Egypt

June 24, 2014

Former Arab Idol contestant Ahmad Jamal on stage. (Image courtesy of ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com)
16:45 GMT

Adam was initially the one in line to sing the show's theme song, but the drama's producer Mahmoud Shumais changed his mind because Adam had already signed up to sing for another drama, and now Ahmad Jalal is the man for the job.

Sisi made his announcement during a commencement ceremony for military students. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced Tuesday that he will donate half of his monthly salary and half of his wealth to support the Egyptian economy.

Will Athar and Ramez be able to get through their problems before his next show airs? (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:48 GMT

Rumor has it that oldie goldie Athar al Hakim is accusing young prankster Ramez Galal of sexually harassing her!

On Monday, three Al Jazeera journalists were given to up to 10 years in jail, causing international outrage (File/AFP)
09:25 GMT

Egyptian ambassadors across the globe prepared to be summoned following Monday's sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo.

Yosra must be delighted to be having her first child this year. (Image: Wikeez.yasmina.com)
08:56 GMT

She tried to keep it a secret, but everyone now knows that Mrs Yosra el Lozy is preggers!

June 23, 2014

Egyptian youths with their faces painted in the colors of the national flag pictured in Tahrir Square (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
19:40 GMT

The Youth against the Coup movement that is loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood has warned of a sweeping uprising after the breaking of the Ramadan fast

Police arrest a man during a raid in Kerdasa following the murder of 11 policemen. (AFP)
18:05 GMT

Giza Criminal Court decided to postpone hearing the Kerdasa Massacre case

Still from Aida El Kashef's "A Tin Tale".
17:42 GMT

Aida El-Kashef’s 2011 short film 'Hadouta Men Safeeh' (A Tin Tale) was restricted from screening at Zawya, but the program's curator managed away around it.

Three al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to 7 years in prison Monday. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

The UK has announced that it will summon the Egyptian ambassador to London over recent jail sentences for three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt.

Still from Omar Zohairy's 'The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375.' (Image: Al Ahram)
12:53 GMT

Egyptian film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375, which explores fear, was named best student short film at the now 20-year-old Palm Springs International ShortFest.

The journalists have been held in Egyptian prison since December. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Three al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt since December have been sentenced to seven years in prison.

A still from the video featuring Ahmed's interview. (Image: YouTube)
09:04 GMT

Ahmed Bedair couldn't help but cry in an interview on Egyptian TV this week!

Amr is bringing out a religious music album this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

A bunch of Arab singers are "doin' it right" and releasing their latest music albums this Eid instead!

A law passed last November banned all demonstrations not pre-approved by the police. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT

A Cairo court acquitted 64 protesters on Sunday.