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Egypt is expected to increase its power production by 9.6 percent this summer. (Pixabay)
08:23 GMT
A new power station has opened in Ain El-Sokhna, east of Cairo, adding much-needed megawatts to the national grid.
Ayten will sure look beautiful on her big day. (Al Jaras Magazine)
08:02 GMT
OK, we need a wedding outfit... quick!
Is Ayten Amer soon to be married? (Beautynews.com)
07:36 GMT
A little birdie tells us Ayten Amer is getting married!
Abdullah al-Fakharany was one of the journalists sentenced to life in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court. (Twitter)
04:24 GMT
Two journalists were sentenced to life in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court.

May 6, 2015

Mohamed Salah
17:23 GMT
The Sevilla boss has urged his defenders to be on their guard on Thursday night when they face the forward pair
Security officials said Wednesday three Palestinians were killed when they tried to enter Sinai through a smuggling tunnel. (AFP/File)
16:36 GMT
Security officials said Wednesday three Palestinians were killed when they tried to enter Sinai through a smuggling tunnel.
Egypt will host international discussions in May aiming to unify efforts to combat the destruction of antiquities by extremist groups. (AFP/Pedro Ugarte)
15:30 GMT
Egypt will host international discussions in May aiming to unify efforts to combat the destruction of antiquities by extremist groups.
Egyptian demonstrators clash with Egyptian police in central Cairo during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on Jan. 25, 2011. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
06:00 GMT
Years after the revolution, some said it saw the public as the victim of attacks from extremist groups settling what they called "infidel coup authorities."
A Libyan coastguard boat carrying migrants near the port of Misrata. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
04:40 GMT
Migration crisis on the agenda in Egypt as EU Commissioner's visit follows German Foreign Minister's talks on the same issue.

May 5, 2015

International and local movies will be played for free in impoverished areas in Cairo. (Egypt Independent)
17:56 GMT
A group of young people launch free street cinema initiative in Cairo.
Models line up in the latest fashion at Cairo Fashion Festival. (Facebook)
17:50 GMT
Fashion festivities hit Cairo for 4th time this May!
Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren (Wikipedia)
05:45 GMT
Mercedes-Benz denies withdrawing from the Egyptian market, clarifying a previous statement that caused widespread confusion in the car market.
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided.

May 4, 2015

Hossam al-Badry
20:07 GMT
Al-Ahly Club has finished contracting procedures with Hossam al-Badry, who will lead the club's football team for the next two seasons.
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges." (AFP/File)
17:51 GMT
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges."
Tamer Hosny showing his tough look. Nobody better mess with his baby girls! (Instagram)
16:21 GMT
It's a girl! Again! Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny and his Moroccan wife Basma Bousel joyfully announced the birth of baby #2.
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:17 GMT
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt.
The decline of the farmers' share is the main reason behind the growing poverty rates in the countryside.(Wikimedia Commons)
14:40 GMT
Roughly 10 million Egyptians own less than 15 percent of the country's agricultural land --a million feddan-- according a report issued on Sunday by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Egyptian riot policemen stand guard outside the constitutional court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Five people were sentenced to death for killing eleven police officers in the town of Kerdasa located on Cairo's outskirts.
Egyptians gather their belongings as they prepare to leave Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
12:30 GMT
Eighty-three Egyptians, primarily migrant laborers, were caught trying to illegally enter Libya when they were apprehended in a military zone west of Saloum.
Haifa will be starring in "Mariam" this Ramadan. (File photo)
12:20 GMT
Set your eyes firmly on your computer screens Haifa fans, because Miss Wehbe has a special treat for you!
Zeina admitted that she has made a mistake by marrying Ezz. (File photo)
10:04 GMT
Zeina admits "it was a mistake to marry Ahmed Ezz"!
The railway project is due to start in early 2016 and will include 12 stations. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT
Egypt and Canada will join forces to build a $1.5 billion railway link through Cairo and Giza via a loan to be paid over the course of 14 years.
Two prisoners were tortured to death in 2006 while in custody. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's top court has sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official said.

