Egypt

September 9, 2014

Adel Imam has two reasons to smile. (Image courtesy of www.zimbio.com)
10:53 GMT

Next year's holy month will have us feasting our eyes on Adel Imam in not one but two dramas!

Nour El Sherif speaks up about his health at last.
08:55 GMT

Egyptian actor Nour El Sharif has had some serious health issues, but he's remain zipped lipped about it until his recent interview on the talk show "Inta Hur" (You are Free).

Amr Diab's latest album (Shuft Al Ayam) is due out September 20 (Image: FB)
05:32 GMT

Egyptian superstar's stray solo track-- a dedication to his daughter -- finds its way on the internet ahead of the official album release date causing a ripple across the musical Mediterranean mainstream.

September 8, 2014

The seven pro-democracy protesters are hunger striking on the premises of National Council for Human Rights in Cairo (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

Seven activists, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, have started a hunger strike in the premises of a state-appointed rights watchdog.

Seeking Nabila Obeid-- brought to you by Rotana
17:59 GMT

Rotana brings us a new talent show - 'seeking Nabila Obeid.'

Daila Al Buhairi leads Egypt into the latest reality race show with
16:56 GMT

Brace yourself, or even steel yourself for the latest MBC talent show this season -- it's "Qawi Qalbak" (Fortify your heart! Grit your teeth)

These two sure aren't smiling at each other right now!
09:52 GMT

Once he's been shamed, there's clearly no going back for Sherif Mounir.

Dina is down and out after her show was stopped. (Image: Facebook)
09:18 GMT

The new dance program "Al Rakisa" (The Dancer) hosted by belly dancer Dina mysteriously disappeared off the programming schedule after just one episode aired. Is it low ratings, political instability, or something more sinister to blame?

Ghada Abdel Razek with the birthday girl and close friends (Image: Facebook).
08:50 GMT

Ghada's one and only daughter Rotana turned the big 25, and the celebrity momma showed off their birthday fun to the world of her Facebook fans.

The ministers agreed to "take all measures to counter terrorism: political, security, and ideological." (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Arab states agreed Sunday to take the necessary measures and cooperate with international efforts to combat the militants in the Islamic State.

September 7, 2014

Some economists have concerns about banking liquidity after the issuance of the investment certificates.
13:52 GMT

Ramez said that banking liquidity is safe and has not been affected by the certificates’ financing.

Egyptian army [AFP]
11:09 GMT

Egyptian military intelligence on Saturday said that they had discovered what officials called "the biggest explosives workshop and cache" in the Sinai peninsula belonging to the major insurgent group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.

Palestinians sit inside their destroyed house after returning home in the Tufah neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City on August 31, 2014. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

Indirect negotiations between Palestinian factions and Israel will continue in two weeks in Cairo, a leading member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Saturday.

Al-Sisi has also charged the council with the responsibility of reducing “the Egyptian brain drain”, which sees many of the nation’s most educated and skilled workers move abroad to find work.
04:55 GMT

Among the attendees of the meeting was Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ahmed Zuweil, renowned heart surgeon Magdy Yacoub, and psychiatrist Ahmed Okasha.

September 6, 2014

Mohamed Morsi is on trial for a number of charges after he was ousted in July 2013 (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Ousted leader Mohamed Morsi was accused on fresh charges of sharing state information with Qatar Saturday, along with nine others.