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  • An Egyptian court ordered the release of steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz on Tuesday on LE50 million bail for charges of profiteering. Ezz was also ordered to be released on bail in other concurrent proceedings. His lawyer, Ahmed Shawki said Tuesday that if Ezz pays his cumulative bail and an unpaid LE100 million fine, he should be released from custody.An Egyptian criminal court in March had ordered the
  • AFPTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the United States backed away from military action against Damascus
  • US Secretary of State, John Kerry met with Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Minsiter, Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Tuesday, in the latest in a series of crisis talks on Gaza, MENA reported.Shoukry received the US diplomat in the foreign affairs ministry headquarters amid tightened security.The visit comes after US President Barack Obama instructed Kerry to seek an 'immediate' ceasefire between Israel
  • AFPThe United States will provide $47 million (35 million euros) in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians hit by Israel's campaign in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Monday."We are deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself," Kerry said in Cairo as he met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon."No country can stand by
  • The Egyptian government has reached an agreement with foreign oil firms to pay off all of its arrears by 2017 instead of its previous plan to pay LE21 billion ($3 billion) out of a total of LE42 billion ($6 billion) by that time, a source familiar with the matter told Ahram Online.The source added that the ministry of petroleum plans to pay LE10.5 ($1.5 billion) by this September to companies
  • A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck Egypt’s Cairo and Suez governorates in the early hours of Tuesday, the second of its kind in the past week, Reuter’s Aswat Masriya reported.The quake took place at 5:03:44 am on Tuesday at a depth of 21 kilometers, head of Egypt’s Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Hatem Ouda, told Aswat Masriya.The epicentre of the tremor was
  • Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in a joint press conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo that a truce between Palestinians and Israelis proposed by Egypt and rejected by Hamas last week will not be amended.Three Egyptian officials said that Egypt may be ready to accommodate some of Hamas' demands, which include lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and
  • Egyptian troops in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula barred an aid convoy of activists and medical volunteers from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as a deadly conflict with Israeli forces intensified.The convoy, which left Cairo in the early hours of Saturday, was stopped at the North Sinai Balooza checkpoint when forces said that the supplies could pass into the
  • The Egyptian Customs Authority announced on Sunday that it would impose export fees on the raw materials of marble, granite and sands as ordered by the state's trade ministry in an attempt to optimize the added value of their finished products.The decision also includes placing a ban on exporting mineral raw materials Quartz, Talc, Manganese and Feldspar.According to the ministry's decision that
  • "Lift your head high, it is your weapon," are the opening lyrics of a newly released song, titled 'Raise Your Head High,' sung by a Palestinian singer and 2013 Arab Idol talent competition winner Mohammed Assaf. The song, which was released 17 July, scored almost half a million views on YouTube.The video clip includes Assaf in the recording studio along series of images of Gaza under attack by
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An Egyptian court ordered the release of steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz on Tuesday on LE50 million bail for charges of profiteering. Ezz was also ordered to be released on bail in other concurrent proceedings. His lawyer, Ahmed Shawki said Tuesday that if Ezz pays his cumulative bail and an unpaid LE100

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AFPThe United States will provide $47 million (35 million euros) in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians hit by Israel's campaign in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Monday."We are deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend

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The Egyptian Zamalek won their second successive Egypt Cup title when a last-gasp Hazem Emam strike handed them a hard-earned 1-0 win over 10-man Smouha, a feat they have not achieved since 1960.The pacy winger side-footed home into an empty net with one minute remaining after making the most of a

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AFPTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed

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The Egyptian government has reached an agreement with foreign oil firms to pay off all of its arrears by 2017 instead of its previous plan to pay LE21 billion ($3 billion) out of a total of LE42 billion ($6 billion) by that time, a source familiar with the matter told Ahram Online.The source added

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"Lift your head high, it is your weapon," are the opening lyrics of a newly released song, titled 'Raise Your Head High,' sung by a Palestinian singer and 2013 Arab Idol talent competition winner Mohammed Assaf. The song, which was released 17 July, scored almost half a million views on YouTube.The

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APAcross a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that threaten to rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam.Syria is bleeding. Militants have taken over large parts of Iraq. Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan,

Human Rights Organisations Foreign officials and human rights organisations have condemned the jailing of seven defendants, including three Al-Jazeera English reporters, for 7-10 years in a maximum security prison. Australia Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she was deeply shocked by the seven-year sentence imposed on Australian journalist Peter Greste.“This kind of verdict

Soon after Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was announced Egypt's president-elect on Tuesday evening, the international community mostly reacted positively, with several heads of state congratulating him on the position.The US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia all made statements regarding El-Sisi's sweeping victory.United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also said on Wednesday that he puts his