Egypt

October 14, 2014

Egypt’s real GDP in FY 2013/2014 reached 2.2 percent, almost the same as in the preceding fiscal year.
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The Egyptian Finance Ministry expects gross domestic product (GDP) to climb steadily and to reach 6 percent in FY 2017/18 as private sector investment rises to 15 percent of GDP.

Yousif Shabaan's health speculations leave fans on tenterhooks (Image: Facebook)
12:50 GMT

Is Yousif Shabaan suffering poor health or has a lot of commotion been made over a business as usual health check-up?

British troupe Gandini Juggling. (Image: Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
07:55 GMT

Spearheaded by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, Cairo International Circus Festival (CirCairo) will kick off at Al-Azhar Park on 17 October. Performances will continue until 26 October.

October 13, 2014

Movie on top: The Island 2 was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
15:55 GMT

It was a tough competition between Egyptian films this Eid, but who made it on top?

Ehab's career is still going strong after 25 years in the business! (Image: Facebook)
13:28 GMT

Ehab Tawfik signs on for another year of success with “Alam El Fan” Art Production as he celebrates his silver anniversary in showbiz!

Egypt has the highest number of road traffic accidents in the Middle East (File/AFP)
11:41 GMT

At least 30 people were killed and 15 injured in a three-way bus collision early Monday. Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ordered an immediate investigation into the crash.

The new show “Al-Raqesah” (The Dancer) that aired earlier this month was not well received in some circles. (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

Public figures called for the banning of the satellite show "The Dancer". Here's a look at the reputation these hip shakers have maintained over the decades.

Many of the students were demanding the release of fellow students who have been detained by police. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Egypt's higher education minister said all students who protested at universities on Sunday will be expelled by the evening of the same day.

In August, the capital market rose to the 9,000 points for the first time since 2008.
04:55 GMT

Discussing the trade behaviour, EGX noted that foreign and Arab investors were directed towards selling while Egyptian sought to buy

October 12, 2014

The expected visit will also involve forming a joint expert group from the four countries.
00:36 GMT

Egypt’s agricultural exports to Russia have significantly increased and will increase further in the coming period.

The students protesting voiced their anger over the university's current leadership. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters at Cairo's Azhar University Sunday for the second day in a row.

Rahim Said has made a controversial name for herself.
11:21 GMT

The "Sabaya Al Khair" presenter was accused of assault by her assistant director and now faces a court date on November 8th.

Sherine Abdel Wahab was pleasantly surprised with a birthday gathering. (Images: Facebook)
11:09 GMT

Sherine Abdel Wahab surprisingly revealed her age, but do you suppose she's telling the truth that she's...

Members of national delegations, regional and international organizations met in Cairo for the Gaza conference led dually by Egypt and Norway to discuss the future of the territory and what should come next. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi opened the Gaza aid conference but highlighting the importance of new generations in Israel and Palestine in solving the problems facing the war-torn territory.

A collection of some of the cultural events that took place in Egypt this year. (Image: Al Ahram)
07:36 GMT

This week includes exhibition openings, concerts, film screenings and ballet; here are the recommended culture events for the week in Cairo and Alexandria.