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Egyptians walk past a welcome banner bearing a portrait of Pope Francis a day ahead of his visit to the capital Cairo, on April 27, 2017. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Despite security concerns, Pope Francis is going ahead for a visit to Egypt to strengthen ties between Christians and Muslims.

April 27, 2017

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Meet Shady Beshr; Egypt’s one and only base jumper. His love for extreme sports and sky diving lead him to become one of the region’s most sought after adrenaline junkies.
Nasser Maher (Photo: Ahram)
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Spanish side Villarreal have offered Ahly's midfielder Nasser Maher a trial, the Cairo club said on Tuesday.
St Catherine's Monastery, in the south of Sinai. (AFP/Pedro Gomes)
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The act of revenge came amid increasing tensions between Daesh and local tribes in the region.
Do you like what you see? (Soltana)
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Yep, that's how unflattering this outfit is.
Sand Artist Kim Ha Jun. (Photo: Bassam Alzoghby)
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A Korean b-boy troupe and a sand artist performed as part of the Korean-Arab Friendship Caravan.

April 26, 2017

Ramadan Sobhi (Photo: Stoke City)
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Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi says he is trying to avoid the mistakes of Egyptian players who have been taken on by European clubs, insisting that...
Ahly and Zamalek avoided facing each other after being placed together in pot 1
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Egypt's Ahly and Zamalek have been drawn in tough groups as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held on Wednesday the draw for...
We love the Shape of You, Ed! (Facebook)
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We love the Shape of You, Ed!
Egypt announced a new strategy in the way the country invests in education, with new sources of funding that would allow partnerships with the private sector. (AFP photo)
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The Egyptian minister of planning said the country will increase education spending by 10 percent in the fiscal year 2017/2018.
Almarai's total net sales figure has been negatively impacted in Egypt by the devaluation of the Egyptian pound, and the significant decline in exports to Iraq due to border closures. (Almarai)
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For the first quarter of 2017, Almarai net revenue grew by 4.7% in Saudi Arabia but much less in other countries.
The new ban will take effect from May 15, 2017, as unacceptable levels of pesticides were found in food imports from five Arab countries. (AFP/ Omar Salem)
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The ban covers certain produce from Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.

April 25, 2017

Hossam El-Badry
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Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry said on Monday that his priorities are winning the Egyptian Premier League and African Champions League titles...
A protester holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration in Istanbul, on November 27, 2015. (AFP/ Cagdas Erdogan)
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Growing Russian engagement in the Middle East have led many to speculate over the Russian agenda.
Egypt said it will launch a petrochemical complex, an oil refinery, an industrial complex for solar cells and another for wind turbines, as well as factories for textiles, foodstuffs, electrical appliances and motorcycles. (AFP/ Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Egypt announced it will soon launch 30 projects in the Suez Canal Economic Zone worth $20 billion.
Egypt is set to finalize tenders for the mega project next month and award the contract to the winner in September this year. (File photo)
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Global technology giants are in the race for a $1.6-billion power project being jointly developed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

April 24, 2017

The Pharaohs star is enjoying a fine run in his second season with the Giallorossi, scoring 13 goals in Serie A so far this term
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The Pharaohs star is enjoying a fine run in his second season with the Giallorossi, scoring 13 goals in Serie A so far this term
Protesters and riot police clash during 2013 protests in Alexandria. (AFP/File)
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They were among a group of 156 people accused of killing two policemen near Cairo in 2013.
Warda celebrate scoring the first goal on Sunday (Photo: PAOK FC official twitter account)
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Egyptian international winger Amr Warda scored his first goal with Greek team PAOK FC in Sunday's 3-1 win over rivals Platanias.

April 23, 2017

Saudi Arabi's King Salman. (AFP/file)
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Egypt's President is visiting Saudi Arabia in an attempt to repair a relationship that was recently shaken by a failed plan for Egypt to gift two Red Sea islands to Saudi.

April 22, 2017

Today’s ruling came as the 11 defendants appealed the court verdict of last year.
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Sunday upheld an earlier ruling for Giza Criminal Court sentencing 11 members of Ultras White Knights to one year in prison for conspiring to kill MP Mortada Mansour, said the head of Zamalek Sports Club.

