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June 24, 2016

An EgyptAir plane, similar to the one that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian investigators are sending the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes to France for repairs, since no information can be gathered in their current state.

June 23, 2016

The final fight between Harry Potter and Voldemort is one of the most iconic from the film franchise. (
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Watch the video inside.
Egypt national football team
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Egypt's complaint against a special FIFA ranking issued on 8 June rejected by the world governing body
Mohamed Essam El-Din (Photo: Daily News Egypt)
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It takes a lot of guts to take a gap-year during university, especially in Egypt, where maintaining a consistent track-record during one’s education is seen as a necessity for success. But that did not stop Mohamed Essam El-Din from breaking this taboo...
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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“The practice of referring civilians to military prosecution and courts has increased massively since the issuance of law No. 136/2014,” said a member of the activist group ‘No to Military Trials for Civilians’, Sara El-Sherif.
Yahya plays the Devil in the Ramadan TV series 'Wanoos.' (Daily News Egypt)
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The battle between Satan and mankind is eternal, and Yahya keeps it alive in his Ramadan 2016 TV series.
The controversial agreement between Cairo and Riyadh sparked widespread anger in Egypt, leading to several protests. (Twitter)
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On Wednesday a Cairo court annulled the agreement that transferred sovereignty of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
The EgyptAir flight was carrying 66 people on board including 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals when it crashed on May 19 en route from Paris to Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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EgyptAir has announced the $25,000 temporary compensation based on international measures of insurance as an initial tranche, 'untli further procedures can be taken'.

June 22, 2016

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Zamalek are reportedly asking for at least 4 millions euros for Fathi
A protester sits in front of riot policemen during a demonstration on April 15, 2016 in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Security forces arrested the protesters on April 15 at the Press Syndicate. They were charged with protesting without a license, disturbing public peace and inciting protest.
Egypt received $19.7 billion in remittances from its citizens working abroad in 2015, says Fattouh. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Egypt ranked first among Arab countries and seventh internationally in receiving remittances, where it acquired about 40.4% of the total remittances sent to the Arab region.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as controversial as it may be. (Facebook)
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More of her controversial views inside...
Saudi Arabia has so far refrained from commenting on the protests in Egypt surrounding the deal, as well as the court ruling that overturned it. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia has also so far been silent on the public anger and protests in Egypt over the deal.
The announcement by the airline came despite earlier statements by a regional BA official that flights might resume to Sharm El Sheikh in September. (Facebook)
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BA's announcement that it is extending their flight suspension to Sharm El Sheikh 'indefinitely' is the latest blow for the Red Sea resort.
For Schlumberger, the deal follows more than a year of lackluster momentum in the side of the energy sector it services. (Schlumberger)
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The energy giant's OneSubsea subsidiary will help with the fast-track development of the Mediterranean's largest-ever gas discovery.

June 21, 2016

Mohamed Abu Treika
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The Administrative Court canceled on Tuesday a former judicial decision to freeze the funds of Mohamed Abu Treika, a former Al-Ahly player and business partner of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian police officers in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
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A shooting and roadside bomb attack left two Egyptian police conscripts with serious wounds.
Sama continues to try and portray herself as a conservative girl. (Instagram)
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She must be out of her mind!
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Stringer)
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Today's ruling can be appealed at a higher court, and it must also be approved by parliament.
The Idol, a film based on Mohammed Assaf's rise to fame, was co-produced by the UAE and Palestine. (File photo)
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Mohamed Diab's 'Clash', Hala Khalil's 'Nawara', Mai Masri's 3000 Nights, and Hany Abu-Assad’s 'The Idol' are some of the films that will be screened as part of 'Films from the Islamic World' at the German fest.
Each song on Nathalie’s EP, ‘This Is Me,’ was written by her, and the album is in many ways a collection of songs about coming of age. (Facebook)
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She has the voice, looks and charisma of a superstar.
The AfDB is set to loan Egypt a total of $1.5 billion over the course of three years.   (F. Dubessy)
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Egypt has renewed calls for the AfDB to disburse the second tranche of the three-part $1.5B loan before September.
The remains of a car from a suicide bombing in the Libyan city of Misrata. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian and Libyan authorities are investigating the capture of seven Egyptian nationals by unknown militants.

