large assortment of events includes film screenings, exhibitions, music events, among other events.
A woman stands in line for subsidised bread. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Squeezed by economic and political turmoil since the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are preparing for a new era of austerity.

August 20, 2016

Roma's Argentinian midfielder Diego Perotti (R) celebrates with his teammates Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) and Macedonian forward Edin Dzeko (rear C) after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between Roma and Udinese at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on August 20, 2016.
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Mohamed Salah shines on the first day of the Italian Serie A to help AS Roma to an impressive 4-0 victory at home to Udiense on Saturday
Mahmoud Abdel-Razek "Shikabala"
15:20 GMT
Zamalek’s skipper Mahmoud Abdel-Razek "Shikabala" has been suspended and reported for his recent celebration with the Ultras fan group, club chairman Mortada Mansour announced early Saturday.

August 19, 2016

Egypt's Hedaya Wahba celebrates after winning against Belgium's Raheleh Asemani in their women’s taekwondo bronze medal bout in the -57kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 18, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro.
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Egypt's Hedaya Malak won the bronze medal in the women's taekwondo -57kg event after beating Raheleh Asemani of Belgium by the golden kick early on Friday.

August 18, 2016

Abu Duaa al-Ansari: Leader of Isis' Sinai province was killed in air strikes, according to the Egyptian military. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The North Sinai-based extremist group said that it had named a new leader and warned of worse attacks to come.
There are currently eight Egyptian ports on the Red Sea used to transport goods and passengers between the two countries.  (Nautica expo)
15:05 GMT
Negotiations and feasibility studies are underway for possible implementation of the tourism project to link Maqna Port, Saudi Arabia with Dahab, Egypt by the end of this year.
Egypt is scrambling to secure some $5B in bilateral financing needed to ensure that a $12B IMF lending programme will go ahead. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
The $2B deposit deal was inked alongside a $16Binvestment fund during King Salman's visit in April, but was not previously announced.
Mohamed Ramadan, meet your alter-ego, Dr Ibrahim Hashish. (File photo)
12:54 GMT
Because Mohamed Ramadan is a lifestyle, not a person!
Egyptian police raided El-Edwa village on Tuesday, and arrested multiple people. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT
Mohammed Morsi's hometown was raided by Egyptian police, and several people were arrested for suspected ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Subsidising electricity generated from oil and gas has made potential growth in the renewable energy sector falter. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Industry players acknowledge that the rise in electricity prices are a necessary part of bridging the budget deficit, but suggested that consumers would bear the burden of increased production costs.
An empty presidential chair. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 following the end of president Michel Suleiman's term as parliament has been unable to elect a head of state since then due to deep disagreements.
The hashtag is the actress’ initiative for sharing what she reads and connecting with what her followers are reading. (Facebook)
05:37 GMT
The hashtag #Kotobjeya is meant to function as a book club between Sabry and her followers.

August 17, 2016

Martin Jol
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Ahly's Dutch coach Martin Jol decided to end his contract with Egypt's leading sporting club after fans stormed the pitch during training on Tuesday evening and physically assaulted some players.
Egypt has requested $1B from the UAE as part of $2 billion financial aid promised by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed during his visit to Cairo a few months ago. (File photo)
14:09 GMT
In addition to accepting the $12B IMF loan and $3B from the World Bank, Egypt has its sights set on another $5B in aid from Arab states.
Migrants from Chad, Sudan, Egypt and Bangladesh wait to receive aid distribution provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libyan Red Crescent in the east of Libya on August 16, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
14:00 GMT
Alexandria has become a jumping-off point for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa trying to reach Europe.
Gold 24K, the purest possible, currently sells for approximately EGP 522, the new 14K sells for EGP 304.6. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
The new type of gold, which came onto the market 10 days ago, is available in prices almost 22 percent cheaper than gold 18K — the once-cheapest unit of gold offered on the Egyptian market.
Friends, reunited: Ahmed and Donia in 2012's X-Large. (IMDB)
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The comedy actor returns to film after an absence of two years, in a film with his 2012 X-Large co-star, Donia Samir Ghanem.
Parliamentary speaker Abdul Aal said that Egyptian airports have implemented about 85% of Russia’s demands regarding flight safety recommendations. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The delegation will inspect Hurghada, Cairo, and Sharm El-Sheikh airports in order to determine the fate of the nearly year-long suspension of Russian tourism to Egypt.
The cast of Mr Robot, with Rami Malek (center) celebrating their Golden Globe wins in January 2016. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
We can now rejoice in having Rami Malek on our screens until 2017, as Mr Robot gets renewed for another season!
The estimated cost of drilling one well in Zohr concession in the Mediterranean Sea’s deep water is roughly $100m. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Work on the Zohr gas field development is now in full swing, with 'positive and promising' results in the wells.

