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Youssef was known for his comedy roles throughout his prosperous career. (Image: Al Masry Al Youm)
07:17 GMT
A sudden heart attack has sadly killed Egyptian comedian actor Youssef Eid in the early hours of Monday morning.
Hamaki is used to having his music vids make waves on YouTube! (Image: Facebook)
05:35 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki has "Something Hidden" on YouTube!
Hind Sabri is rumored to be unhappy with her new film's makers! (Image: Facebook)
05:13 GMT
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is the leading actress in the upcoming film "Al Jazeerah 2" (The Island 2) , except its makers seem to have forgotten to include her in their promotional posters!

September 21, 2014

The Cairo attack is the second since June to target police forces in the capital since June. (AFP/File)
17:39 GMT
State TV reported Sunday a bomb attack occurred outside the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo, killing two police officers.
Reports indicate the military transport plane crashed due to a sudden technical error during a training exercise. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
A Egyptian military aircraft crashed south of Cairo Sunday, killing six military personnel and injuring another.
A slimmer trimmer Maha Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
13:59 GMT
We'll have to change our fat girl stereotype for Maha Ahmad's roles as the Egyptian actress has seriously lost some weight
Hani Shaker sings for his country.
13:55 GMT
With all proceeds from his concerts going toward the "Long Live Egypt Fund", Hani Shaker is singing his way around the nation.
Adel won't be making a comeback to "Saraya Abdeen" next Ramadan! (Image: Facebook)
13:05 GMT
Ghada Adel is the latest celeb to pull out of the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel. Is this some kinda trend we don't know about?
Tamer poses with his "biggest" fan! (Image: Twitter)
11:44 GMT
Tamer Hosny was faced with a serious dilemma last week when one fan threatened to kill herself unless her spoke to her in person!
Tom grins as he poses for a picture with Zeina! (Image: Twitter)
09:13 GMT
Zeina has been spotted with Tom Cruise, what's all that about?
Apache helicopter in flight.
08:53 GMT
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.
Turns out Ruby and Sameh have been married for five months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:36 GMT
You needn't wonder anymore; Ruby's secret husband's name is inside!
Egypt's Sisi will make first international appearance at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi left Cairo for New York Sunday to attend UN General Assembly meetings, his first international appearance since taking office in June.
Egypt has signed oil and gas exploration deals worth $187 million with several Western companies and a Tunisian firm to cover seven exploration areas.
04:55 GMT
Exploration companies have been hesitant to develop untapped gas finds in Egyptian waters partly because the amount the government pays them barely covers their investment costs.

September 20, 2014

The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.(Image: Al Ahram)
18:40 GMT
The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.
The Sinai militant group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of a top Egyptian police general and the bus bombing of a tour bus carrying South Korean tourists through the SInai. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
A 35-year-old Bedouin man's body was found decapitated in Egypt's southern city of Sheikh Zuweid Friday, believed to be killed by SInai militants responsible for several similar incidents in the same area, including when four decapitated bodies were found about 15 kilometers from the Gaza border.

September 19, 2014

Kuwaiti hottie Halima Poland is spreading her love of Egypt to her fellow celebs. (Image: Twitter)
07:00 GMT
C'mon, Superstars, you've got the fame and the cash to get this tourism things going again!

September 18, 2014

Will Menna be as good a belly dancer as her famous Mama? (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Menna Shalabi is getting ready to shake her hips in the upcoming film "Ahl Al Aib" (People of Shame).
Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.
But Egypt wants long-term investments to improve the country's economy, which has been suffering ever since an uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
01:23 GMT
Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.

September 17, 2014

Ramez terrified Athar to death (not literally) on his popular prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:25 GMT
If you thought Ramez Galal and Athar al Hakim have sorted things out by now, think again!
Samir Ghanem has officially filed a complaint against the "Spoiled Girls" producer. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT
Samir Ghanem is one unhappy actor after not getting his cash money for the Ramadan drama.
Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shukri called contents of the EU statement "false charges" (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT
Egyptian officials summoned EU ambassadors over a "negative" statement on human rights and terrorism in the country.
The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in February. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities have arrested four "terrorist cells" formed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Suze Canal
04:55 GMT
The Suez Canal corridor project planned by a consortium led by Dar Al-Handasah will cost $220 billion over fifteen years, said Ashraf Salman, Egypt's investment minister,

September 16, 2014

An Egyptian misdemeanour appeals court has upheld a previous ruling sentencing construction tycoon Nassef Sawiris to three years of jail time and a LE50 million ($7 million) fine for failing to pay a settlement to Egypt's Tax Authority.
15:52 GMT
The original in-absentia ruling had been appealed in July, but Sawiris, former CEO of construction and fertilizer producer Orascom Construction Industries, failed to attend the appeals court session on Sunday.
The Suez Canal project includes the development of 76,000 sq km around the canal into an international industrial and logistics hub to attract more ships and generate income.
15:12 GMT
Fund-raising has closed and Egyptians will no longer be able to buy the investment certificates now that the initial goal of 60 billion pounds ($8 billion) has been exceeded, the governor said.
Nelly used to be a ballet dancer, which means taking on the role of Samia Gamal should be almost a walk in the park for her. (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
There's a thing or two you didn't know about Nelly Karim and the role she'll be playing next!
Egypt's security forces have clashed more often with militants in recent months , causing tension (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT
Six Egyptian policemen were killed and two injured in the North Sinai after an explosion struck an armoured vehicle.
Nour El Sherif deserves his accolades.
11:58 GMT
He's a man worthy of recognition, but Nour El Sherif was still deeply touched when he received three awards for his accomplishments in cinema.
Nadia being honored at the Alexandria International Film Festival. (Image: Albawabhnews.com)
09:50 GMT
Nadia al Jundi totes embarrassed herself at the Alexandria International Film Festival, thanks to the seriously revealing dress she was wearing!
A wounded Syrian child awaits treatment at a makeshift hospital after all of her family was killed in Douma, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:35 GMT
The UNHCR has urged the international community to recognize the rights of millions of undocumented and stateless people.

