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Deadly clashes between Egyptian forces and militants have continued in the aftermath of the attack. (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
No less than 70 militants were killed in North Sinai by Egyptian security forces over the past 48 hours following a deadly attack by the Islamic State-affiliated Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis on the city of Sheikh Zuwied.
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai made the statements an the al-Jazeera news network. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Officials from the IDF said they had evidence linking Hamas to the Daesh-affiliate group that attacked Egyptian soldiers on Wednesday.

July 2, 2015

Al-Ahly squad
22:53 GMT
The long historical conflict between Al-Ahly and Zamalek football clubs, whether over local or continental tournaments, or even in other games, is still ongoing.
Hisham Barakat was dies after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo on Monday. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT
Acting Prosecutor-General Ali Omran has issued a media gag order that will apply to audio, video, and print media, as well as internet sites.
Amr Diab's all about diversification! (Dream Box Sat)
14:30 GMT
Amr Diab ads everywhere - is it a case of too much of a good thing?
Egyptian troops patrol a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014. (AFP/File Mohamed el-Sherbeny)
14:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces continued to pound militant targets in the north Sinai region following Wednesday's coordinated attack of checkpoints by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
The currency is at its lowest level since auctions began in December 2012. (AFP/File)
12:10 GMT
The currency is at its lowest level since auctions began in December 2012.
Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard as people gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
12:00 GMT
Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Montaser claimed the nine Muslim Brotherhood members killed by Egyptian police on Wednesday were unarmed.
The many faces and talents of Haifa Wehbe. (Instagram/Haifa Wehbe)
12:00 GMT
Forget Assala, Haifa's performance in the Ramadan tv series 'Mariam' has been winning her acclaim online.
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai.
Mona Hala, it's behiiiind you! (IMDB)
10:30 GMT
Wriggle out of this one! Mona Hala's followers think someone's too close for comfort in her latest Instagram post.
Members of Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, hold weapons as they stand on a vehicle during a march in Gaza City on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
09:00 GMT
Following Daesh's brutal assault against Egyptian forces in the Sinai, which killed more than 70 people, Hamas forces have been deployed to reinforce the Egyptian border.
Egyptian actress Simone likes playing the role of a commoner. (El Hawanem)
07:00 GMT
Egyptian actress Simone likes playing the role of a commoner.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the budget on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:11 GMT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the budget on Wednesday.
Mohamed Salah
04:22 GMT
Club president Andrea Della Valle says negotiations have reached a crucial juncture as they attempt to make the winger's move permanent

July 1, 2015

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on several Egyptian checkpoints in North Sinai on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT
No fewer than 100 militants were killed by security forces in North Sinai on Wednesday, while 17 from the army were killed.
Egyptian security forces conducted a raid on a headquarters militants were using to hide. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT
Thirteen "terrorists" were killed by Egyptian security forces after a gunfire exchange in Cairo's October 6 suburb on Wednesday.
An Egyptian man walks at the site of a bomb attack that targeted the convoy of Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after the powerful explosion hit his convoy, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
17:00 GMT
Militants attacked numerous military checkpoints in the Sinai in the latest wave of violence.
Egyptian F-16s have been deployed to counter the attack by Daesh-affiliated militants in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
16:38 GMT
After some 60 soldiers killed in coordinated assault, Egyptian air force pounds Daesh positions in restive Sinai Peninsula.
Ahmed Ezz is the biological father of Zeina's twins, but he still insists that it's all lies. (File photo)
16:14 GMT
Ahmed Ezz is the biological father of Zeina's twins, but he still insists that it's all lies.
The army said five checkpoints were attacked by about 70 militants and that soldiers had destroyed three land-cruisers fitted with anti-aircraft guns. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
Israel closed the Niztana and Kerem Shalom border crossings Wednesday following militant attacks in Egypt's North Sinai
Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring. (Rolexmentorprotege.com)
15:28 GMT
Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring.
Fierce clashes are ongoing between the Egyptian military and Daesh militants in Egypt's Sheikh Zuweid. (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
Colonel Mohamed Soliman spoke over the phone with Daily News Egypt from inside Sheikh Zuweid police station.
The cast includes seven A-list stars who have never worked together before. (Daily News Egypt)
12:44 GMT
The resemblance of Al-Ahd (The Covenant) to the iconic HBO series as well as its A-list cast make this Ramadan show compulsive viewing!
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday more than 60 soldiers were killed. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday at least 70 soldiers were killed.
A photo shows a bullet hole on a window in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 29, 2015, where a deadly attack took place the previous week. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
11:10 GMT
A troubling week of attacks across the Middle East and France show terrorism is spreading like wild fire.
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood! (Zimbio)
08:42 GMT
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood!
Khalil also performed in Cairo in 2012. (Google+)
05:30 GMT
Oumeima Khalil, accompanied by her musician husband Hani Siblini, is taking part in The Hayy Festival at AU, Downtown Cairo.
Fiorentina squad
02:31 GMT
Why Salah is the only star that Fiorentina should spend their money on this summer

