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Twenty-two border guards were killed in Egypt last Saturday by unknown militants (File Archive/AFP)
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Egypt's military has discovered more details on the attack last Saturday that left 33 of its border guards dead in the al-Wadi al-Gedid governorate.
The economist behind a plan to unlock at least $380 billion worth of assets from Egypt's black market says President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
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He predicts such reforms could more than double economic growth rates within five years by giving people access to credit and the protections of legal status
These included a number of petrochemical projects and research initiatives for the exploration of mineral wealth.
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Egypt has proposed three petrochemical projects to the UAE for a total investment of $540m, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum.

July 22, 2014

Egypt is finalising the details of a long-awaited unified licence which will allow firms to offer both mobile and landline telecommunications.
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Vodafone Egypt, which is also 45 per cent owned by fixed-line telecoms firm Telecom Egypt, is the leading communications player by customer numbers in the country of 86 million.
The regulations also illustrated that maximum wages will be applied on administrative authorities that belong to the state, economic bodies and holding companies.
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Debate over the maximum has been ongoing for the past several years with speculations on the exclusion of several sectors riding during the past several months.

July 21, 2014

The plan for a new capital city, due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and growing population, was discussed in a cabinet meeting last week (Shutterstock).
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The Egyptian government is considering a plan to build a new administrative capital city due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and rising population.
Mohamed Salah
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Reports this week suggested the 22-year-old would have to return to his homeland to serve in the armed forces, but he has now been informed this is not the case
Leef is throwing a huge wedding party in Alexandria this month. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian folk singer Abu al Leef is saying "I do" this month!
The actress is unhappy with the fact that the drama was considered as an insult to the history of Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
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Yousra is out of the spotlight and nowhere to be seen. What could be making her hide?
Wafaa Amer loves her country so much that she's giving her entire new show's earnings to the Egypt Fund! (Image: Facebook)
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Wafaa Amer loves her country so much that she's giving her entire new show's earnings to the Egypt Fund!
Haifa believes what her ex-hubby tells her about the Muslim Brotherhood! (Image: Facebook)
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Haifa Wehbe puts rumors to rest and tells us whether her ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima left her because of pressure from the Muslim Brotherhood.

July 20, 2014

Erdogan criticized Sisi's role as a mediator for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire earlier this week (Egyptian Presidency/AFP)
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Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza.
The attack took place at a checkpoint on the road from Cairo to Farfara, a town located somewhat near the Libyan border (AFP)
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A militant attack on an Egyptian checkpoint Saturday has now left at least 21 border guards dead, according to new information Sunday.
Dance group Ballet Magnificat performing in Egypt. (Image: Cjonline.com)
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This is what you can look forward to this week in Egypt if you're out on the town!
Handsome and talented: Enrique returns to Egypt in concert this summer. (Image: Facebook)
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International superstar Enrique Iglesias is making a return to Egypt with a new concert this August!
Mahmoud Ghozlan, pictured above, is a leading spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood. Three of Ghozlan´s sons have now been arrested (AFP/ File).
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Yasser Ghozlan, son of the Muslim Brotherhood´s spokesperson, Mahmoud Ghozlan, was arrested on Saturday in Cairo.
The teaser trailer already exceeded half a million views in two weeks. (Image: YouTube still)
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With the teaser trailer already exceeding half a million views in two weeks, producers of Made in Egypt decide to screen the movie in GCC countries, Lebanon and Jordan simultaneously.
A Hologram for the King is set to premiere in November 2015. (Image: Al Ahram)
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'A Hologram for the King', a film by German director Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks, will showcase Hurghada's underwater reefs.
The convoy of around 600 political activists was stopped at a security checkpoint in North Sinai, around 150 kilometres from the Egyptian crossing of Rafah on the border with Gaza (AFP/ Mohammed Abed).
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Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.
Attacks against police and military are commonplace since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
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Twenty-one border guards were killed at a military checkpoint in southern Egypt.
Once a top recipient of US military aid, Egypt lost most of its $1.3 billion a year package after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak.
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"The contract is worth about 1 billion euros and was finalised last month," a French diplomatic source said. "It's the first big deal since we sold Mirage fighters (warplanes) about 20 years ago."

