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Fifi promised the winner the potential chance to join her in a film or TV series as well, should they be selected for this play first. (File photo)
08:25 GMT
This is your chance to audition for Fifi Abdo and her crew.
Egyptian journalists protest outside of Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on World Press Freedom day. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:14 GMT
The prosecutor general issued a gag order about the police raid as the investigation continues.
A protest in Egypt over the arrest and detainment of journalists. (AFP Photo/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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The apparent blunder occurred when the public relations department of Egypt’s Interior Ministry sent a memo titled “Media response to security raid on Journalists Syndicate headquarters” to a group of journalists, according to Mada Masr, an independent Egyptian news site.

May 3, 2016

Wael died of heart attack at 55. (Egynews.net)
15:35 GMT
Egyptian actor Wael Nour dies of heart attack at 55.
Patrons buy fesikh in Cairo (Khaled Desouki / AFP)
13:36 GMT
Britain’s Ambassador to Egypt described his experience with Fesikh as “an experience”.
Ahram's editorial hit out at the interior ministry's "several mistakes in this past period, concluding with its unfortunate behavior against the right[s] of journalists and media workers." (Twitter)

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12:05 GMT
In a rare move for the state-owned daily, Egypt's oldest newspaper lashed out at the interior ministry's storming of the Press Syndicate headquarters and arrest of two journalists.
Thousands of activists, as well as several journalists, have been detained since former army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
11:00 GMT
Reporters in Egypt have been banned from covering certain issues, face censorship, physical violence and arrest when reporting in the field.
The pop icon will work with the consumer electronics brand to establish music and sound quality as the brand’s defining competitive differentiator. (Mena Herald)
10:50 GMT
New HTC brand ambassador Mohamad Hamaki's got his new HTC10 and he's wired for sound!
Thousands of activists, as well as several journalists, have been detained since former army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
06:29 GMT
The two journalists, arrested during the Interior Ministry's storming of the press syndicate on Sunday, were accused of "spreading false news, inciting the public, and plotting to overthrow the regime."

May 2, 2016

More electricity lines were cut as the power supply crisis worsened in Gaza. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The company's Public Information Officer Tariq Labad told Ma'an that Egypt promised to fix the problem as soon as possible.
The UN Security Council, seen in session at the UN General Assembly on September 30, 2015 in New York. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
14:30 GMT
Egypt won a seat at the Security Council in a vote held last October.
This is the developer's first property venture in Egypt which involves a total investment of Dh20 billion.  (Capital Group Properties)
13:00 GMT
The Dh20 billion development will target middle income groups and include a shopping mall, schools, theatres and a 70 acre park.
Protests outside the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate in 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Journalists Syndicate in Cairo was raided by police forces, who arrested two journalists for "inciting protests."
A file photo of Sinai Province militants in northern Egypt. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Hamas, Israel, and Egypt are teaming up to fight a common enemy - the Daesh-linked Sinai Province.
Coptic Pope Tawadros II leads an Easter service in Egypt. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Coptic Pope Tawadros II included a call to political action in his Easter service.
The agreement will also allow the two countries to cooperate in strengthening the technological and information infrastructure of the Bahrain Bourse. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
The new agreement between will allow companies to be listed in both the Egyptian Exchange and Bahrain Bourse.
Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand over two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, April 15, 2016. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Egypt has put on trial 237 people detained during mass protests against a controversial government decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Omar Gaber (source: almorakib.com)
02:14 GMT
No official confirmation has come from either side though local media reports suggest that Zamalek may have already agreed to sell Omar Gaber to FC Basel