April 20, 2017

Ahmed Elmohamady
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Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady said on Tuesday he is proud to be the first player to feature in 100 games for Hull City in the English Premier League.
Egyptian President Sisi (L) and US President Trump (R) talk at the White House, 3 April 2017. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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Aya Hijazi was acquitted of all charges on Sunday after spending three years in pre-trial detention.
This is so different to the clean cut Rami we're used to. (Boston Hassle)
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Malek's new film is 'The Night Manager' gone psychological thriller.

April 19, 2017

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
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Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
Frenchman has won last three qualifying events and is favourite for Dubai
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PSA World Series Finals defending champion Gregory Gaultier is on track to retain the year-ending title in Dubai this June after winning the last qualifying event in Al Gouna, Egypt, at the weekend.
She thought she was channeling her inner Soad Hosny. (Al Arabiya English)
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She thought she was channeling her inner Soad Hosny.
A picture taken on April 16, 2017 shows a general view of the Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt's south Sinai, where a policeman was killed and three others wounded on April 18, 2017. (AFP/Pedro Costa Gomes)
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St. Catherine's is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church and a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims each year.

April 18, 2017

Egypt expects the first oil shipment from Iraq to reach on May 1, 2017. (File photo)
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Egypt will soon start to import one million barrels of Iraqi oil a month.
The referee waited for 20 minutes on the pitch before abandoning the match. Maqassa was expected to be awarded a win be default.
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The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Competition Committee penalized Zamalek for its failure to appear for an Egyptian Premier League match against Maqassa on Sunday, registering the game as a 2-0 defeat for the Cairo-based club.
A Coptic church in Abdali is kept under watch as police and armed military vehicles surround the building. (File/Mo'taz Sulaiman)
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As Easter celebrations unfolded this weekend, Jordan visibly heightened security around Churches across the country.
The tomb contains tens of statues, coffins and mummies. (shutterstock)
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Egyptian Archaeological Mission announces that it has discovered a major tomb.
Since the 25 January Revolution, Egypt's economy encountered many challenges, from political unrest and declining tourism to currency fluctuations and fuel shortages. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Egypt car sales dropped 40 percent in the first half of 2017 as a result of the recession.
He was utterly disappointed with his friend, to say the least. (
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He was utterly disappointed with his friend, to say the least.
Egyptian soldiers on patrol in the Sinai. (AFP/file)
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Three people have been wounded in the clashes, with conflicting accounts of why they started.

April 17, 2017

Egypt has faced some 10 or so accidents that highly affected tourism over the last year. (AFP/File)
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Egypt said the number of tourists during the first quarter of 2017 was 10-15 percent higher than the targeted rate.
Zamalek failed to show up at Cairo's Petrosport Stadium for the scheduled 7 pm kick-off on Sunday
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Egypt's Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz has expressed his annoyance at requests for his intervention after Zamalek failed to show up for a league game against Maqassa on Sunday.
American aid worker Aya Hijazi at her trial in Cairo, Egypt, 16 April 2017 (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The charges against Aya Hijazi, her husband and six others were thrown out by a judge after they spent three years in pre-trial detention.
Zamalek no-show as Egyptian league clash against Maqassa abandoned
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The perennial power conducted a training session during a match the team had hoped to postpone, while their opponent turned up as scheduled.

April 16, 2017

Shopping through social media platforms has surely become a very common thing, and every single day we find a store that pops up and steals our hearts. (Pexels)
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For this Egyptian mom and businesswoman, social media has changed everything.
"The day metal detectors were installed at the entrances of churches... [something] I never expected or dreamed of happening in Jordan," wrote local journalist Michel Nassar on Facebook. "I do not want to believe it or even think about it. Why? Our home is inside the hearts of our Muslim brothers."
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This Easter, we remember what it means to ‘love thy neighbor’ even when faced with extremist attacks.

April 15, 2017

Egyptian Christians pray during the Good Friday procession at the St. George church in the town of Mohalla in the north of Egypt, on April 14, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
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Ardous security checks are in place outside churches after the government declared a state of emergency.
Nour El-Sherbini
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World number one and defending champion Nour El-Sherbini retained the World Championship title after beating Egyptian compatriot Raneem El-Welily in the Gouna Squash Open final on Friday.

April 14, 2017

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Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has beaten world number 5 Marwan Elshorbagy of Egypt in straight games to reach the Gouna Squash Open final on Thursday.