Egypt

July 16, 2014

More than 250 cases of sexual harassment were recorded in less than two years, including sexual assaults en masse in the capital's Tahrir Square (File Archive)
15:44 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced nine men to lengthy jail terms Wednesday for assaulting women, representing the longest sentences since Cairo authorities criminalized sexual harassment.

Do you think Sherihan and Damme would make a cute couple? (Image: Future TV Network)
13:27 GMT

A-Lister Jean-Claude Van Damme has a crush on Sherihan?

Will Sherine and Sherif kiss and make up over the water leakage? (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:29 GMT

Sherif Mounir and Sherine Abdel Wahab are having some plumbing problems, and Sherif says she's the one to blame!

Durra and Nelly are on sick leave until their skin rashes have recovered. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:04 GMT

A skin rash has taken over Nelly Karim and Durra's bodies, which means filming "Women's Prison" has been halted!

Ola and Fifi are still on good terms with each other. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:39 GMT

What's going on between Ola Ghanem, Fifi Abdo and one new TV drama?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

July 15, 2014

The salaries of officials rarely exceed a few thousand pounds per month. Supplements, which can amount to several tens of times the monthly salary, are in the form of bonuses.
21:18 GMT

Although, three similar decisions were announced by several governments since January 2011, none of them have taken full effect.

Fifteen nations had issued similar warnings following the bombing of a tourist bus in the South Sinai resort of Taba.
20:48 GMT

Zaazou said hotel occupancy rates had climbed to 70 percent on the Red Sea coast and exceeded 55 percent in South Sinai as a result.

Enas told Haifa Wehbe that she's talented and doesn't need to use her looks to get famous! (Image: Facebook)
11:58 GMT

Enas al Dughaidi didn't hold back on Nishan's "Wala Tihlam" (Don't Even Dream About It) show, where she criticized fellow celebs, and shockingly, praised some!

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called a security cabinet meeting early Tuesday morning and was expected to encourage members to accept Egypt's ceasefire proposal (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

July 14, 2014

The Cairo Appeals Court for Urgent Cases abrogated the ban issued in May by a lower court and said there is no evidence that the banned members were involved in corruption (AFP/ File).
18:00 GMT

An Egyptian court has lifted the ban on members of former president Hosni Mubarak's political party from running for parliament, as there was no constitutional stipulation requiring this.

Somaya is preoccupied with her fashion project in Kuwait at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
13:02 GMT

Wondering what's keeping Egyptian actress Somaya al Khashab busy these days?

Nancy said that she considers herself an Egyptian. (Image: Facebook)
12:17 GMT

Superstar Nancy Ajram will be promoting tourism in Egypt through a grand concert in Sharm El Sheikh this Aug.

Nabeeh says TV dramas are very inappropriate for Ramadan this year. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:24 GMT

Not everyone is pleased with this Ramadan TV dramas' content, so lawyer Nabeeh al Wahsh filed a complaint to ban 40 shows from airing!

July 13, 2014

Hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters have been sentenced to prison over the past months, with some even receiving life sentences and the dealth penalty (File Archive/AFP)
18:04 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 101 more pro-Morsi supporters Sunday to three years in prison for "illegal gathering" and "rioting."