May 1, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced the allocation on Thursday at a Labour Day celebration.  (Parlmany)
16:45 GMT
The EGP100 million fund would go towards supporting workers in ailing sectors such as tourism.
Horeya Farghaly will never be able to give birth naturally after having her uterus removed. (Facebook)
11:17 GMT
Horeya Farghaly will never be able to give birth naturally after having her uterus removed.
American rapper Tyga is selling all his household good in preparation for a big move? (Celebfresh.co.uk)
10:39 GMT
American rapper Tyga is selling all his household good in preparation for a big move?
DJ Nickodemus from New York City, performing at Kite Loop beach during Oshtoora music festival in 2015. (Majawadin.files.wordpress.com)
09:06 GMT
There's still time to rock out and camp out at one of Egypt's newest, most eco-friendly music and cultural festivals in Fayoum.
Nour El Sherbini of Egypt poses with her trophy after winning against Laura Massaro of England after their final match of the PSA Women's World Championships squash tournament in Bukit Jalil, oustide Kuala Lumpur on April 30, 2016.
MOHD RASFAN / AFP
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After losing the first two sets, El Sherbini came back and dominated the rest of the match, becoming the youngest and first ever Egyptian to win the title

April 30, 2016

The two-hour show will run Wednesday, May 11 through Monday, May 16 at The Marquee by Cairo Festival City.  (MJworld.net)
11:14 GMT
Direct from the West End, the hit spectacle celebrating The King of Pop's legendary music is coming to Cairo for a six-day tour!
Mohamed El-Shorbagy (source: dailynewsegypt.com)
07:37 GMT
Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy will compete against France’s Gregory Gaultier in the 2016 El-Gouna International Squash Open final on Friday.
Zamalek Chairman Mortada Mansour
07:34 GMT
Zamalek management have rejected a formal offer from a marketing company to organise a friendly between the Whites and Spain la Liga outfit Villarreal in May, saying the opponent is "too minor" for them, Al-Ahram Sports Arabic website reported on Friday.

April 29, 2016

Citing the Coptic Orthodox Easter celebrations as a major reason, security refused to stage the Cairo giants' Egypt Cup ties this weekend
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Citing the Coptic Orthodox Easter celebrations as a major reason, security refused to stage the Cairo giants' Egypt Cup ties this weekend

April 28, 2016

Egyptian Football Association logo
16:23 GMT
The ongoing Egyptian Premier League season will finish on 9 July, while the new season will start on 25 August
Although Mahmoud claims to have shied away from direct political rhetoric in his work, he did not always manage to avoid politically infused messages. (Photo: still from Nawara)
12:55 GMT
The executive producer of Nawara says that film audiences want their money's worth, but it's still possible to make a purposeful and profitable movie.
Ramez Galal pranked Steven Seagal and it didn't go as planned. (MBC)
12:11 GMT
Ramez Galal pranked Steven Seagal and it didn't go as planned.
A member of the Libyan pro-government forces patrols a rural area on the outskirts of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi which they retook from armed groups as fighting continues in the second city on April 19, 2016.  (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
10:00 GMT
Egyptians living in Libya have increasingly been caught up in the country's internal conflict.
The Dubai Forum was hoped to be a chance for the ministry to woo tourist companies back to Egypt after the slump in touristic trade Egypt has suffered from in the last few years.  (File photo)
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FTI, Germany's fourth-largest tour operator, accused the tourism minister of refusing to listen to the requests of trip organizers.
Egyptian riot police fire tear gas towards protestors as they demonstrate on April 25, 2016 in Cairo against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
08:30 GMT
Watchdog groups have condemned the harsh police response, which included inspections and arrests of bystanders.
Rania has since apologized for her comments. (Kalaman-nas.com)
08:29 GMT
Social media is angry after TV host Rania Mahmoud Yassin insulted Giulio Regeni, the Italian student killed in Egypt last January.

April 27, 2016

Ahly's executive manager Shereen Shams (R) while signing the AS Roma match contract on Wednesday (Photo: Ahly's official website)
17:37 GMT
The last time the two teams played AS Roma beat Ahly 0-3 in Cairo
A file photo of Big Ben in London. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Sharif Adel Mikhail, 21, died on Monday in a fire that broke out in a building in the district of Southall in London, state-run news agency MENA reported on Tuesday citing British police.
The Egyptian actress has been suffering with an eye condition for several years. (File photo)
13:46 GMT
The Egyptian actress has been suffering with an eye condition for several years.
A number of agreements will be signed during the forum to increase investment and trade volume between the two countries. (Egyptian Presidency)
06:03 GMT
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is on a two-day official visit to boost bilateral relations and investments.

