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May 27, 2016

Mohamed Salah
17:59 GMT
Even before Ahly’s huge win, the Italian club suggested they could be searching for one more Egyptian standout,  Alaa Abdel-Ghani reports
Puyol riding a camel at the Giza pyramids (photo: Al-Ahram)
17:49 GMT
The Spanish football player was given a tour of the not-yet-open Grand Egyptian Museum
Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:00 GMT
Receiving the emergency locator signal from the wreckage is a big breakthrough in the search for the plane's two black box recorders.

May 26, 2016

Ibrahim Hamato
17:53 GMT
Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something? And that “something” is out of your league and will forever be...
The first promotional poster for Ramez Galal's upcoming TV prank show "Ramez Plays with Fire" is here! (Bitajarod)
14:16 GMT
The first promotional poster for Ramez Galal's upcoming TV prank show "Ramez Plays with Fire" is here!
Egyptian journalists take part in a candle light vigil in memory of EgyptAir MS804 victims in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo on May 24, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed el-Shahed)
14:00 GMT
Investigators are working against the clock to recover the plane's black boxes, which will cease to emit a signal after about 30 days.
A foreign ministry spokesman said the Swiss government had blocked about $650 million in the case of Egypt, and $61 million in the case of Tunisia. (Twitter)
13:26 GMT
A new law allowing Swiss authorities to seize and return illicitly-acquired funds from Swiss banks will come into effect in July.
The merger negotiations between CBC and AlNahar lasted nine months. (Scoop Empire)
10:19 GMT
After nine months of intense negotiations the two major networks will create an umbrella holding company with global aspirations.
The time and place of MS804's disappearance coincided with international training exercises (AFP / File)
10:13 GMT
The time and place of MS804's disappearance coincided with international training exercises
Naked selfies weren't quite enough, now the Egyptian artist is making videos. (File photo)
09:59 GMT
Naked selfies weren't quite enough, now the Egyptian artist is making videos.
Egyptian security forces are seen on patrol in Sinai. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The offensive comes days after Daesh carried out multiple attacks against police officers across Egypt.
The development will include 2 square kilometres of residential units and create more than 200,000 jobs.  (Ventures on Site)
06:00 GMT
The joint venture between Mountain View-Sisban and Egypt's Ministry of Housing is one of the first major projects in Egypt based on a public-private partnership.
Egyptians protest a controversial deal to give two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia on Friday in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
More than 150 protesters have been given prison sentences since the beginning of May, 47 of whom are now on hunger strike.

May 25, 2016

Raneem Al Welily (photo: @RaneemElWelily)
19:55 GMT
Egyptain sympathetic with tired rival after posting straight-set win in PSA Dubai World Series Finals
Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic says that Salah 'speaks about Egypt all the time'
19:32 GMT
Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic says that Salah 'speaks about Egypt all the time'
CAF Champions League logo
15:26 GMT
Enyimba FC of Aba will take on the five-time African champions Zamalek in the group stage of the CAF Champions League having been drawn together in Group B.
Time flies: The cast of Layali El Helmeya in a 2004 poster. (YouTube)
12:00 GMT
The legendary show is returning to our screens this Ramadan - here are some of the cast, then and now.

May 24, 2016

Egypt national football team (photo: kooora)
16:21 GMT
Egypt need to avoid a loss by 4 points in their upcoming clash against Tanzania to secure a place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
The 'Eshtebak' crew at Cannes. (File photo)
14:22 GMT
After applause at Cannes, 'Eshtebak' director slammed in Cairo.
Replicas of King Tut at Premier Exhibitions Fifth Avenue in New York, November 23, 2015 (AFP)
13:55 GMT
Israel seeks to improve ties with Sisi's Egypt by returning stolen mummy covers to the country
An EgyptAir plane seen on the tarmac. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The assessment is based on the small size of human remains found, although no traces of explosives have been detected yet.
EgyptAir employees arrive to the in-Flight services hall at Cairo airport on May 19, 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
07:00 GMT
Egyptian and Greek officials continue to make contradictory statements as the search for the missing plane continues.

May 23, 2016

Sherine Abdel Wahab, Assala and Ahlam support the airline following the last week's mysterious crash. (egyptianstreets.com)
13:48 GMT
Sherine Abdel Wahab, Assala and Ahlam support the airline following the last week's mysterious crash.
Tamer Hosny said they should go to rehab and they said yes, yes, yes! (Facebook)
12:22 GMT
Tamer Hosny said they should go to rehab and they said yes, yes, yes!
Relatives of the passengers killed in the EgyptAir crash attend a mourning service on May 22. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
11:36 GMT
The Egyptian air control center denied earlier media reports of contact with the crashed EgyptAir MS804 flight.
Thomas Cook said more holidaymakers are spurning Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia, heading instead for the western Mediterranean, particularly Spain. (File photo)
11:28 GMT
Shares in one of the UK's biggest travel firms fell 19 percent after the EgyptAir crash and amid skittish sentiment over insecurity in once-popular destinations.