June 20, 2016

Family members of EgyptAir flight MS804 passengers grieve in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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While insurance negotiations continue, EgyptAir is offering $25,000 as temporary compensation to the families of flight MS804 crash victims.
Once the repair work is done, it will be determined if the data from the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder can be easily downloaded. (Twitter)
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The two data recorders were recovered last week. But investigators said Sunday that both had sustained heavy damage.
Essam El-Hadary
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"I'm happy because it's something we've all worked towards, though it's only normal we should qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations...
Egyptian security forces are seen in northern Sinai, where a battle against Daesh-affiliated insurgents is ongoing. (AFP/File)
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Earlier on Sunday another policeman was killed and another injured in a roadside explosion.
Youssra being more fabulous than most Lebanese politics at a recent shoot (YouTube / EnigmamagTV)
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The Egyptian actress appeared to react embarrassingly to a tweet from a Lebanese Minister. But was her response real?
The Egyptian satirist took part in UNHCR's ‘With Refugees’ campaign. (YouTube)
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The Egyptian satirist took part in UNHCR's ‘With Refugees’ campaign.
The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) MV Sirius Star which was captured by Somali pirates in 2008 en route from Saudi Arabia to the United States via the Cape of Good Hope. (Wikipedia)
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Very large crude carriers (VLCCs) transitting the canal from the Arabian Gulf after discharging at the SUMED oil pipeline will be charged $155,000 if they are carrying more than 250,000 in deadweight tonnage.
The Cairo-born singer has played shows in America, Europe and a number of countries in Africa. (File photo)
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The 'Voice of the Arab Spring' returns to the Cairo Opera House Wednesday 29 June as part of the Ramadan program.
This combination of pictures created on June 17, 2016 shows the flight recorder (L) from the EgyptAir plane, that crashed into the Mediterranean and one of the two black boxes, after it was recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean. (Media Center of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/AFP/File)
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The memory units in the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, which were recovered from the sea last week, both suffered "severe damage," the sources said.
Mohammed Morsi, pictured 8 May 2014. (AFP/File)
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The Qatari Foreign Ministry expressed its dismay and outright rejection of Cairo Criminal Court's bringing Qatar into the verdict issued against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

June 19, 2016

Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh Airport. (AFP/File)
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In a statement, the ministry said that the explosion took place as security personnel passed by Al-Hasna- Sadr Hitan road, in the district of Al-Hasna police station.
Egyptian Coptic Christian religious leaders celebrate Christmas in the monastery of Saint Samaan in Cairo on January 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A Coptic pastor was attacked after a rumor spread that another Coptic man intended to turn his house into a new church.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was a cardiac surgeon before appearing as a satirist in a popular television show. (File photo)
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Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was a cardiac surgeon before appearing as a satirist in a popular television show. In this interview, Youssef talks about how social illnesses come in the way of liberation.
The report said that a number of reforms that were carried out in the middle of 2000s led to an increased growth rate in Egypt, but did not limit the soaring unemployment, nor did they provide increased economic opportunities to a large segment of Egyptians. (File photo)
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A new report issued by the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East in Washington DC reviews the economic reform programmes that were launched prior to the 2011 revolution, and paints a bleak future unless reforms are made.
Journalists stand in the defendants' cage in a 2014 trial in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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The death sentences were handed down for allegedly passing state security information to Qatar.
Soldiers are seen at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
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The negotiations between Palestinian and Egyptian officials are not set by contracts, as was the case with the transfer of the Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
According to Amnesty International, Egyptian security forces refused to tell Mina Thabet's family his place of detention after being arrested. (AFP/File)
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Mina Thabet was arrested during a raid on his home in May.
Ezz had unofficially married Zeina and the two had twins, which Ezz had denied later when Zeina took him to court. (File photo)
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The Egyptian actor will be jailed for three years for defaming actress Zeina, following a long paternity dispute over the pair's twins.

June 18, 2016

Morsi and the other defendants are accused of leaking national security documents and information related to national security to Qatar during Morsi’s presidency. (Twitter)
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Another six defendants received death sentences after the Grand Mufti argued that the “crime of the defendants are similar to that of treason” whose punishment should be death.
Members of Hamas' security forces standing guard in front of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, September 16, 2013. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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The reconciliation initiative is part of a larger plan by Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi to renew peace talks between Palestinian political factions and Israel through direct talks between parties.
A file photo of an Egyptair Airbus A330 in Cairo. (AFP/Thomas Samson)
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The second black box from EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found, and authorities are beginning to analyze the contents.

June 17, 2016

Egypt have not reached football's world’s most prestigious showpiece since making the last of their two appearances in 1990
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Egypt had filed a complaint to the world football governing body protesting the June rankings
An Egyptian military spokesperson posted a picture on Facebook of wreckage from an undisclosed location. (AFP/Egyptian military)
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The black box found at the EgyptAir Flight MS804 crash site is heavily damaged and the information gathered from it may be very limited.

June 16, 2016

Search teams have been working against the clock to recover the black box flight recorders which are crucial to explaining what caused the Airbus A320 to crash. (Twitter)
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A specialist vessel owned by Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search had, however, been able to recover the memory unit, it said in a statement.
Egypt's Central Bank has sought to crack down on the black market, revoking the licenses of exchange bureaus found dealing far beyond the official rate. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Black market currency dealers are targeting expat workers and exporters from abroad, further exacerbating the dollar shortage in the country.
A police officer inspects the scene of a car bomb carried out earlier in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's Interior Ministry did not say who was behind the attack, but the northern Sinai has been the center of a fight between Egyptian forces and armed insurgencies.
El-Sadma, presented by Karim Kojak, takes place in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq.  (Wikipedia)
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El Sadma shocks us with a plea for humanity, rather than displays of obnoxious and embarrassing celebrity behavior.
This Ramadan, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are eager to show how they are giving back to the community. (Screenshot)
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Pepsi and Coke have started the Ramadan ad race early, with a play on their corporate conscience credentials.
Technological advances and consumer preferences over the years has drastically reduced demand for luxury Egyptian cotton. (Shutterstock)
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It has been one of the worst years for Egyptian cotton exports following long-term neglect, lax regulation and falling quality.

