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Detail from "Flying Over Istanbul and the Galata Tower on the Magic Carpet from the 1001 Nights, Turkish miniature, 19th C." (Rex)
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Think science-fiction and fantasy aren't rooted in Islam and the Arab world? You'd be wrong.

June 28, 2017

Six suspects arrested are believed to be supporters of militants based in North Sinai. (AFP)
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Egyptian army curbs attempt from militants to penetrate Egypt's western borders, destroying twelve vehicles loaded with weapons.
A handout picture released by the Egyptian defence ministry on February 16, 2015 shows a fighter jet landing at an undisclosed location in Egypt following air strikes in Libya (AFP)
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Egyptian war planes destroyed 12 vehicles Cairo claims were loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the border from Libya.

June 26, 2017

Salah during his Chelsea stint
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The Reds have already broken their transfer record to land one player, but the opinion of a club legend is that more quality additions are required

June 25, 2017

Hossam El-Badry
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Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry will remain in charge of the Cairo giants in the new season, club president Mahmoud Taher confirmed on Sunday, after the 2-2 league draw against Enppi.
A handout picture made available on June 8, 2014 by the Egyptian presidency shows former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signing the handing over of power document from outgoing interim president Adly Mansour in Cairo. (AFP/Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has endorsed a controversial agreement with Saudi Arabia on the transfer of the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to the kingdom.

June 24, 2017

Do it the Salah way: Liverpool’s new man has nerves of steel
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Dismissed as being not good enough to play for Cairo giants Zamalek early in his career and deemed not up to the standards of the English Premier League while at Chelsea a few years ago, Mohamed Salah continues to defy critics with a typical unyielding approach.
The Egyptian Football Association logo
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Ahly and Zamalek’s upcoming games in the Egyptian Premier League have been postponed by the Egyptian Football Association due to preparations by both teams for the CAF Champions League games, especially after their poor results in last week’s round.
"The City Always Wins." (Faber & Faber / MCD)
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Omar Robert Hamilton's debut novel has released to wide critical acclaim. If you're done reading

June 23, 2017

Salah enjoyed a highly successful season with Roma, helping them finish as runners-up in the Italian Serie A behind champions Juvenuts.
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Egypt star Mohamed Salah believes he is versatile enough to play anywhere across Liverpool's attacking line of three after sealing a €42 million-move from AS Roma on Thursday.
Photo: Ahram Gate
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A list of Africa's most expensive transfers that is led now by Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah who joined Liverpool for €42 million in June 2017

June 22, 2017

Photo: @22mosalah
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Liverpool have sharpened their attack by completing the signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma on a five-year deal.
Mohamed Salah
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Egypt and Roma winger Mohamed Salah is undergoing a medical at Liverpool on Thursday with a view to completing a move to the English Premier League giants, skysports reported.
From "The Seven Year Itch." (Twentieth Century Fox)
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Beware, Cleopatra: there's a new queen in town and she's decidedly unforgettable. A new Marilyn Monroe statue in Egypt is turning heads and opening mouths.
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. (AFP/ File)
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Sisi could be the equivalent of a bad manager.
The Night King is waiting for that release date. (HBO)
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The new Game of Thrones trailer has launched. Winter is here, baby, but things look to get a little...explosive.
Egypt began to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave’s desperate electricity crisis. (AFP)
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The Egyptian authorities on Wednesday allowed several trucks laden with industrial fuel into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip to allow the enclave’s only functioning power plant to resume operations following a two-month hiatus.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) logo
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has demanded that players, clubs and national associations respect strict neutrality and independence, particularly on the political level...

June 21, 2017

Egypt's blind football team takes part in a match in this image uploaded on Nov. 2, 2015.  (Photo: Facebook/blindfootballegypt)
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Blind football represents hope and belonging for Egypt's one million visually impaired.
Protests in Cairo against the decision to sell the Red Sea islands to Egypt. (AFP)
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The incident took place during the sessions to discuss the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement, known as the Red Sea islands agreement.

June 20, 2017

Mohamed Salah
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English Premier League side Liverpool are on the verge of signing Mohamed Salah for a club record fee as the Egypt winger was given permission by AS Roma to undergo a medical at the club on Wednesday...
Oman is the most cybersecure country in the Arab world. (Pixabay)
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Oman is the most cybersecure country in the Arab world.
"Don't Extinguish the Sun." (CBC)
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The biggest criticism against "Don't Extinguish the Sun" is that it betrays Egyptian values. But is that even the point?
The report has shown a particular increase in appetite for investments in technology-related sectors, such as IT, FinTech, and e-commerce. (File photo)
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UAE emerged as the largest market in 2016 for private equity investment.

June 19, 2017

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) logo
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The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) on Monday expressed concern around the diplomatic crisis of Qatar with its Gulf region neighbours, saying that politics and sport must be separate.
Moroccan striker Azaro (Photo: Ahram)
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Ahly have completed the signing of Moroccan international striker Walid Azaro for a four-year contract, the Cairo giants announced on Sunday on the club's official website.
Don't Extinguish the Sun. (CBC)
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The Internet has decided that, when it comes to love stories this Ramadan, the one couple that can't think straight is the only one that actually matters.

June 18, 2017

A statue of Ramses II. (Pixabay)
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Egypt’s GDP grew 25 percent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2016/2017.
In this video screened during the WEF 2015, Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji speaks about investment opportunities in Jordan. (Courtesy of JT)
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Jordan approved a number of public-private partnership (PPP) projects worth JD200 million.
The "Arrest Warrant" poster. (El Sobky Production)
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The industry, which has been dead since the 2011 revolution, seems to be back on track, with bigger budgets given to more diverse genres of film.

June 17, 2017

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The Egyptian Weightlifting Federation may be facing a hefty fine and ban from international competition for up to two years over a recent violation of the IWF’s doping policies.
AFP: Egypt's parliament agreed on June 14, 2017, a controversial maritime agreement with Saudi Arabia that transfers the two Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said. The deal, which is still under challenge in court, had sparked rare protests in the country with the opposition accusing the government of selling Egyptian territory to its Saudi benefactors.
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This weeks MENA update considers the timing of the $12 billion US arms deal with Qatar, and Egypt's cotroversial bill to secede the Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat, who was murdered in June 2015 (Image: YOUM7/Hossam Atef)
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An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 31 people to death for murdering the country's former chief prosecutor almost two years ago.
Egyptians protest the government’s handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, April 25, 2016. (AFP)
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Egyptians continue to take to the streets against the parliament’s recent approval of a controversial plan to transfer the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

June 16, 2017

Ramez Galal and Faridah. (Facebook / Ramez Galal)
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Whether done for publicity or because he actually cares, Ramez Galal went to visit a cancer patient at hospital who had expressed her desire to meet him.