Egypt

April 18, 2014

1,400 people have been killed in political clashes since July 2013 according to Amnesty International (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Interim President Adly Mahmoud Mansour rejected calls to pardon three anti-regime activists, saying he did not want to interfere in judiciary affairs.

April 17, 2014

It's still unclear whether Hala will change the name of her show or keep it as it is. (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT

Hala Sarhan under fire for the name of her new TV show!

The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt - signed by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin and witnessed by US president Jimmy Carter in 1979 - turned 35 last month. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
08:00 GMT

Should Sisi be elected as president of Egypt as is generally assumed, he will have to decide whether to go along with the cold peace or to take the bold decision to promote cooperation with Israel for the greater benefit of both countries.

Multiple confrontations between students and Egyptian police have taken place at Azhar University in Cairo. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Egyptian riot police have clashed with students once again at Cairo's al Azhar University.

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is well on his way to contend in Egypt's elections (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received over half a million recommendations, well over the 25,000 requirement, according to his campaign's legal advisor.

Dimian noted that the annual meeting between Egypt and the IMF will be scheduled after the presidential elections, slated to take place in May.
03:55 GMT

The interim government is currently preparing a new economic stimulus package that will focus on the industrial, housing and construction, communication and tourism sectors.

April 16, 2014

A recent U.N. report found that 99.3% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

A new report issued Wednesday by a coalition of feminists and human rights groups blames the Egyptian government for not doing enough to stop sexual violence in Egypt.

53 people were killed last year during a pro Morsi protest. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 120 Morsi supporters to three years in prison on Monday.

Assi Helani singing his heart out for kids with cancer at the Cairo Opera House earlier this week (Image: Facebook).
13:24 GMT

Lebanese superstar Assi Helani showed he's not just a talented musician, but he's a humanitarian at heart too!

Will Yousra join Hakim on his latest entertainment venture? (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:51 GMT

Egyptian folklore singer Hakim wants Yousra to be on the judging panel of his latest show “Najm Al Sha’ab” (Star of the People).

Ezz's trial against Zeina isn't going as well as he'd hoped. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:30 GMT

The Ahmed Ezz-Zeina trial is ongoing and they're both having a bad time in court!

Egyptian celebs were open about wanting Sisi to win the Presidential elections. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:57 GMT

Egyptian celebs are taking on the political stand and announcing Sisi as their fave to win.

Reggae band Meshwar is coming alongside several other musicians to make "3al Ganoob" (To the South) great. (Imageg: Facebook)
06:08 GMT

The three-day festival, stretched between Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, is attracting nearly 1000 visitors and 19 artists who will be performing at various points of the day, right on the beach.

April 15, 2014

529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by Egypt's courts last month (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.

According to immediate reports, two police officers were injured in Tuesday's blast. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT

Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.