September 15, 2014

The Cairo International Film Festival will be held at the Cairo Opera House 9-18 November, 2014. (Image: Al Ahram)
06:11 GMT
The organisers of the 36th Cairo International Film Festival, scheduled to be held between 9 and 18 November, share their plans to revamp the state-run event.
Egypt's trade balance deficit dropped to LE9.09 billion ($1.27 billion) in June 2014, the state-run statistical body CAPMAS reported Monday.
05:55 GMT
The figure represents a 63.5 percent decrease compared to the same month in 2013, when the deficit stood at LE24.88 billion ($3.48 billion).

September 14, 2014

The symbol of  Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which Egypt classified as a terrorist organization in April (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT
An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.
Amr Diab was ditched for Ramy Ayach at Shams' big day.
18:13 GMT
Hmm, why the eleventh hour wedding singer switcheroo on Sham's big day?!
Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has demanded the renewal of Interpol’s red notices against Brotherhood members residing in Qatar and Turkey (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT
Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.
Maryhane confirmed that her sis is officially a wifey! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT
The suspension is over! Egyptian actress Ruby's sister Maryhane has opened up to reveal that the rumors are true: Ruby is married!
U.S. Secretary John Kerry meets with Sisi in the presidential palace, September 13, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:43 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the international coalition needs to combat all terrorist groups, not only IS, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
07:45 GMT
Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.

September 13, 2014

A group of 15 journalists released a statement Saturday saying they would start a sit-in at the Press Syndicate and hunger strike until Monday. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.

September 12, 2014

Although many leaving comments on the page have emphasised the company’s usefulness in cutting down wasted time, others are Although many leaving comments on the page have emphasised the company’s usefulness in cutting down wasted time, others are worried about its legality.

 about its legality.
20:48 GMT
The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

September 11, 2014

Abdel Nour said the government has begun taking concrete steps to address the current energy crisis in Egypt.
22:49 GMT
This came during an expanded meeting held by Abdel Nour with a delegation from the US State Department.
Mohammad Subhi should be back at his acting best before long. (Image: Wikipedia)
08:00 GMT
Intense pain sent Egyptian actor Mohammad Subhi to the hospital where ended up going under the knife for his heart.

September 10, 2014

The report also expects no near-term International Monetary Fund (IMF) engagement with Egypt.
16:31 GMT
Sufficient aid will be available to Egypt through external bilateral assistance from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to a Thursday report by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Hisham Abbas revealed that he is trying to convince famous Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo to star in the film with him to support him.
10:24 GMT
Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas will star in his first film directed by Yasser Zayed and is seeking a certain belly dancer to star alongside him.
Khaled Salim, normally so happy, burst into tears when he remembered the legendary Algerian singer Wardah (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:29 GMT
Egyptian singer Khaled Salim cried upon remembering the late Algerian singer Wardah.
Hannan Turk remarried, and now her ex husband Khaled Khatab has too! (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:23 GMT
After several failed attempts to win his ex-wife Hannan Turk back, Khaled Khatab has moved on and married a younger woman.
Egyptians expressed dissatisfaction with ongoing power outages. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT
Egyptians held multiple protests across the country to voice their displeasure over Egypt's economy.
Eskenderella performing at El Genaina theater. (Image: Facebook)
07:05 GMT
Revolutionary artists Eskenderella have released their very first album called Safha Gedida (A New Page).

September 9, 2014

Married after all? Ruby denies media marriage claims. (Image: Facebook)
16:50 GMT
In an "I said," "the media said," Egyptian singer and actress Ruby denies marriage claims.
Adel Imam has two reasons to smile. (Image courtesy of www.zimbio.com)
10:53 GMT
Next year's holy month will have us feasting our eyes on Adel Imam in not one but two dramas!
Nour El Sherif speaks up about his health at last.
08:55 GMT
Egyptian actor Nour El Sharif has had some serious health issues, but he's remain zipped lipped about it until his recent interview on the talk show "Inta Hur" (You are Free).
Amr Diab's latest album (Shuft Al Ayam) is due out September 20 (Image: FB)
05:32 GMT
Egyptian superstar's stray solo track-- a dedication to his daughter -- finds its way on the internet ahead of the official album release date causing a ripple across the musical Mediterranean mainstream.
In June 2014, the balance sheets of Bank Audi showed that 45 percent of the assets were abroad while the rest were in Lebanon and 43 percent of the total deposits were from abroad while the rest were in Lebanon.
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“Provided there is a political transition in Syria followed by a reconstruction drive, Bank Audi will be among the first to grab this opportunity,” he added.

September 8, 2014

The seven pro-democracy protesters are hunger striking on the premises of National Council for Human Rights in Cairo (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT
Seven activists, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, have started a hunger strike in the premises of a state-appointed rights watchdog.
Seeking Nabila Obeid-- brought to you by Rotana
17:59 GMT
Rotana brings us a new talent show - 'seeking Nabila Obeid.'
Daila Al Buhairi leads Egypt into the latest reality race show with
16:56 GMT
Brace yourself, or even steel yourself for the latest MBC talent show this season -- it's "Qawi Qalbak" (Fortify your heart! Grit your teeth)