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December 10, 2016

Palestinians wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 10, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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As usual, on the rare occasions the border is open for the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, hundreds of Palestinians gathered near the border, hoping for a chance to make it through.
Egyptian emergency services carry a wounded victim at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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It came hours after another explosion in Giza killed six.

December 9, 2016

Egyptian security forces check a body at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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In October, the group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed a policeman in northwest Cairo.

December 8, 2016

The parents of killed Italian student Giulio Regeni unveil a banner reading 'Truth for Giulio Regeni'. (AFP/File)
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Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by friends on Jan. 25. His body, showing signs of extensive torture, was found in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo on Feb. 3.
Women's rights advocate Azza Soliman, also the director of the Center of Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA), was arrested by security forces from her home. (AFP/File)
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Reason for detention not known but Egyptian human rights groups say they are subject to worst clampdown ever.

December 7, 2016

The harsh current economic circumstances forced Al-Ahram printing services to raise costs as most of the materials used in the printing operation are imported and must be paid for in dollars. (AFP/File)
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The decision to raise printing prices by up to 80 percent will have a catastrophic effect on Egypt's print media, some of whom have called on the government to lift customs duties related to the print industry.
We didn't know she had it in her.
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We didn't know she had it in her.
Wonderland Weekend: Enter 2017 with a big bang at El Gouna. (Pinterest)
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Wonderland Weekend: Enter 2017 with a big bang at El Gouna.
The People's Bank of China said the move was aimed at promoting trade and investment and maintaining financial stability in both countries. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's central bank has signed a deal with the People's Bank of China for a three-year bilateral currency swap valued at 18 billion yuan.

December 6, 2016

Many have shared images of the loving gesture (Twitter)
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The declaration of love has got Egyptians talking.
The ongoing downtrend evident in Emirates NBD’s survey highlights that there will be no quick fixes to Egypt’s economic difficulties, even following the EGP devaluation earlier in the month. (Shutterstock)
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Business output fell substantially in November with companies citing poor economic conditions, high prices and shortages of some raw materials.

December 5, 2016

Noor Kadry and Eslam Ebraheem as Lamis ElHadidy and Amr Adib. (Screenshot)
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They were very impressed by the impersonations, to say the least.
Mohamed Morsi is currently serving out three lengthy jail terms on charges of "killing protesters" and "spying for Qatar." (AFP/File)
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They have urged the UN to investigate the 'rights violations to which he is being subjected.'
Naguib Sawiris is the eldest son of Onsi Sawiris and brother of Samih and Nassef. (Twitter)
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In a surprise move, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has announced that he will step down as CEO of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding as of 1 January 2017.
Whilst airfare is only 40 percent of the total trip cost, food, transportation, and accommodation are much more important. (File photo)
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Distinguishing between seasons, knowing the cost of living and chasing the airfare rather than the destination can stretch your money further.
The 65-year-old starlet turned down an offer to act alongside Tamer in the movie "Tisbah Ala Khair" (Goodnight). (File photo)
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Why? That's something only Yousra and her agent can tell you!
Decision was made following complaints from fans and women's rights orgs. (File photo)
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Decision was made following complaints from fans and women's rights orgs.
Cohen was most known for his portrayal of the iconic Arab Israeli restaurant owner Abu Rahmi in ‘Hamisada HaGedola.’ (Jerusalem Post)
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Cohen was most known for his portrayal of the iconic Arab Israeli restaurant owner Abu Rahmi in ‘Hamisada HaGedola.’
Imported goods from parties that have free trade agreements with Egypt such as the EU, the COMESA African grouping, the Arab region and Turkey would not by affected by the new decision.
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Egypt's decision to raise tariffs up to 60 percent on 320 different luxury goods, including some fruits, cosmetics, stationary and electronic gadgets will raise annual tax revenues by EGP 6 billion.

December 4, 2016

Photo: The tourmament's official website
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Egypt has a reason to be proud as our team wins the Women’s World Championship with victory over England. This was the the third time Egypt and England go head to...
We love the name Sheri! (File photo)
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Who were some of her celebrity guests?
What about non-hijabi Muslim women? (File photo)
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We’re not specifically banning veiled women from attending the show, but they simply don’t fit in, says organizer.
In May, the General Authority for Petroleum announced an international tender for 11 oil and natural gas blocks in the western desert and Gulf of Suez. (File photo)
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In its latest drive to lure back foreign investors to its energy sector, Egypt has received six bids for oil and gas exploration.

December 3, 2016

Mohamed Salah
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Roma released Friday an update on the condition of Mohamed Salah following further tests on his ankle, confirming the Egyptian winger will be out of action for three weeks.
Egypt has banned all but police-sanctioned protests since Sisi came to power. (AFP/File)
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Rights groups have been calling for the amendment of the draconian protest law since its issuance in November 2013. The 25 article legislation outlines regulations and conditions for peaceful protest which practically ban protests.