August 16, 2016

Republican candidate for President Donald Trump is seen through a teleprompter as he holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. (AFP/Jeff Swensen)
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US Republican presidential nominee pledged to partner with Middle East leaders who 'recognize this ideology of death... must be extinguished.'
Egypt has the highest road fatality rate in the Middle East. (Twitter/Yeni Safak)
13:30 GMT
Two passenger buses collided in Egypt's northern Dakahlia province.
Egyptian President Abdelfateh el-Sisi (AFP/ File)
13:05 GMT
Egyptian newspaper “The New Arab” claims that an Israeli visit to Egypt is imminent. But how accurate are these claims?
12:39 GMT
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.
Supporters of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood gesture support for Morsi. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Al-Ahram published a list of nearly 139 names whose assets were frozen on Monday.
Fifi dances her way to happiness. (File photo)
11:00 GMT
Watch the video inside and you'll understand.
In June 2016, British Airways announced that it was suspending flights to Sharm El Sheikh indefinitely.  (File photo)
10:00 GMT
The initiative is working with SME in the tourism industry with training and special offers, but the British national carrier has not yet reinstated flights to Sharm El Sheikh.
TV anchor Khadija Khattab was one of the suspended presenters. (Sayidaty)
08:55 GMT
Rights advocates criticize suspension of the eight women, calling the move ‘humiliating.’
Forbes Middle East unveils the most promising startups in Egypt. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Forbes shed light on twenty different successful startups launched by young Egyptian enterpruners from different backgrounds, from 2010 to 2016.

August 15, 2016

Islam al-Shehaby (Photo:
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The Ethics Committee of the International Olympic Committee has reprimanded Egyptian judo player Islam al-Shehaby for refusing to shake hands with his Israeli rival following a match last Friday.
Doaa El-Ghobashy
17:38 GMT
After receiving abuse for wearing the hijab during her beach volleyball performance, Doaa Elghobashy has thanked her critics for 'making her famous'
Protests over the Rabaa Massacre in Cairo (AFP / File)
16:16 GMT
Egyptians commemorated the massacre’s anniversary yesterday.
A file photo of a boat smuggling African refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The Egyptian navy caught a boat of African refugees attempting to head to Europe.
The Central Bank of Egypt officially allows exchange offices to sell the US dollar with a 15 piaster difference above or below the official selling price. (File photo)
15:00 GMT
A new banking law sets fines between EGP 1m-5m and prison terms between six months and three years for exchange companies selling the US dollar at a higher rate than the CBE.
A picture of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi is seen hanging amidst debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
08:00 GMT
HRW said in a report issued on Sunday that it documented six instances in which security forces unlawfully killed protesters, leaving at least 1,185 people dead between Morsy's ouster on July 3, 2013, and August 16, 2013.
If Egypt's local wheat procurement numbers were misrepresented, it may have to spend more on foreign wheat purchases to meet local demand. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
Blumberg Grain's project to store Egyptian grains is up in the air amid the controversy over alleged misrepresentation of procurement numbers of its wheat supplies.
The divestment is part of Dubai Financial Group's restructuring plan. (Aswat Masriya)
06:00 GMT
Dubai Financial Group has sold its stake in EFG Hermes to French lender Natixis in deal rumored to be worth over $100M.

August 14, 2016

Many of the companies looking at Eni's Zohr are either already active in Egypt or have recently landed bordering acreage in Cyprus, such as Exxon Mobil and Total.  (Eni)
10:00 GMT
The Italian oil company is in talks with oil majors to bring in partners in a deal that could be worth up to $2.2B.
The Egyptians have been held for over three months. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Seven Egyptian hostages still held by Libyan forces are not seeing support from the government, so their families are taking more direct steps.
Austerity measures were inevitable with or without the IMF loan. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
Economists warn that the IMF fund facility is a lifeline for Egypt, but the benefits of the deal over the longer term amid risks of global economy recession are not guaranteed.

August 12, 2016

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Egyptian judo player Islam El-Shehaby lost by a decisive ippon throw to Or Sasson of Israel in the first round of men's over-100kg event on Friday.
A Libyan protestor waves his national flag during a demonstration in Benghazi in support of General Khalifa al-Haftar, who is aligned with the elected House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk and against the rival UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) based in the capital Tripoli and foreign intervention in Libya on August 5, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
15:00 GMT
Egyptians working and living in Libya have been caught up in the conflict, with several kidnapping incidents occurring.