May 22, 2016

Egyptian protests chanting slogans against the transfer of two Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
20:00 GMT
At least 21 detainees have joined a full hunger strike at Giza Central Prison to protest their five-year prison terms.
EFA's boss resigns after warning from FIFA that Egypt could be suspended from international football due to 'government interference' (photo: Ahram Ryadi)
17:22 GMT
EFA's boss resigns after warning from FIFA that Egypt could be suspended from international football due to 'government interference'
Huge hunt for wreckage of EgyptAir MS804 in Mediterranean ongoing. (Twitter)
16:00 GMT
The submarine, operated by the Oil Ministry, was dispatched earlier on Sunday to the Mediterranean Sea where the Airbus A320 had crashed.
Moqadem refused to comment on reports about warnings purportedly sent from the plane about smoke detected on board. (Facebook/Egyptian military)
13:00 GMT
Ayman al-Moqadem, the head of Egypt's Air Accidents Investigation department, was quoted in Ahram as saying that the report will present all data gathered by the date of its publication.
Officials from Russia (L) and Egypt (R) sign an agreement to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) in November 2015. (Facebook)
12:00 GMT
Egypt's President Sisi approved a $25 bln loan from Russia for the Dabaa nuclear power plant, the largest Russian-Egyptian project since the Aswan Dam.
An Egyptian military checkpoint in Sinai. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Daesh militants have been targeting Egyptian police officers in a series of attacks in Sinai and south Cairo.
There was almost a 24-hour time lapse between the first instance of reporting on the aeroplane’s disappearance and the Egyptian authorities announcing that it had crashed, despite statements early on by other governments that the plane had gone down into the sea. (AFP/Thomas Samson)
10:50 GMT
As the world expresses its shock over missing EgyptAir flight MS804, personal stories of the Egyptian victims have begun to emerge.
Images of debris collected from the wreckage were published by the Egyptian Army. (Facebook/Egyptian military)
09:30 GMT
The BEA spokeswoman told dpa that smoke was detected in a forward lavatory, according to the information sent via ACARS, or Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, which transmits short condition updates to ground stations by radio or via satellite.
This is what Egyptian belly dancer and actress Fifi Abdo would look like if she were on the Game of Thrones. (Scoop Empire)
09:24 GMT
This is what Egyptian belly dancer and actress Fifi Abdo would look like if she were on the Game of Thrones.
Images of debris believed to be from the lost EgyptAir flight from Paris were released on the official Facebook page for Egypt's military spokesman of the Armed Forces. (Facebook)
05:29 GMT
Investors have panicked at the prospect of EgyptAir MS804 being brought down by a terrorist attack, and the negative impact on Egypt's tourism industry and economy.
A file photo of Egyptian military vehicles rolling through a major street in Sinai. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian military conducted "Operation Martyr's Right Three" in Sinai, killing 51 militants and destroying multiple hideouts.

May 21, 2016

Ahly team
20:49 GMT
Ahly star Moemen Zakariya expressed his absolute elation at the club’s first win against Italian club AS Roma since 2002 on Friday afternoon.
An EgyptAir plane, but not the same one that disappeared over the Mediterranean Thursday morning. (credit: AFP)
09:33 GMT
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar early Thursday morning. Here's what we know so far.
EgyptAir planes wait on the tarmac at Cairo International Airport on May 19 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:57 GMT
Leaked data reveals that smoke alarms went off aboard the missing EgyptAir flight for three minutes before losing contact.

May 20, 2016

A file photo of an EgyptAir plane on the tarmac. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT
Egyptian military has found debris and belongings from the missing EgyptAir flight.
EgyptAir A320 went missing over the Aegean Sea on Thursday morning. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
No wreckage has been found matching the missing EgyptAir flight, despite earlier reports.

