Egypt

January 21, 2015

Karam Mourad (Image: cropped from Facebook)
12:45 GMT

Thursday night at the B. Art Gallery will be happenin' place as Nubian singer Karam Mourad takes the stage with his oud.

Elham attending the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. (Image: Facebook)
10:37 GMT

What is Elham Shahin doing on the Egyptian 25 January Revolution? Premiering her new film of course!

Helmy briefly went missing off Facebook for no apparent reason! (Image: Facebook screenshot/Albawaba edit)
09:55 GMT

Ahmed Helmy's fans have been looking for him on Facebook... where did he go?

January 20, 2015

Actor Ahmed El Sakka stood up when President El-Sisi addressed actors. (Image: TV still)
14:45 GMT

Egyptian President Sisi wants actors to make films that inspire people!

She's so coy, she won't spill whether the leaked song will be on her album. (Image: Facebook)
13:03 GMT

Will it be in her new album or no? Samira Said's new song "Last Chance" has already been leaked online.

Hassan El Raddad (Image: Facebook)
11:17 GMT

It's meant to be good luck to wish an actor to "break a leg" before a performance, but actor Hassan El Raddad got a little too close for comfort to the real deal on set his new film "Al Sitah Tabtah".

The canal generated some $5.2 billion in revenues during the 2012/2013 fiscal year. (AFP File)
10:16 GMT

A section of the channel Egypt is building parallel to the Suez Canal suffered leaks in the early hours of Monday, causing no injuries.

Mervat Amin stars in "Cairo Time" (Image: still from film courtesy of Dubai International Film Festival website)
09:47 GMT

It's a beautiful film really. It's just odd that it comes to an end abruptly.

A figure of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Hamama’s career reached its pinnacle in the 1940s and 1950s. (Image: Google)
08:34 GMT

We go back down memory lane in remembrance of Faten Hamama's journey to stardom.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi assures the public that he is not "targeting" young people. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
07:36 GMT

The Minister of Interior is in the process of identifying wrongly accused youth to be released before January 25th, 2015.

Qatar’s support for former Egyptian Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood created tensions with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
04:55 GMT

Qatar’s emir will attend an economic summit due to take place in Egypt in mid-March, sources from both countries said on Monday, in a sign of easing political tension between the Arab states

January 19, 2015

Sharif Muneer is so sad over the loss of his friend.
10:41 GMT

Egyptian producer Mohammad Hassan Ramzi passed away last Tuesday, and his actor friend Sharif Muneer is taking it hard.

Egypt's pound hits weakest official level since December 2012
10:31 GMT

The central bank let the Egyptian pound depreciate on the official market for the first time since July, allowing it to reach 7.19 pounds per dollar, its weakest level since auctions began in December 2012.

Hamama began her career at the age of 7 after being discovered via a school talent contest. (Image: The Daily Star)
07:37 GMT

It was a sad Sunday for Egypt as thousands gathered to say goodbye to Arab cinema's timeless actress Faten Hamama.

The high interest in buying investment certificates for the Suez Canal project was part of the reason why Egypt witnessed stabilisation in 2014, the report said.
04:55 GMT

Egypt gained notable improvements in confidence, exports and manufacturing, according to the World Bank’s report in January , which highlighted 1.2% growth for 2014.