June 30, 2015

An earlier explosion from a car bomb on Monday killed Egypt's general prosecutor. (AFP/File)
18:37 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated near a police station in Cairo's 6 October city.
Egyptians attend the funeral of Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after a powerful explosion hit his convoy yesterday, at the Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi Mosque in the capital Cairo on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
16:00 GMT
Egypt's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat died after succumbing to injuries sustained when his motorcade was bombed.
US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank. (YouTube)
13:46 GMT
US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank.
The Sadat station in Cairo was closed only two weeks after it was reopened. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The station was closed only two weeks after it was reopened.
Ehab Tawfik's doctor has ordered him to rest in bed until he is healthy again. (File photo)
08:55 GMT
Ehab Tawfik's doctor has ordered him to rest in bed until he is healthy again.
The hoax involved 'Israeli' helicopters, uniformed officers and mock Israeli army base. (File photo)
08:30 GMT
The Syrian actor was 'kidnapped' from a cruise by 'Israeli forces' and interrogated at gunpoint, in the latest hoax stunt on Egyptian TV.
Benali last performed in Egypt in March of this year. (Cairo Scene)
06:30 GMT
The East-West fusion singer brings her magical mix of music back again to Cairo!

June 29, 2015

Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year. (AFP/Abdelhak Senna)
20:56 GMT
Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year.
In recent years, Sinai has become a hotbed for militant activity. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT
An explosion targeted a truck in North Sinai on Monday, killing the director general for the North Sinai General Authority for Roads and Bridges and two other engineers, police sources said.
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014.
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month.
Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouk)
14:50 GMT
Egypt's Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat, has died following a bomb attack on his vehicle early Monday.
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. (Image: YOUM7/Hossam Atef)
12:40 GMT
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was injured when a bomb exploded behind a military academy in Heliopolis.
The fence is seen along the Israel-Egypt border 12 miles north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The fence running from the Gaza Strip to Eliat will be extended by 18 miles to the Jordanian border.
Sorry, Safinaz, you can't be an Egyptian citizen just yet! (Aladdwaa.com)
09:52 GMT
Armenian belly dancer Safinaz married an Egyptian man in the hopes of granting herself the Egyptian residency.
One of the few times that Neshan was not cool and collected! (Screenshot)
07:30 GMT
Grace under pressure? Here are the best clips of pranked celebs getting their revenge on Ramez Galal, the old fashioned way.
Egyptians walk at the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
The reported arrest of 25 individuals for eating in public during Ramadan fasting hours has rekindled the argument in Egypt about Ramadan fasting laws.

June 28, 2015

The traditional Silk Route extended 4000km across an extensive transcontinental network. (Wikimedia Commons)
18:42 GMT
Egypt officially joins the trade union as part of comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes some $500M of Chinese investment in Egypt.
And now Miss Seeb Eidy she's behind bars for a year! (File photo)
14:38 GMT
Salma al-Fouly, who shot to fame as the "Seeb Eidy" singer, is now behind bars. How will prison treat her?
Haifa and Ghada - unwholesome entertainment for Ramadan? (Albawaba edit/file)
11:00 GMT
Judging by what's on our screens this Ramadan, Egyptian TV considers blasphemy a sport!
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins. (File photot)
09:56 GMT
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins.
Will Dalia face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS? (Assawsana.com)
09:36 GMT
Will Dalia al Buhairi face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS?
The scary moment Paris thought her plane was about to crash. (YouTube)
08:37 GMT
Ramez Galal's plane crash prank sends Paris Hilton crashing with fear!
'Haq Mayet' depicts a war of words between the Interior Ministry and a TV program over a murder. (Al-Arab 24)
08:00 GMT
Art imitates life in 'Haq Mayet', which shows the struggle between the media and the Interior Ministry.