May 19, 2016

EgyptAir planes are seen on the tarmac at Cairo international airport on May 19, 2016 after an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on with 66 people on board, prompting an investigation into whether it was mechanical failure or a bomb. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
18:00 GMT
Greek officials said the debris was found about 230 miles south of the Greek island of Crete.
Luciano Spalletti
17:25 GMT
Roma's coach prepares for Ahly friendly as official game to save the team's reputation
Yara Shalaby
15:45 GMT
When Yara Shalaby got lost in the desert during her first race, she felt she had handed victory to all those who had mocked her decision to become Egypt's first woman rally driver.
Mohamed Elneny (source: @arsenal)
15:25 GMT
A Swiss spell with Basel was vital in helping Mohamed Elneny quickly adapt to life in the English Premier League after sealing a dream move to Arsenal, the Egyptian midfielder said on Wednesday.
Oman beach soccer team (source: beachsoccer.com)
15:04 GMT
Asian champion Oman will take part in the fourth edition of the International Beach Soccer Championship that will be held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from May 27-June 1.
Workers at the Leviathan gas field. (Noble Energy)
14:40 GMT
Egypt had planned an appeal against the arbitrated ruling to pay Israel $1.7B compensation for disrupted gas supply, but a reported reduction may kickstart the gas deal.
Family members of passengers who were flying aboard an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo overnight get ready to be transported by bus to a gathering point at Cairo airport on May 19, 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
14:00 GMT
So far nothing has been found in a sea search.
An EGYPTAIR jet (AFP)
13:58 GMT
EGYPTAIR calls on media to stop publishing unconfirmed information as airline tries to determine cause of flight MS840's crash off the coast of Greece
A screenshot from the unverified video alleging to show a ball of fire in the sky over Greece around the time that EgyptAir MS804 went missing. (credit: YouTube/Rocking Joint)
12:19 GMT
An unverified video may show EgyptAir flight MS804 on fire as it careened through the night sky near Greece early Thursday morning.
Korean cars topped sales in the second-hand market, acquiring 50% of sales, followed by Japanese cars with 30% of sales. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
A shortage in supply of new and used cars coupled with increased demand has led to skyrocketing prices in the second-hand car market.
Hepta features a star-studded cast that includes Hany Adel and singer-actress Anoushka. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Hadi El Bagoury's 'Hepta: The Last Lecture' has become the highest-earning romantic film in Egyptian cinematic history in the three weeks since its release.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said nothing can be ruled out regarding the possible cause of the crash. (Twitter)
08:43 GMT
The Airbus A320 was flying at 37,000 feet (11,300 meters) when it went missing over the eastern Mediterranean, 10 miles into the Egyptian airspace.
The Dutch company Shell acquired all assets and concessions of BG in February 2016.  (Shell)
08:00 GMT
The 30 percent downpayment will be made in exchange for resuming work in the Mediterranean, to be completed by end 2018.
John Kerry is greeted by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the Egypt Economic Development. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT
The US top diplomat discussed a range of regional issues with al-Sissi during his brief visit to Cairo, officials from the two sides said, including the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Libya.
Egyptian officials have already sent out search and rescue teams. (File photo)
05:32 GMT
EgyptAir flight MS804 departed Paris Charles De Gaulle last night and disappeared off the radar in Egyptian airspace shortly before it was due to land.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Kerry’s Cairo visit, Sisi’s speech and attempts by Netanyahu to bring the Labor party into the coalition fueled speculation that a behind-the scenes US-Egyptian initiative might be in the works.

May 18, 2016

Egyptian soliders at a guard post in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
A security sweep in North Sinai resulted in 21 arrests for intimidation, thuggery, and prison break.
Supporters of Egyptian president al-Sisi protest in Cairo on November 4th, 2013 (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled)
09:27 GMT
Egyptian photojournalist launches crowdfunding campaign to replace equipment confiscated by security forces
Users on social media called for stopping Adam's show, which airs on El-Hayat TV channel. (YouTube)
06:22 GMT
Users on social media called for stopping Adam's show, which airs on El-Hayat TV channel.

May 17, 2016

Ahly Jeddah winger Mohamed Abdel-Shafi rejoins the Pharaohs after missing Nigeria matches with a knee injury (source: yallakora.com)
18:11 GMT
Ahly Jeddah winger Mohamed Abdel-Shafi rejoins the Pharaohs after missing Nigeria matches with a knee injury
Sam Esmail's Mr. Robot returns for a second season this July. (File photo)
14:34 GMT
Sam Esmail's Mr. Robot returns for a second season this July.
In September 2014, an urgent matters court ordered the confiscation of the Muslim Brotherhood's capital and dissolving any organisations affiliated with it. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Public prosecution previously referred 40 defendants to court on charges of belonging to a "terrorist organisation," breaking the protest law, and possession of "weapons and fire games with the intention of killing civilians, halting traffic, cutting off roads, resisting authorities, and destroying private and public facilities."
Adel Imam made much more this year than he has in the past three years. (File photo)
13:45 GMT
Care to know how much Egyptian actors are making this Ramadan?
In December, the Health Ministry's tally showed 189 drugs were in short supply but had available substitutes and a further 43 drugs were in short supply with no substitute. (Shutterstock)
11:47 GMT
Egypt's health ministry is coordinating with the supplies and military production ministries to ensure essential drugs are on the shelves.
The 21-year-old model looked fabulous in a black and white ensemble. (Instagram)
07:44 GMT
The 21-year-old model looked fabulous in a black and white ensemble.