December 1, 2016

The most prestigious African tournament is set to be held in Gabon from 14 January to 5 February
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The most prestigious African tournament is set to be held in Gabon from 14 January to 5 February
Will Angham reconnect with her dad after hearing what he had to say? (Facebook)
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Will Angham reconnect with her dad after hearing what he had to say?
Banking sources estimated CI Capital's market value at near 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($56 million). (File photo)
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Egypt's largest listed bank is in talks to sell 70-80 percent of its stake in investment banking arm CI Capital.

November 30, 2016

For protesting against the referee during his side's 1-1 league draw with Zamalek, Mido will miss Wadi Degla's upcoming four games
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Wadi Degla boss Mido has been hit by a four-match ban and an EGP 10,000 fine for remonstrating against the referee during his side's 1-1 Egyptian league drawn with Zamalek on Tuesday.
Newly-appointed Zamalek manager Mohamed Helmi (Photo: Ahram)
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Mohamed Helmi was reinstated after the club managed to claim only 5 points from 3 league games under interim boss Mohamed Salah
Raneem El Welily
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On Wednesday, the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship held the third round of the first group, in which Egypt defeated Mexico with a 3-0 victory.
Ezz was sentenced to three years in jail for defaming Zeina. (File photo)
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Ezz was sentenced to three years in jail for defaming Zeina.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (top-L) listening as Ali Abdel Aal (top-R), speaker of Egypt’s parliament, delivers a speech to the parliament headquarters in Cairo, 23 February, 2016. (AFP/HO/Egyptian presidency)
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The law gives existing NGOs one year to adjust their legal status and creates a new regulatory body.
40,000 people were arrested following the unsuccessful coup (Wikimedia Commons)
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His stance has been criticized by some as hypocritical.
The UK flight ban was put in place after the October 2015 crash of a Russian airliner in Sinai shortly after it took off from Sharm El-Sheikh. (File photo)
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The UNWTO and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) have appealed to the British Prime Minister to lift the ban on flights to the Red Sea resort, adding that Egypt has taken significant measures to improve security.
In 2014, Egypt embarked on a plan to introduce a number of fiscal reforms, including fuel subsidy cuts that increased prices up to 78 percent, as well as imposing new taxes to ease a growing budget deficit. (File photo)
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Proposed new measures will include imposing progressive taxes and linking the automated wage system with citizens' national identification numbers so as to distribute food subsidies based on monthly income.

November 29, 2016

Hedaya Malak
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Egypt took a good share home from the 2016 Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.
The medical system in Egypt has faced criticism for poor standards (Flickr)
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The incident is currently under investigation.
Egyptian protesters shout during a demonstration against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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A Facebook page called Movement of the Poor had called for Egyptians to protest on Nov. 11 against deepening austerity measures, but protests failed to materialise as authorities imposed a big security clampdown.
Uber Egypt faces challenges with patchy network coverage and inaccurate GPS maps. (File photo)
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Anthony Khoury, General Manager of Uber Egypt discusses the company's expansion plans and challenges of the sharing economy.

November 28, 2016

Russia's Apti Aukhadov poses on the podium with his silver medal, during the men's 85kg group A weightlifting event of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Excel Centre in London on August 3, 2012. YURI CORTEZ / AFP
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After the International Olympic Committee re-analysed the blood samples of some athletes, it discovered that Russia’s...
According to investigations, the 20 Egyptians received military training at the Daesh camps in Syria and Libya. (Screengrab from Daesh videos)
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Egypt's armed forces carried out airstrikes against Daesh fighters in Libya last year, hours after Daesh released a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.
Egyptian army in Sinai. (AFP/File)
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The Qatari-owned news channel has recently broadcast a trailer of a documentary entitled “Conscripts” that tells the story of Egyptian youth getting ready to serve out their compulsory military service.

November 27, 2016

Hossam El-Badry
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Ahly looks to sign a foreigner in the January transfer window; who will leave the club remains unknown
It is Truly a Joyful City play. (Photo: Part of promotional material for It is Truly a Joyful City)
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This week Cairo and Alexandria offer a large assortment of cultural activities for everyone to enjoy.
The Egyptian army is among the strongest in world (Wikimedia Commons)
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Egyptians have fired insults at Qatar's leader and army.
The deal deepens BP and Eni's partnership in Egypt, where they announced a significant gas discovery in the East Nile Delta in June. (File photo)
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A stake in Zohr, one of the biggest ever gas discoveries, will raise BP's exposure to the gas market, just months after rival Shell became one of the world's biggest gas traders by acquiring BG Group.
The European Development Partners include the European Union (EU), KfW for German Development Cooperation, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
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The new large-scale windfarm in the Gulf of Suez area will have the capacity of at least 200 megawatts of renewable electricity generation.
The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. (AFP/File)
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The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. It is blamed for killing hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since then.
Controversial Egyptian chairman of Zamalek SC says Maya was born a boy, not girl. (Instagram)
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Controversial Egyptian chairman of Zamalek SC says Maya was born a boy, not girl.