June 27, 2015

Mohamed Salah
18:40 GMT
The Serie A side are hoping to retain the Egyptian's services and the director believes the player will agree to remain at the club
The earthquake hit most of Egypt's north and could be felt in Cairo. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An earthquake which hit most of Egypt's north on Saturday registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
The Ramadan series was produced with tech teams who worked on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (Instagram)
17:00 GMT
The Lebanese actress is now contracted to the series that will run over the next four years!
An Egyptian riot policeman detains a female student of al-Azhar University during a protest by students who support the Muslim Brotherhood inside their campus in Cairo on December 30, 2013 (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
14:00 GMT
Egypt has lashed out at a U.S. report criticizing its human rights record, saying that the report included “misinformation and exaggerations.”
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
07:06 GMT
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
DJ Paul van Dyk closed Formula One in Bahrain with an electrifying stint earlier this year. (EDM Life)
07:02 GMT
Grammy-winning German DJ's "The Politics of Dancing 3" banned for including collaborations with Israeli DJs.
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement.

June 26, 2015

The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan.
Jailed Egyptian journalists await sentencing by Egypt's military tribunal. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday said Egyptian authorities are exploiting national security concerns to put restrictions on press freedoms.

June 25, 2015

Palestinians wait to cross the border at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. (AFP/File)
16:55 GMT
Over a thousand Palestinians entered Gaza from Egypt during the three days Rafah was opened.
Madjid Bougherra is a very good sport! (Screenshot/AFP)
07:54 GMT
Extreme TV: Algerian footballer Madjid Bougherra is taken hostage and awaits a beheading in TV prank similar to one done by Ramez Galal.
Young Egyptian protesters hold up the Rabaa sign, associated with support for the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Fifty-four Egyptians on Wednesday were sentenced in absentia by a military tribunal to 15 years in prison.
El Beheiry received a five-year sentence last month. (The Cairo Post)
04:49 GMT
Egypt's Sunni authority of Al-Azhar accused Islam El Beheiry of denigrating Islam and Islamic heritage.

June 24, 2015

Yousra talks to Hisham in the Vodafone TV commercial. (YouTube)
15:14 GMT
After much persuasion, Egyptian starlet Yousra's hubby agreed to appear in Vodafone's TV commercial with her.
Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour speaks at a press conference upon arrival at Hamad Airport early June 24, 2015 in Doha. (AFP/Faisal al-Tamimi)
12:30 GMT
Journalist Ahmed Mansour, who was detained in Berlin and set free two days later, denounced the 'dictatorship regime in' while speaking at a press event.
A Palestinian child stands next to a bag as he waits to cross to Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on June 23, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
11:00 GMT
Rafah border-crossing opened Tuesday and will remain open until Thursday. Upon opening 458 crossed into Egypt, while 79 people headed for the besieged Gaza strip.
Egypt's total exports dropped $2 billion from last year. (Shutterstock)
09:41 GMT
Increase is aimed at boosting prospects for Egyptian products abroad.
Bisco Misr owns over 20 production lines for its three baking factories in Cairo and Alexandria. (Behance.net)
06:38 GMT
Shareholders approved of decision to delist one of the country's main providers of baked goods and confectionery.

June 23, 2015

Nelly Karim stars in the thrilling drama "Under Control." (YouTube)
21:35 GMT
Mariam Naoum, the writer of the Ramadan TV series “Under Control,” says State television will lose if any of her scenes are deleted.
Dhafer has also appeared in Sex in the City 2 and UK dramas Spooks and The Whistleblowers. (Dhafer L'Abidine)
16:19 GMT
The Tunisian actor is in not one, but three Ramadan TV series and waxes lyrical about the development of Egyptian drama.
Mohamed Salah
15:01 GMT
The Italian side hope that the Egyptian attacker will stay for a second season on loan, but says he is yet to discuss his situation with new coach Paulo Sousa
Myriam will be rocking Egypt this Eid El-Fitr. (Style of Arabia)
12:00 GMT
Lebanese diva Myriam Fares is set to perform in Egypt this Eid El-Fitr.
Between June 2013 and December 2014 at least 2,500 people were killed in Sisi's war on terror. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT
What has Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's war on terrorism accomplished, and how do Sinai residents feel about the seemingly endless assault?
The new trench is 20 meters deep and 10 meters wide and is located 2kms from the border with Gaza. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
New trench is part of new infrastructure along buffer zone under construction along the border near Rafah.
Under Israeli law, tax breaks apply towards import only and not export of gas. (Shutterstock)
07:41 GMT
Tamar partnerships are requesting tax relief to help pay for construction previously thought to be covered by Spanish company Union Fenosa.
A military checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Sixteen suspected militants were shot an killed outside a mosque in Sheikh Zuweid while the rest were killed while driving.
Salah wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan
00:45 GMT
Salah wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan
Mohamed Salah
00:40 GMT
Inter Milan are set to splash the cash to sign Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah this summer