May 3, 2015

"Romeo and Juliet" will be performed on May 3 and 4. (The Column Awards)
22:55 GMT
The last two shows of "Shicairo" will be on May 7 and 8, while "Romeo and Juliet" will be performed on May 3 and 4.
Juan Carlos Garrido
19:49 GMT
Mahmoud , Chairman of Ahli Football Club, has officially dismissed Juan Carlos Garrido, the team's coach.
What man has made Ayten Amer smile so big? (Facebook)
19:35 GMT
The Egyptian actress' relationship status changed from single and ready to mingle to taken Ayten.
Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London Wednesday to demand the immediate release of detained journalists in Egypt. (AFP/Carl Court)
18:16 GMT
An Egyptian journalist was arrested early Saturday and faces charges of joining the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said. (AFP/File)
15:33 GMT
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said.
Sameh Fathy has published a second volume on hand-painted Egyptian film posters. (Ahram)
13:19 GMT
Sameh Fathy has published a second volume on hand-painted Egyptian film posters.
The 16-year-old was charged with blowing up a police car and manufacturing bombs. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A 16-year-old Egyptian teen was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Cairo court Saturday for blowing up a police vehicle and making bombs.
A floating power plant from Turkey. (Maritime-executive.com)
09:46 GMT
Plans are underway for Arab Energy to purchase Egypt's first floating power plant, to help alleviate the energy shortages in the country.
A doctors' syndicate has reiterated their right to peaceful protest. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT
Widespread outrage as Egypt's supreme administrative court decrees protests to be strikes, and forcibly retires alleged participants.

May 2, 2015

Egypt has been cracking down on terrorism in the Sinai region for over a year. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that 29 'terrorists' have been killed by its troops in the past 11 days in northern Sinai.
Egypt announced in April that it would take part in major military operations with Saudi Arabia. (AFP/FIle)
13:20 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday for talks with top Saudi officials, according to a presidential spokesman.

May 1, 2015

The five convicted men were arrested by Egyptian security forces during pro-Morsi demonstrations in the Egyptian city of Alexandria last August. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
An Egyptian court issued 18-year prison sentences to five supporters of ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, Friday in a continued wave of arrests for Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in Egyp

April 30, 2015

Egypt has renewed calls on its citizens Thursday to avoid travel to Libya. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
Egypt has renewed calls on its citizens Thursday to avoid travel to Libya.
Niveen has promised to stay off the drugs after being released from prison. (Arjwan)
15:34 GMT
Niveen Bandour not returning to acting any time soon after going behind bars after being caught with 40 grams of heroin.
No Cairokee concert at "Bab El-Shams" cultural festival after all. (Facebook)
10:54 GMT
So bad, so sad. "Bab El-Shams" cultural festival suspended over security concerns. No CairoKee and Massar Egbari concerts in the books.
As part of the AFAC Film Week, which finished in Cairo last week, two panel discussions raise issues of local distribution, digital alternatives, social justice, and how films can create change. (YouTube)
08:43 GMT
As part of the AFAC Film Week, which finished in Cairo last week, two panel discussions raise issues of local distribution, digital alternatives, social justice, and how films can create change.

April 29, 2015

The project was constructed on an area of roughly 64,000 square metres, costing EGP 600 million. (File photo)
15:29 GMT
The hotel, which looks over the Nile and Tahrir square, will include over 300 rooms and a shopping mall.
Haifa is said to be the highest-paid actress this Ramadan. (The House of Eyewear)
15:13 GMT
Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe will soon finish shooting the "Mouled w Sahbo Ghayeb" series scheduled for Ramadan.
Oil and chemical spills are not uncommon along the Nile given the important role that the river plays in commercial transportation (File-AFP)
15:13 GMT
Authorities have removed the barge that spilled 500 tonnes of phosphate in the Nile last week.
Hundreds of supporters of Islamist President Mohammad Morsi were killed in clashes with security forces following the president's ouster in 2013 (File-AFP)
14:00 GMT
Islamists convicted of burning church in 2013 following Morsi's ouster.