July 17, 2014

Yasmine looked so pretty in her wedding dress. (Image: Facebook)
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What's the mystery behind Yasmine Abdel Aziz's bridal picture?
Various political groups called for the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to be opened permanently (File/AFP)
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Political groups in Egypt joined forces to support Palestinian resistance against Israel while denouncing a recent truce deal brokered by Cairo between Tel Aviv and Hamas.

July 16, 2014

More than 250 cases of sexual harassment were recorded in less than two years, including sexual assaults en masse in the capital's Tahrir Square (File Archive)
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An Egyptian court sentenced nine men to lengthy jail terms Wednesday for assaulting women, representing the longest sentences since Cairo authorities criminalized sexual harassment.
Do you think Sherihan and Damme would make a cute couple? (Image: Future TV Network)
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A-Lister Jean-Claude Van Damme has a crush on Sherihan?
Will Sherine and Sherif kiss and make up over the water leakage? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Sherif Mounir and Sherine Abdel Wahab are having some plumbing problems, and Sherif says she's the one to blame!
Durra and Nelly are on sick leave until their skin rashes have recovered. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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A skin rash has taken over Nelly Karim and Durra's bodies, which means filming "Women's Prison" has been halted!
Ola and Fifi are still on good terms with each other. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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What's going on between Ola Ghanem, Fifi Abdo and one new TV drama?
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

July 15, 2014

The salaries of officials rarely exceed a few thousand pounds per month. Supplements, which can amount to several tens of times the monthly salary, are in the form of bonuses.
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Although, three similar decisions were announced by several governments since January 2011, none of them have taken full effect.
Fifteen nations had issued similar warnings following the bombing of a tourist bus in the South Sinai resort of Taba.
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Zaazou said hotel occupancy rates had climbed to 70 percent on the Red Sea coast and exceeded 55 percent in South Sinai as a result.
“The state wishes to send a serious message about encouraging investment, reconciling with serious investors, and settling disputes raised with them."
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Government seeking to settle some 22 investment disputes against Egypt pending before international arbitration “amicably” in order to avoid fines estimated at $20bn
Enas told Haifa Wehbe that she's talented and doesn't need to use her looks to get famous! (Image: Facebook)
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Enas al Dughaidi didn't hold back on Nishan's "Wala Tihlam" (Don't Even Dream About It) show, where she criticized fellow celebs, and shockingly, praised some!
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called a security cabinet meeting early Tuesday morning and was expected to encourage members to accept Egypt's ceasefire proposal (AFP/ File).
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

July 14, 2014

The Cairo Appeals Court for Urgent Cases abrogated the ban issued in May by a lower court and said there is no evidence that the banned members were involved in corruption (AFP/ File).
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An Egyptian court has lifted the ban on members of former president Hosni Mubarak's political party from running for parliament, as there was no constitutional stipulation requiring this.
Dues owed to foreign partners for the petroleum sector have grown to $6.3bn through July 2014, as compared to $6bn at the end of April 2014
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The government’s delay in reimbursing foreign partners threatens Egypt’s gas production as it will lead to a decline in production until 2018
Somaya is preoccupied with her fashion project in Kuwait at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
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Wondering what's keeping Egyptian actress Somaya al Khashab busy these days?
Nancy said that she considers herself an Egyptian. (Image: Facebook)
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Superstar Nancy Ajram will be promoting tourism in Egypt through a grand concert in Sharm El Sheikh this Aug.
Nabeeh says TV dramas are very inappropriate for Ramadan this year. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Not everyone is pleased with this Ramadan TV dramas' content, so lawyer Nabeeh al Wahsh filed a complaint to ban 40 shows from airing!