June 22, 2015

Imam said that he respects all political forces, including the left wing, but everyone is free to say what he wants. (File photo)
18:43 GMT
Adel Imam’s Ramadan TV series character slammed by Leftists.
Egyptian navy vessels patrol off the coast of the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Feb. 17, 2011. (AFP/Marco Longari)
15:54 GMT
The US embassy said the two vessels worth more than $1 billion would help Egypt fight its "maritime surface threats."
Mansour was detained on Saturday in Berlin ahead of boarding a flight to Doha. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT
Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour was been released from German custody, the Qatari network reported.
A total of 141 suspected militants have been killed in North Sinai in the month of May. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The homes of two policemen were bombed by militants, injuring three officers and five civilians. It is suspected a dozen people were killed in the blast.
Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 21, 2015. (AFP/STR)
11:02 GMT
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and ten Muslim Brotherhood officials are accused of spying and leaking classified documents to Qatar.
Ola Ghanem loves President Sisi more every day. (Facebook)
10:34 GMT
The Egyptian actress says "25 January is the revolution of beggars and thugs".
After the Night theatre play. (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)
07:40 GMT
Cairo and Alexandria brace for a rich cultural week that will include Ramadan evenings in the unique setting of Fatimid Cairo, World Music Day celebrations, concerts by Egyptian and regional musicians, theatre plays and more.
Hazem Ahdi Khairat (Screenshot)
06:00 GMT
Egypt on Sunday appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012, signalling an improvement in relations between the two countries.
Food consumption rises by 70 percent during Ramadan. (Shutterstock)
05:08 GMT
With a heavy spend on Ramadan ads, TV dramas, and high price items, has the Holy Month become a month of overindulgence?

June 21, 2015

An Egyptian army soldier walks by a street cleaner behind a barbed wire checkpoint on a street that leads to Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud mosque. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
19:18 GMT
An Egyptian judge on Sunday agreed to send 152 worker to a disciplinary committee
Egyptian authorities opened Rafah crossing on June 13. It remained open for a week. (AFP/File)
16:12 GMT
Egyptian authorities plan to open its Rafah crossing to Gaza on Tuesday for three days.
Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT
Morsi made an appearance in Egyptian court on Sunday to stand charges of spying for Qatar, his first since being sentenced to death last Tuesday.
Amal in her Egypt Air uniform! (Facebook)
14:21 GMT
Amal Maher dressed up as an air hostess on a flight from Egypt to Lebanon.
Emirati diva Ahlam claims to have found out about Ramez Galal's prank half an hour before filming started! (File photo)
13:18 GMT
Emirati diva Ahlam claims to have found out about Ramez Galal's prank half an hour before filming started!
A man stands between posters with the portrait of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour during a demonstration for his release in front of the local court of Berlin's Tiergarten district, where Mansour is being held in custody, awaiting a judge's decision on his further detention, on June 21, 2015.(AFP/John Macdougall)
12:42 GMT
Ahmed Mansour, a senior Al-Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was arrested at Tegel airport as he was heading to Qatar.
Detained Al Jazeera journalists on trial at an Egyptian court in January 2015.  The journalists, Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohammad Fahmy, and Egyptian Baher Mohammad, were held on charges including spreading false news and aiding a terrorist organization.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
05:00 GMT
Following an international arrest warrant issued by Egyptian authorities, German police arrest Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour at Berlin airport.

June 20, 2015

Military sources said that 141 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai in May. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Heavy shelling by Egyptian security forces in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid on Friday killed 15 suspected militants and injured another 20.