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Ghalia Benali's upcoming concert will be part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing that continues until 31 August. (Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Ghalia Benali's upcoming concert will be part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing that continues until 31 August.

August 27, 2015

An Egyptian boy walks past burning debris during a protest in Suez. (AFP/File)
18:11 GMT
Egypt's military court in Suez sentenced 40 defendants to up to 15 years in prison Thursday for charges of vandalism dating back to February.
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area.
An Egypt security officer stand guard at the scene of a car bomb in 2013. (AFP/File)
15:19 GMT
Rates of violence in Egypt soared in the week from August 14-20 despite the issuance of the country's controversial anti-terrorism law.
Yehia Khalil jammin' out. (yallabina.com)
15:09 GMT
Cairo Opera House will come alive on Monday, August 31st with some wicked sweet beats by Yehia Khalil.
Egypt had previously banned the rice export years ago and said the good needed to be saved for local consumption. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT
A ministry official said the prohibition will begin Sept. 1.
Egyptians wait in line to travel back to Cairo from Libya, which was one of the restricted countries last year. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
Egyptians traveling to nine countries will need prior approval from the country's security agencies.
Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will host a spectacular trance show in Cairo in September. (YouTube)
08:00 GMT
Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will host a spectacular trance show in Cairo in September.
Both leaders met in Moscow this week to discuss security and trade. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called for a coalition to fight terrorism in the Middle East
The Arab League's Joint Defense Council was scheduled to meet Thursday to draft a protocol for an Arab Joint Force. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia requested the meeting in Egypt be rescheduled.
Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting. (Screenrant.com)
06:12 GMT
Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting.
Egyptian American Haisam Hassanein said his experience in Tel Aviv made him rethink Arab perceptions of Israelis. (YouTube)
03:39 GMT
One Egyptian American at Tel Aviv University changes the narrative of Israeli attitudes toward Arabs.
An amendment in Egypt's tax law will be raising the income bracket for tax exemptions. (Shutterstock)
01:51 GMT
An amendment in Egypt's tax law will be raising the income bracket for tax exemptions.
Global marketing company J. Walter Thompson was selected for a contract with Egypt to campaign for the country's tourism. (AFP/File)
00:20 GMT
Global marketing company J. Walter Thompson was selected for a contract with Egypt to campaign for the sector.

August 26, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two countries are finalizing the details of the nuclear plant project. (AFP/File)
22:12 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two countries are finalizing the details of the nuclear plant project.
Smoke billows form an explosion that occurred during an attack on an Egyptian police station in Sinai earlier this year. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Tow Egyptian police where killed on their way to work in the restive region of Sinai on Wednesdat
No fatalities were reported in the North Sinai attack. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A roadside bomb injured four civilians and one police officer in Egypt's volatile North Sinai Tuesday.
The market's prices rose as hot temperatures affected the wearing of the rubber.
09:17 GMT
The market's prices rose as hot temperatures affected the wearing of the rubber.
Don't mess with Zeina when it comes to her and Ahmed Ezz's "relationship." Not even if you're Amr Diab! (File photo)
08:19 GMT
Don't mess with Zeina when it comes to her and Ahmed Ezz's "relationship." Not even if you're Amr Diab!

August 25, 2015

Mortada Mansour
17:54 GMT
Hardcore fans of the Zamalek Sports Club football team have still not returned from Tunisia following an international game there...
Hany al-Masry worked for Walt Disney Imagineering. (Image Archive)
17:15 GMT
Hany al-Masry lost his long battle with leukemia at age 64 after having worked as a designer for Walt Disney.
The paper's administrators said reporters would likely be taken off the print publication to work as online journalists.
12:54 GMT
The paper's administrators said reporters would likely be taken off the print publication to work as online journalists.
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members are detained following the ousting of Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Hamed's family wasn't allowed to see his body after death.
African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean on the fence of the Holot detention center in Israel's southern Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (AFP/Jack Guez)
11:39 GMT
Authorities said Israel will begin with freeing hundreds of migrants on Tuesday.
Sisi's three-day visit to Moscow marks his third visit since the start of his presidency. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
High on the Egyptian President's agenda are Egypt's hopes to join Eurasian free trade zone and an establishment of a Russian industrial zone near the Suez.
Basel was highly praised for his role in the Ramadan TV series "My Path." (Sayidaty.net)
07:47 GMT
Basel Khayat, who acted alongside Sherine Abdel Wahab in his recent Ramadan TV series Tariqi, talks to Ahram about his acting technique, his experience making Tariqi and potential future projects.

