Egypt

June 29, 2014

Jamal and Karim will be working together on "The Blue Elephant." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:57 GMT

Elephants are good luck for Syrian actor Jamal Suliman, who's working on a new project based on the famous novel "The Blue Elephant."

If Imam didn't donate $7 million, did he give anything to the fund at all? (Image: Facebook)
09:07 GMT

Egyptian actor Adel Imam is wealthy, but apparently not rich enough to put $7 million into the Egypt Fund set by President Sisi!

Ahmed Ezz's drama with Zeina continues to haunt his career.
08:00 GMT

Will there be an "Excellence" this Ramadan season or no?

Should Hend Sabry be concerned by the boycotts? (Image: Facebook)
07:22 GMT

Her Ramadan drama has been added to the boycott list, but here's what the star has to say to those wishing her show to not be aired.

Security officials are frequently targeted in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Four Egyptian police officers were shot and killed by armed assailants in the Sinai Peninsula.

Mohammad Fouad will be up against Ramiz Galal.
05:00 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohammad Foad is venturing into his first experience as a television host on the new prank show “Khush Ala Fo’sh”.

June 26, 2014

The government may resort to using the old budget for the current fiscal year until the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on 1 July, is completed, according to a cabinet source.
14:54 GMT

The government is racing against time to complete the process of reviewing the budget for the next fiscal year, after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi refused to ratify it due to the growing deficit and heavy spending.

Haifa behind-the-scenes of her Ramadan TV drama "Words on Paper." (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:53 GMT

State-owned Egypt TV has firmly said no to airing Haifa Wehbe's Ramadan TV series "Kalam Ala Waraq" (Words on Paper).

Hannan Turk and her new hubby! (Image: Twitter)
08:31 GMT

Hannan Turk was finally seen in the public eye with her latest husband Mahmoud, brother of Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan Malek.

Numerous protests at Egypt's universities have led to an increased presence of police forces. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

A new presidential decree mandates that university heads and deans will now be directly appointed by President Sisi.

June 25, 2014

Egypt's government reported that the metro is now running normally (STR/AFP)
15:45 GMT

Three small bombs targeting metro stations in Cairo left at least five people injured Wednesday.

Economic researcher at Stanford University Amro Adly said that the establishment of a fund to collect donations is a “populist measure” that falls short of an economic solution/
11:50 GMT

Governor of the Central Bank announced the opening of a new bank account under the number 037037, a reference to the date on which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi declared the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi.

Mervat won't be leaving our TV screens any time soon! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT

Can you imagine not having Egyptian actress Mervat Amin on our TV screens?

The bra strap which caused Buthaina's suspension! (Image: Dostor.org)
09:15 GMT

News anchor Buthaina Kamel was suspended for her inappropriate outfits!

It's all "About Lovers" this Ramadan! (Image cropped from event poster on Facebook)
09:00 GMT

The first week of Ramadan, July 1-7, will bring the Amir Taz Palace "About Lovers" every night.