Tamim death sentences confirmed
The tale of sex and murder gripped the Arab world
A court in Cairo has confirmed death sentences against a billionaire former politician and a security guard for the murder of Lebanese star Suzanne Tamim.
Hisham Talaat Moustafa was found guilty in May of paying $2m (£1.2m) to Muhsin Sukkari to kill the singer.
Under Islamic law, the sentences of death by hanging had to be approved by Egypt's religious authorities.
Ms Tamim reportedly broke off a secret love affair with Moustafa months before she was stabbed to death in Dubai.
The tale of **** politics, money and show business gripped the Arab world.
The judge's proclamation was greeted calmly by friends and relatives of the two men, reported the news agency AFP - in contrast to the chaotic scenes of screaming and fainting that accompanied the May verdict.