August 24, 2015

Young Muslim Brotherhood supporters chant during a rally in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
A report by Democracy Index recorded 600 student expulsions and 1000 arrests that took place during more than 800 protests at universities across Egypt in the past academic year.
The amendments reduced the top income bracket to begin at LE200,000 per year, from LE250,000.(MBC)
15:20 GMT
New amendments include tax relief for the wealthy and wider tax exemption income brackets.
Egyptian TV series "Tariqi" (My Road) to be screened on Columbian TV.
15:08 GMT
Egyptian TV series "Tariqi" (My Road) to be screened on Columbian TV.
Jesualdo Ferreira
14:51 GMT
Zamalek coach fears player exhaustion due to short breaks between games
The defendants face 20 years in a maximum security prison. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The eight Brotherhood Members, including a journalist and former member of parliament, were accused of complicity in violence that took place in 2013.
Negotiations are allegedly underway for the release of the four Hamas members. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
Hamas said Egypt will be held responsible for the lives of four of its members who were kidnapped by a Daesh affiliate Wednesday at gunpoint shortly after having entered Egypt from Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation.
The bus carrying policemen was targeted in the Beheira region. (AFP/File)
10:10 GMT
Two security personnel were killed and dozens of others injured after a bomb targeted a bus in Beheira, north of Cairo.
Hani Shaker and Hussein al Jassmi are among those honored with national awards on Morocco’s Youth Day. (Facebook)
09:14 GMT
Hani Shaker and Hussein al Jassmi are among those honored with national awards on Morocco’s Youth Day.
The statue of Sekhemka and his wife Sitmerit dates back to the 5th dynasty. (Museum Association)
06:00 GMT
4500 year-old statue was stopped from export to a private buyer, but the ban is due to expire on 29 July.

August 23, 2015

Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development. (AFP/File)
17:33 GMT
Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development.
Khaled Darwish rockin' the oud at the Citadel festival. (Facebook)
15:43 GMT
The 24th iteration of the festival gave props to five fine artists who left their mark on the music and opera scene to the sounds of Cairo Steps.
Egyptian riot police stand guard outside the Shura Council during a protest against President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2012. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Police officers went on strike for the second day to demand better pay.
Protestors in Egypt hold portraits of detained journalists during a rally against the government's recent crackdown on dissent inside the country. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT
The Egyptian press syndicate voiced concern over the contents of newspapers being omitted or amended by "unknown oversight bodies," warning that such a practice could bring about the return of newspaper censorship.
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012.
Egypt's new anti-terror law legalized a new set of penalties that can be applied onto people involved in terror-related activities. (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT
A veterinary physician and two students were arrested for allegedly supporting 'jihadist ideology' on Facebook.
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal.
Mohamed Mounir performing on August 10th. (Facebook)
05:43 GMT
"The King" nailed his gig at Egypt's Norther Coast, despite some serious organizational glitches.
Mohamed Salah
04:16 GMT
The pair failed to make much of an impact in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Verona but the Frenchman believes the summer signings will soon settle

August 22, 2015

Dinal El-Wedidi is one of the exciting artists ready to perform in Egypt this week. (Facebook/ Bassam Allam Photography)
21:01 GMT
Egypt is chock-full of awesome opportunities to get out and play this week. Check it out!
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie has received multiple sentences to death and life in prison since Morsi was ousted in 2013. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:54 GMT
An Egyptian court sentenced 95 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison over the storming of a police station in Port Said in August 2013. Among those sentenced were three top Brotherhood leaders.

August 21, 2015

A child walks past burning tires as Egyptian demonstrators battle police during a demonstration in Suez. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
15:11 GMT
"I left no stone unturned in the search of my beloved son."
Palestinian men wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 20, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
14:30 GMT
Thousands crossed between Egypt and the Gaza Strip using the Rafah border crossing during its temporary opening, an official said Friday.
Thousands of Palestinians are restricted from leaving the Gaza Strip, due to blockades by Israel and Egypt. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The Rafah crossing was closed by Egyptian authorities Friday after being open for four days to allow medical patients through, Gaza officials said.
Welad Rizk (The Sons of Rizk) is currently being screened in Egyptian cinemas. (YouTube)
07:00 GMT
Welad Rizk (The Sons of Rizk) is currently being screened in Egyptian cinemas. Although coming from the experienced and renowned team, the film fails to live up to their best work.
Ties between the two countries have improved considerably since Sisi rose to power in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
In a sign of further warming of international relations, Sisi will meet with Russian officials and company heads during his visit.
Kuwait City was ranked one of the most improved cities and has a liveability score of 83 out of 140. (AFP/File)
02:12 GMT
A recent report gave cities around the world scores of liveability; guess which place ranked the worst.