April 26, 2016

FIFA sent a letter to the EFA saying "sanctions will be considered, including suspension" if the court verdict takes effect
19:36 GMT
FIFA is threatening to suspend the EFA over 'interference' by domestic courts
Egyptian police in front of the police academy during the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/File)
19:35 GMT
Several political forces and public figures called for protests on Apr. 25, which coincided with Sinai Liberation Day, against the agreement which was signed earlier this month between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
El-Gouna International Squash Open logo
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Six Egyptian players—Fares Dessouki, Ali Farag, Omar Abdel Meguid, Tarek Momen, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Marwan El-Shorbagy—will go on to the tournament’s second round.
Sherif Taliani is one of the first Egyptians to talk candidly about a career in porn (Youtube)
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Sherif Taliani has made waves in Egypt by talking candidly about his career in porn. Here's everything you need to know about his lives and loves.
Current Egyptian President Sisi. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT
The Egyptian government's attempt to shut down protesters may be helping the opposition more than hurting it.
Even Floyd's camel's got swag. (Twitter/Floyd Mayweather)
12:57 GMT
The retired American boxing legend has been having some knockout holiday time in Dubai, Egypt, and Morocco!
Protesters run from tear gas in Cairo on April 25. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
12:54 GMT
Multiple groups have denounced Egyptian forces arresting over 100 people before planned protests on Monday.
Mona al-Beheiri has been filmed expressing her idiosyncratic support for Sisi in an eyebrow-raising video during a week of protests (YouTube)
11:40 GMT
Mona al-Beheiri has been filmed expressing her idiosyncratic support for Sisi in an eyebrow-raising video during a week of protests.
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration in Cairo on April 25, 2016, against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
08:00 GMT
Demonstrations on Monday across nine governorates in Egypt have been met with a heavy police clampdown.
Increasing subsidy allocations will put stress on the state’s budget. (File photo)
06:02 GMT
The government is also battling the effects of pound devaluation by selling commodities at designated locations at 50 percent lower than market value.

April 25, 2016

As anti-government protests were repressed by authorities, Twitter rallied behind the demonstrators. But pro-Sisi voices could be heard too (AFP / File)
19:13 GMT
As anti-government protests were repressed by authorities, Twitter rallied behind the demonstrators. But pro-Sisi voices could be heard too.
Ramadan Sobhi (source: mercatooo.com)
16:37 GMT
Ahly hope on loan forward Trezeguet, who is playing in Europe, returns to take Sobhi's space next season
Seagal was the latest celebrity to fall for Egyptian prankster Ramez Galal's prank. (Facebook)
11:47 GMT
Hollywood actor Steven Seagal was the latest celebrity to fall for Egyptian prankster Ramez Galal's prank.
The second phase of the project includes 300 residential units, 240 villas and five administrative buildings over 53,000 sq m of land.  (Sedra Homes)
09:30 GMT
The mixed-use, $2.2B Cairo Festival City project enters its second phase of development with plans for more homes and administrative buildings.
Activists and Italian nationals living in Egypt take part in a rally in memory of Italian student Giulio Regeni on February 6, 2016, outside of the Italian Embassy. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Reuters Headquarters in New York placed the blame to the Cairo office manager for allowing the publishing of unconfirmed news using anonymous sources, causing the police to file a law suit against him.
Do you like it? Sherine Abdel Wahab's brand new look after "returning back to showbiz." (Bitajarod)
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Do you like it? Sherine Abdel Wahab's brand new look after "returning back to showbiz." (Bitajarod)
Egyptian protests chanting slogans against the transfer of two Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
06:00 GMT
Tunisians will protest on April 25 in solidarity with Egyptians protesting against the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