April 28, 2015

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
23:32 GMT
Kuwait's Public Authority for Youth and Sports chief Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has stressed the need for support of sports and youth activities for Syrian refugees living under difficult conditions.
Members of Egypt's constitutional court hold a session to rule on the law organizing the upcoming parliamentary elections on March 1, 2015 in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed al-Shahed)
19:00 GMT
The Egyptian cabinet's drafting committee on Monday finished amending laws regulating parliamentary elections.
Egypt's former president attended a session in his trial for espionage Tuesday, wearing the uniform assigned to convicts. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT
Egypt's former president attended a session in his trial for espionage Tuesday, wearing the uniform assigned to convicts.
Director Mohamed Galal Okasha was killed in Libya. (Al Ahram)
14:24 GMT
Egyptian director Mohamed Galal Okasha, 31, was killed by a Libyan militia.
The High Aswan Dam in Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:40 GMT
Of the 761 possible water poisoning cases in Egypt, eight patients were still being treated, a healthy ministry official said Tuesday.
Here's to many more healthy years in the business, Nour. (File photo)
11:17 GMT
Egyptian actor Nour el Sherif celebrates his birthday today.
Amr Diab is bringin' us some more smokin' hot music this summer. (Facebook)
10:32 GMT
Egyptian songster Amr Diab has announced his new album is slated for release during Eid El Fitr.

April 27, 2015

 Egyptian customs authorities have begun to lower the tariffs on European luxury cars by 10 percent.  (File photo)
20:57 GMT
The company ceased to assemble cars in preparation for leaving the Egyptian market by May
Egypt received deposits worth a total of $6 billion from three Gulf nations, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. (File photo)
20:09 GMT
Egypt's foreign reserves are expected to rise to over $20 billion after the recent Gulf deposits.

April 26, 2015

Mortada Mansour
21:10 GMT
The Criminal Court postponed to 10 May the trial of 21 Ultras White Knights (UWK) members on charges of the attempted murder of the Al-Zamalek club’s president Mortada Mansour, in a Sunday session.
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday.
A picture taken on December 4, 2012, shows electricity pylons in Riyadh. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
14:33 GMT
Two electricity pylons in Egypt were targeted with explosives Sunday.
low-income buyers have turned to purchasing singles, to save money for other necessities.
13:29 GMT
The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders Association expects a decrease in tax proceeds of EGP 2bn ($262 million) in the current fiscal year’s national budget.
The Ahmed Ezz vs Zeina drama continues. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
12:56 GMT
Wittingly or unwittingly, by sharing on Facebook her refusal to follow the Twitter account “The Full Truth About Ahmed Ezz”, Egyptian actress has triggered many people to follow the Ahmed-hating page.
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:19 GMT
Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!
Mai Kassab is so proud of her husband and his band. (Image: Facebook)
09:40 GMT
Egyptian singer Mai Kassab is one proud wifey after her husband Oka was in a documentary film about his band.

April 25, 2015

Egypt initially declared the state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October 2014. (AFP/File)
18:42 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
A statement released by Egypt's interior ministry said the four killed in the explosion were members of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.

April 24, 2015

If you’re in Egypt, Massi will be in Alexandria today and Cairo on April 26. (Image: Kalamu.com)
12:20 GMT
Souad Massi’s music: an interpretation and celebration of classic Arabic poetry.

April 23, 2015

Officials have played down the impact of the phosphate spill in the Nile (image: on file).
22:24 GMT
Companies in Egypt are racing to meet the rising demand for mineral water in Upper Egypt in the wake of a barge, carrying 500 tonnes of phosphate.
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day.
A session at Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ruled the parliamentary election law unconstitutional on Feb. 25, 2015, delaying the polls. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim al-Heneidy said Thursday the parliamentary elections will not be held until after Ramadan for technical and security reasons.
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East.
Egypt squad
14:52 GMT
Determined to qualify for the 2017 African Nations Cup ahead of Nigeria, Egypt have intensified their preparations for the qualifiers slated for June.
The agreement, which is to involve 60% of local production, is to kick off in Sharm El-Sheikh (image: on file).
14:14 GMT
A Continental Free Trade agreement between 26 African countries is to be launched from Egypt in June.
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said.