August 20, 2015

Tourists sunbathe in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
18:44 GMT
Ten Egyptian crew members and 27 French tourists were rescued Thursday from their diving boat after they hit a coral reef.
The agreement would allow Egypt to get Saudi oil products and pay the kingdom back within a year. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
18:10 GMT
The agreement would allow Egypt to get Saudi oil products and pay the kingdom back within a year.
Sources say that the four Palestinians will be killed if Hamas did not comply with the group's demands. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
14:26 GMT
Four Hamas members are being held by a Daesh affiliate in the restive Sinai region after being kidnapped at gunpoint from a bus.
Fun in the sun: Amal Maher has some fun by the seaside! (Facebook)
14:20 GMT
Fun in the sun: Amal Maher has some fun by the seaside! (Facebook)
Egyptian Ramy DJunkie has the music 80s kids love to listen to.
14:06 GMT
Egyptian Ramy DJunkie has the music 80s kids love to listen to.
Foreign investors in Egypt's stock exchange continued to sell their shares and retreat on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT
Foreign investors in Egypt's stock exchange continued to sell their shares and retreat on Wednesday.
Israeli troops amass on the Gaza border. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A Lod resident is accused of trying to sell secret information regarding IDF positions on the Egyptian border in exchange for a large sum of money.
Egyptian riot policemen stand in front of the damaged national security building in northern Cairo's district of Shubra on August 20, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:30 GMT
Daesh has claimed a car bomb attack on a Cairo courthouse Thursday morning that injured 29 people.
More than 3,600 people have passed through the Rafah border crossing between Palestine and Egypt since it opened earlier this week. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:49 GMT
According to Hamas officials, four Palestinians were taken from a bus passing through the restive Sinai region by unidentified gunmen. They had recently entered Egypt through the Rafah border crossing.
No militant group claimed responsibility for the attack so far. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
At least six people were wounded Thursday after a bomb blast close to a state security building and courthouse in Cairo.

August 19, 2015

The competition authority referred the manufacturing giant to prosecutors as a "criminal procedure" after it was accused of monopolistic practice. (Facebook/Oriental Weavers)
19:05 GMT
The competition authority referred the manufacturing giant to prosecutors as a "criminal procedure" after it was accused of monopolistic practice.
An Egyptian police officer stands behind a barricade on a closed-off street during protests. (AFP/File)
18:25 GMT
Egypt's Acting Prosecutor General Ali Omran bowed to increasing pressures to release students and individuals with critical medical conditions after human rights groups voiced their concerns for the well-being and futures of the detainees.
Ahmed El-Sheikh
16:44 GMT
Egypt’s prominent football club Al-Ahly decided to boycott the Egyptian Football Association and all local competitions...
There is currently no law in Egypt that bans groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, from participating in elections. (AFP/File)
15:46 GMT
Refaat Komsan, election affairs adviser to the prime minister, said the committee can't prevent factions from joining the parliamentary elections.
We bet this Sinai beach doesn't look so empty now! (Archive)
15:14 GMT
Mohamed Ramadan just isn't getting the attention he hoped for his film "Shad Agza" as movie theaters experience 70 percent drop in ticket sales due to the heat wave.
The Finance Ministry issued gold medals that have been minted by the Egyptian authorities. (AFP/File)
15:03 GMT
The Finance Ministry issued gold medals that have been minted by the Egyptian authorities.
A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 17, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
13:30 GMT
Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing from Monday until this Thursday. As of today 3,639 people have crossed the border.
Fifi Abdo goes on a sea adventure! (Al Jaras Magazine)
12:49 GMT
Fifi Abdo goes on a sea adventure! (Al Jaras Magazine)
Human rights campaigners strongly criticised Egypt's new bill. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The US has voiced concern over Egypt's new anti-terror law, stating it could have a "detrimental impact on human rights and fundamental freedoms".
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi, undersecretary of the Hamas-led Awqaf Ministry, was traveling from Jeddah to Cairo when he was arrested. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi was arrested up arrival at Cairo airport because his name appeared of a "watch list."
Shaabola cancels Iraq concert for "security reasons." (File photo)
09:22 GMT
Egyptian singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim, AKA Shaabola, who ridiculed ISIS, has cancelled his Iraq concert for fear of the terrorist group's leader.
Will the new laws bring stability and security to Egypt or stifle democratic practices? (AFP/Mohamed al-Shahed)
08:36 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified an anti-terrorism law which stipulates stiffer prison terms for terror-related offences, as well as exorbitant fines, and possible suspension from employment, for "false" reporting on militant attacks.
The automotive sector is not accounted for by the Central Bank of Egypt, which has lead to credit problems. (Testmiles.com)
07:31 GMT
Egypt is facing increased demand for vehicles, a shortage of cars and no end in sight for the current crisis.