April 24, 2016

A flash mob of more than 15 Indian dancers surprised a crowd of people at Cairo International Airport on Friday with a Bollywood dance routine. (YouTube)
18:34 GMT
A flash mob of more than 15 Indian dancers surprised a crowd of people at Cairo International Airport on Friday with a Bollywood dance routine.
Ahly are yet to officially confirm the news
16:18 GMT
Egyptian giants Ahly are set to play Italy's AS Roma in a friendly game in May, local reports said.
Egyptian President Sisi. (AFP/File)
15:22 GMT
Egyptian President Al-Sisi spoke against militants and protesters in a Sinai Liberation Day speech.
Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme was the guest on the Egyptian TV show 'Yes, I'm Famous' this week. (Facebook)
13:57 GMT
Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme was the guest on the Egyptian TV show 'Yes, I'm Famous' this week.
Egyptian army soldiers block Salah Salem highway to prevent supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from crossing during their demonstration in Cairo, on July 19, 2013.
(AFP/Marwan Naamani)
12:00 GMT
An explosion has rocked Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula, killing three Egyptian military forces, according to local media.
Nesma Mahgoub and Mostafa ‘Safy’ Rashad in ‘Leila Kebira,’ Feb. 2016. (Scoop Empire)
09:26 GMT
Fabrica: Bringing Musical Theater to the People, 3ameyya-Style.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of Egypt.  (File photo)
05:36 GMT
The agreement was confirmed during a visit to Cairo by Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan.

April 23, 2016

Ramadan Sobhi (source: youm7.com)
21:45 GMT
Milan and other European clubs are following Ahly's youngster according to Italian reports

April 22, 2016

President Sisi welcomes Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in Cairo International Airport, Egypt. (Twitter)
09:50 GMT
They discussed the security challenges that aimed to destabilize the region, violence and extremism as well as acts of terrorist groups.

April 21, 2016

Italian student Giulio Regeni was researching labor rights in Egypt before he was tortured and murdered.
18:24 GMT
Egyptian officials had earlier denied that Giulio Regeni, 28, who was tortured and murdered in late January, had been arrested before his death.
Mohamed Elneny (source: @arsenal)
17:26 GMT
Ever since the departure of legends like Patrick Vieria, Emmanuel Petit and Gilberto Silva, Arsenal have severely lacked a real physical...
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT
The two officials will discuss bilateral ties between Egypt and the Emirates. They will discuss regional issues within the Middle East, including efforts to combat extremism, the situations in Libya, Syria and Yemen as well as the matter of Palestine.
Clean drinking water is in short supply in North Sinai. (Shutterstock)
10:34 GMT
North Sinai is battling a militant insurgency - but the water shortage might be even more deadly.
60’s pop star Engelbert Humperdinck is performing in Egypt next month. (Facebook)
07:37 GMT
60’s pop star Engelbert Humperdinck is making his Egypt debut next month.
In November, Russia issued an immediate suspension of all commercial flights to and from Egypt, pending a report on the status of security procedures at Egyptian airports. (File photo)
05:15 GMT
The inspections are the latest in a series of foreign assessments following since the fatal downing of a Russian plane over Sinai in October.

April 20, 2016

Omar Mosaad (source: alwafd.org)
22:18 GMT
Ahead of the 2016 El Gouna International Squash Open, to be held on Thursday 21 April, Daily News Egypt interviewed Omar Mosaad, who is ranked fourth internationally.
Mohamed Elneny
17:49 GMT
The Egypt midfielder joined the Gunners from Basel in January and has started each of the last five league matches and he is pleased with the way he has settled in England
Bassem Youssef: 'The joke is mightier than the sword.'  (Twitter)
13:44 GMT
Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival brings another season of artists and performers to palatial surroundings in the Chouf Mountains.