July 13, 2014

Hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters have been sentenced to prison over the past months, with some even receiving life sentences and the dealth penalty (File Archive/AFP)
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An Egyptian court sentenced 101 more pro-Morsi supporters Sunday to three years in prison for "illegal gathering" and "rioting."
Another option that has been pushed forward enthusiastically in recent weeks is selling gas to the international companies that have land-based liquefaction facilities in Egypt.
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The problem with the Turkish deal is twofold: the delicate political relationship between Israel and Turkey, and the handling of the negotiations on the parts of the corporate bodies in Turkey.
Who? Me? Sue me? Imam's show may be in trouble with an Egyptian hospital! (Image: Facebook)
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Adel Imam's Ramadan TV show "His Excellency" may be getting sued by an Egyptian hospital... but why?
Liqa is so not happy with Galal and his prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian actress Liqa Suwaidan feels "insulted" by Ramez Galal's prank show!
In their efforts to satisfy their individualistic desires, Egyptians are happy to achieve the tiniest self-realisation at the cost of the country’s welfare.
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In principle, every citizen deserves a better life; why should people suffer if their lives can be improved?
A number of foreign partners have reduced investments in the sector for the upcoming period, which will cause average natural gas production to stabilise.
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Dues owed to foreign oil companies reached a total of $6.3bn this July, compared to $6bn at the end of April.

July 11, 2014

Other pro-Morsi demonstrators were arrested in Alexandria Friday as well (File Archive/AFP)
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At least two demonstrators were killed Friday when riot police dispersed a pro-Morsi protest in Cairo.
Al Ahly right-back Fathi set for Arsenal trial
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Arsene Wenger continues his search for full-back cover despite closing in on the £8 million signing of Mathieu Debuchy, with the Egypt international flying in to be assessed
Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single! (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single!
Egypt, one of the world's largest wheat importers, said on Thursday it had enough wheat to last for six months.
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Egypt purchased 3.7 million tonnes of local wheat and also bought 5.46 million tonnes of wheat from abroad during the 2013-2014.
Reorganizing the shipments thanks to delayed efforts to secure a terminal will add to headaches.
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Egypt has missed a window to avert gas shortages this year as plans to secure a floating import terminal from a Norwegian firm hit snags.

July 10, 2014

Egyptian authorities are allowing Palestinians to enter the country and be treated in Egyptian hospitals. (AFP/File)
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Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.
Ahmed flashes a smile now that he's put the drugs story behind him. (Image: Facebook)
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Ahmed Azmi has finally been found innocent by an Egyptian court on his drugs charges.
Still from the trailer of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' (Image: YouTube still)
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The biblical drama depicting Moses' departure from Egypt is set to hit US cinemas in December.
Ali Ismail is one of the Egyptian musicians performing at the new salon. (Image: Facebook)
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If you like Al-Karama politics and you're down with some poetry and performing artists, then hit the newly opened salon each Thursday during Ramadan.

July 9, 2014

Attacks in Sinai often target police personnel since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi last year (File Archive/AFP)
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At least one soldier died from an explosion in Egypt's Sinai Wednesday.
Lebanon's border with Israel has remained tense since the 2006 war. Israel frequently violates international law however, by illegally entering Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
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Tensions remain high close to Lebanon's southern border as Israel deployed soldiers along the Kfar Shouba Hills area, while air strikes in Gaza continue.
Is there another side to Sherine Abdel Wahab we don't usually see? (Image: Facebook)
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Deeming her attitude totes inapprope, Egyptian actor Sharif Muneer has allegedly filed a lawsuit against the Egyptian singer.
Hassan Al Raddad holding up in the hospital after breaking his leg. (Image: Facebook)
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After breaking his leg recently, Hassan Al Raddad made a TV appearance on the show "Laylah" hosted by Samer Yousri.