May 16, 2016

Protests to free Egypt's political prisoners in Egypt (Gianluigi Guerci)
17:47 GMT
Conditions in prisons are dangerously hot
Kareem El Sobky's fairytale wedding gives us serious lifestyle envy. (cairoportal.com)
16:05 GMT
In your dreams! Kareem El Sobky's fairytale wedding gives us serious lifestyle envy.
Raneem Al Welily
15:24 GMT
The top eight male and female squash players will arrive in Dubai next week ahead of the season-ending Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Series Finals, which will be held at Burj Park in Dubai Downtown from May 24 to 28.
Given the current budget deficit, the government is expected to continue with a number of reform measures, bearing political risks, so as to reduce expenses according to S&P.  (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Standard and Poor's predicts Egypt's currency shortage problems to worsen due to dwindling Gulf aid, soaring debt and the country's 'social fragility'.
The earthquake shook parts of Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. (Shutterstock)
07:47 GMT
A magnitude 5 earthquake shook Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.
The Egyptian midfielder believes the Pharaohs will reach the 2018 World Cup because of the team's talented players
07:02 GMT
The Egyptian midfielder believes the Pharaohs will reach the 2018 World Cup because of the team's talented players
Yehia Kalash, head of Egyptian press syndicate, speaks during a news conference on World Press Freedom Day at the syndicate's headquarters in downtown Cairo May 3, 2016. (Twitter/Ahram)
06:00 GMT
The ongoing clash between the syndicate and the ministry started after police stormed the syndicate headquarters on 1 May to arrest two journalists on charges including inciting the public to violence and plotting to overthrow the regime.
The statement quoted Abu Hashima as saying that the channel's acquisition "comes in recognition of the role played by the Egyptian media." (Pinterest)
06:00 GMT
Egyptians' Media Company announced that the acquisition of the satellite channel is the "first step" among many media-related projects that will be announced successively.

May 15, 2016

File picture shows an Egyptian miltary convoy in the North Sinai provincial capital El-Arish. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Security forces are battling a decade-long Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai, which spiked in 2013.
A number of EgyptAir pilots had announced on Wednesday that they were on strike to demand higher pay and improved working conditions. (Wikimedia Commons)
13:30 GMT
The go-slow had resulted in delayed and cancelled flights over the last five days.
Fatota Wa Samoura, which was revived last year, will also star actor Amr Abd El Aziz alongside Samir Ghanem. (Wikipedia)
13:26 GMT
TV classics such as The Nights of Helmiya, Essam and the Lantern and Samir Ghanem's Fatota Wa Samoura will be back on our screens during Ramadan!
The move aims to bridge the Arab world and talent agencies in the USA. (Facebook)
12:20 GMT
The move aims to bridge the Arab world and talent agencies in the USA.
Egyptian actor Hany Adel (L) takes a selfie on the red carpet with cast members ahead of the screening of the film "Eshtebak" (Clash) during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. (Facebook)
10:21 GMT
After opening ‘Un Certain Regard’ at Cannes, ‘Eshtebak’ receives international standing ovation.
Can you make Egypt's drug-using problem go away? If the answer is yes, there's money waiting for you in the bank. (YouTube)
09:30 GMT
Can you make Egypt's drug-using problem go away? If the answer is yes, there's money waiting for you in the bank.
Egyptians protest a controversial deal to give two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia on Friday in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
09:08 GMT
Hundreds of police officers were deployed in central Cairo on April 25 to quell protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over Tiran and Sanafir islands.
Mohamed Salah
06:45 GMT
Egypt's Mohamed Salah capped a successful season by scoring his 14th Serie A goal for AS Roma as they finished third with a 3-1 victory over AC Milan in the final matchday on Saturday.
According to a leaked document, coliform bacteria was found in samples of Nestle Pure Life and Baraka Water bottled water. (Nestle Pure Life)
06:31 GMT
Bacteria allegedly found in leading brands Nestle Pure Life, Baraka Water and Aquafina bottled water in Egypt made them “unfit for human consumption.”
Egyptians protest crackdown on journalistic freedom. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Both journalists are reported to face the charges of spreading false news, "inciting the public", and plotting to overthrow the regime.

May 14, 2016

Mohamed Abou Treika
19:44 GMT
Egypt's iconic midfielder appears to have made no decision yet on what direction to take post-retirement