Egypt

December 10, 2014

Still image from Ganzeer's visual interpretation of the U2 song Volcano. (Image: Ahram)
08:04 GMT

U2's Films of Innocence, launched online for only 24 hours, is based on the thirteenth studio album by the Irish rock band.

December 9, 2014

Egypt was brought in November in front of the UN’s top human rights body for a litany of rights abuses, including its crackdown, mass arrests and unfair trials targeting mainly Mursi supporters, journalists and activists, described as “unprecedented in recent history.” (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced leading political activist and blogger Ahmed Douma to three years in prison for "insulting court judges."

According to the Egyptian Government, the upcoming phase will witness noticeable activity in investments in the transport and logistics sector.
14:49 GMT

A trade mission of 50 major Italian companies in the energy and logistics sector will hold investment talks during a visit to Cairo in February.

 
Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan.
14:33 GMT

Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan

Hannan Turk is in mourning after losing mother. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

After a long battle with cancer, the mother of resigned actress Hannah Turk has passed away.

Earlier in October, Governor of the CBE Hisham Ramez announced the payment of $500m to Qatar.
04:55 GMT

Foreign reserves reached $15.8bn at the end of November 2014, marking a $1.1bn decrease from $16.9bn in October.

December 8, 2014

She's sexy, and she shows it! Check out Menna Shalabi's new tattoo! (Image: Barlamane)
10:50 GMT

Written "Huriyah" in Arabic or "Freedom" as it means in English, the actress's new body ink has fans goin' cray-cray.

An Egyptian soldier stands in an armored vehicle during a Cairo protest, February 16, 2014. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:49 GMT

The Canadian embassy in Cairo was closed Monday due to security concerns a day after Britain's embassy was shut until further notice.

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie gestures during a court hearing, June 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Four Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for killing protesters who stormed the blacklisted group's headquarters last year.

December 7, 2014

Egyptian protersters shout slogans on Abdel Moneim Riad Square in the capital Cairo on December 5, 2014, during a demonstration against a court's decision to drop a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak. (Photo: AFP)
14:57 GMT

An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death as part of the government’s intensifying crackdown on supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.

A scene from the film Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story. (Image: Google)
14:53 GMT

The Egyptian National Film Festival runs 5-12 December. Screenings are being held in two halls at the Cairo Opera House, in addition to Alexandria's Freedom Centre for Creativity.

The British embassy has indefinitely stopped public services given heightened risks of terrorism in Cairo. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

The British embassy in Cairo suspended public services on Sunday for security reasons. The embassy cites risks of terrorism in particular.

Khaled has promised himself and his fans to fight Hepatitis C like a boss!
11:40 GMT

A new medication provided by the Egyptian government may mean a total cure for Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi's Hepatitis C.

December 6, 2014

Interpol issued arrest warrants for more than 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated figures. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT

Interpol issued arrest warrants for more than 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood affiliated figures.

Egyptian authorities arrest dozens every week near the border. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Egypt's army and border guards arrested 100 illegal migrants attempting to enter Libya.