August 18, 2015

A human rights group said reducing Internet prices would help bring in more customers.
21:41 GMT
A human rights group said reducing Internet prices would help bring in more customers.
Security sources said the Egyptian army is planning to fill a trench with seawater to farm fish. (AFP/File)
20:07 GMT
Security sources said the Egyptian army is planning to fill a trench with seawater to farm fish.
Nour el Sherif is one of the great actors we lost this year. (Archive)
19:51 GMT
So many epic artists lost in Egypt this year, and the list sadly just seems to keep growing.
Mohamed Salah
18:21 GMT
@dajeroma13: A new #ASRoma HERO! Daje #Salah #RomaSevilla @22mosalah @ASRomaArabic @ASRomaEN @RamyCol @ASRomaEspanol #OpenDay
2M also received clearance to call in Saudi Arabia and Russia. (Israports)
12:00 GMT
The new agreement with Maersk-MSC's 2M Alliance represents Israel's largest and most important trade route after Western Europe.
President Sisi introduced the bill to impose the death penalty on anyone classed by the Egyptian government as a "terrorist entity". (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Human rights groups and analysts condemned President al-Sisi's new anti-terror law, branding it oppressive and unclear.
Mai and Oka cut their huge and delicious wedding cake. (Alwafd.org)
11:39 GMT
Egyptian stars Mai Kassab and Oka have said their "I do's" on Monday.
The dam is scheduled for completion in 2017 and is slated to be Africa's largest hydroelectric plant. (Elmogaz)
10:57 GMT
The tripartite committee will be meeting to discuss latest developments regarding the undelivered report by foreign consultancy firms.
Koryolink, which is 75 percent owned by Orascom, is estimated to have $630m in cash reserves, but sanctions prevent conversion to foreign currency. (Technews.cn)
08:49 GMT
Orascom holds a 75 percent in North Korea's main wireless network, but planned merger is being restricted by financial sanctions.
Hend Sabry's talk, titled 'My Mom and The Theory of Relativity' at TEDx Cairo Women, is now available on YouTube. (YouTube)
07:57 GMT
Hend Sabry's talk, titled 'My Mom and The Theory of Relativity' at TEDx Cairo Women, is now available on YouTube.
More than 1,000 Egyptian families have been relocated to create a "buffer zone" between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:47 GMT
More than 1,000 Egyptian families have been relocated to create a "buffer zone" between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

August 17, 2015

Amr Zaki
14:51 GMT
Amr Zaki says he made the final decision to retire from football after 15 years of playing
The happy couple smiles as they pose for their wedding photo. (Al Jaras Magazine)
11:02 GMT
Egyptian actor Saeed Tarabeek married an actress 40 years younger than him and social media users aren't impressed!
A file photo of the Egyptian parliament. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
Egypt has not had a parliament since the dissolution of its 2012 assembly, but the first round of elections are likely to be held in October.
Steep fines and the risk of suspension from employment could deter journalists and small newspapers from reporting. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a new "anti-terror" law in Egypt which critics fear will unfairly target journalists.
The late great Mohammed Abdel Wahab. (Wikipedia Commons
06:01 GMT
Mohamed Abdel Wahab's better half has left the earth as well as her late husband, having passed away Sunday.
“They are just children, they have to move freely and carry out activities," the minister said in a TV interview. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Remarks made by Egypt's education minister were grossly misinterpreted on social media and news outlets, spurring the ministry to make a clarification to the public on Sunday.

August 16, 2015

Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel Hamid will light up the Cairo Opera House. (Archive)
20:37 GMT
Cairo Opera House will be alive with the sound of oud thanks to Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel Hamid.
Amr Diab takes a selfie with his audience at his Porto Golf Marina, North Coast concert in Egypt. (Facebook)
15:09 GMT
Amr Diab takes a selfie with his audience at his Porto Golf Marina, North Coast concert in Egypt. (Facebook)
Reporters run for cover on 14 August, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on the protest camps at Rabaa. (AFP/Mosaab El-Shamy)
15:00 GMT
According to a UK-based human rights NGO, 62 people remain missing since the violent police crackdown on protesters in August 2013.
Russia provided Egypt with a Molniya missile ship after the inauguration of the new Suez Canal. (Wikimedia/Ahmed XIV)
14:00 GMT
Russia provided Egypt with a Molniya missile ship after the inauguration of the new Suez Canal.
An Egyptian army vehicle is seen near Gaza's Rafah border. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Palestinian sources said the man was found near the Rafah border crossing Sunday morning, a day after he was reported missing.
Egyptian youths swim in the Nile river in Cairo, on August 10, 2015 as soaring temperatures and humidity hit the Egyptian capital and other parts of the country. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
12:32 GMT
Three more died from soaring temperatures in Egypt on Saturday, bring the total death toll to 95.
An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on Aug. 15, 2013. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:04 GMT
Egypt's foreign ministry condemned on Saturday a report issued by Human Rights Watch.