June 15, 2016

A file photo of an EgyptAir plane, similar to the one that went missing on a flight from Paris to Cairo in May. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian authorities announced that wreckage from the EgyptAir Flight MS-804 was discovered, a few days before the black box transmitters were set to stop signaling.
Egyptian security forces are seen in the Sinai peninsula, where they have been battling an insurgency led by a Daesh-affiliated group. (AFP/File)
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A source in the Egyptian army reportedly noticed more than 30 gunmen on motorbikes carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers as they approached a checkpoint.
A still from Magdi Yacoub’s hospital's TV ad. (YouTube)
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Magdi Yacoub’s ad positively flipped the coin towards donation campaigns.
A proposed cybercrime law in Egypt would make 'inciting to protest' a more serious crime than actually protesting. (AFP/File)
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Critics argue that the new law inflicts harsher punishment for the same 'crimes' if carried out on the internet, versus another means, such as satellite TV.
Shehab Essam (Photo:
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Throughout the 2016 Madeira International Squash Tournament, which took place in Funchal, Portugal, Egyptian squash player Shehab Essam displayed an excellent performance.
A Coptic priest stands inside what remains of a church after it was attacked by arsonists.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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The answer: we might never know for sure. But for Egypt's often-targeted minority Christians, small population size is a curse.
Hana Moataz (Photo:
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Egyptian female squash player Hana Moataz won the Grand Sport Armenia 1st Challenger 5 2016, celebrated in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.

June 14, 2016

Lebanese oud master Charbel Rouhana. (Photo: Rawan Ezzat)
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Rouhana talks about his latest project Tarab Safar and the particularities of his vocation.
A still from the advertisement, featuring the famous earrings (Youtube)
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A controversial advert for the "Long Live Egypt" fund invited ridicule.
The controversial agreement between Cairo and Riyadh sparked widespread anger in Egypt, leading to several protests. (Twitter)
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The prosecutors had referred the defendants to court on charges of protesting without a permit as per the country's Protest Law.
France's air accident investigation agency, the BEA, which is advising Egypt on the underwater search, has said that one of the search ships has continued to pick up locator signals from one black box, whose position has been narrowed to within 1 to 2 km. (Courtesy photo)
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Without the "black boxes", investigators say there is not enough information to explain why flight MS804 crashed on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.
Natural gas shortages have in the past forced EGAS to ration gas supplies to industry during months of peak consumption, crippling production and hampering Egypt's economic recovery. (File photo)
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EGAS has told the industrial sector that its supplies of gas will be reduced in August to meet increased demand from electric power plants.

June 13, 2016

An EgyptAir A320 sits on the tarmac in Cyprus. (AFP photo)
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Signals from the aircraft's black box recorders will cease in a matter of days.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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June 8th marked marked two years since the start of Sisi's presidency.
Egypt's CPA was not impressed by the clear sexual references in the Juhayna Milk ad.  (Screenshot)
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Juhayna Milk, Birell, Cottonil and Dice ads have been banned for 'not conforming with societal values'.
EFG Hermes sold 2,700,000 of its shares to CIH Bahrain International Holding, a Lebanon-registered company controlled by the heirs of late Saudi billionaire Khaled bin Mahfouz. (File photo)
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Egypt's largest investment bank has divested its 40 percent stake in the Lebanese bank for $310 million.
The GERD has strained relations between Ethiopia and Egypt since construction began in 2011, with relations reaching their lowest point in 2013. (File photo)
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Technical studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are yet to be signed by Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia despite the dam being 70 percent complete.
Sadly things have come to an end for Wafaa al Kilani and her husband Tony Michael. (
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Tony Michael and her are no longer an item.

June 12, 2016

A screenshot from Nelly's new Ramadan series 'Sokoot Hor.' (Scoop Empire)
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Can you give her one happy role PLEASE?
Actress Heba Magdi ran for her life before finding out that the ISIS scenario was just a sick prank. (YouTube)
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This 'Mini Daesh' prank makes Ramez Galal's prank show look like a joke!
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on April 11, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman (R) shaking hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before leaving Cairo’s international airport. (AFP/File)
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The defendants were arrested on April 27, while prosecution had charged them with "spreading false news about Tiran and Sanafir with the intention of disturbing public peace, and using religion as a tool to promote their ideas."
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English Premier League side Stoke City have made a formal bid to sign Ahly's prodigy Ramadan Sobhi, Egyptian reports said on Saturday.
The Baltim South West well is located 12 kilometres from the coast, 25 metres deep, and 10 kilometres north of the Nooros field. (File photo)
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The Baltim South West discovery further confirms the significant potential of the so called “Great Nooros Area”, which is estimated to hold 70-80 billion cubic metres of gas.