Egypt

August 19, 2014

Security forces destroyed several "terrorist hideouts" used to launch attacks in Sinai (File/AFP)
12:58 GMT

Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.

Ibrahim Halawa, 18, from Firhouse, a suburb of Dublin, was arrested in August 2013 along with his three sisters after they were caught up in a military siege of a mosque in Cairo while his family was on holiday in the country. [Facebook]
10:37 GMT

Tony Blair has been urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for a year and is now facing the death penalty in a mass trial, which has been described as a “mockery of a court process”.

Ezzat doesn't the attention all on him at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

It' not all about him he says, no autobiography ay time soon.

Safinaz smokes up the stage, offending many in her get up. (Image: Twitter)
05:26 GMT

Safinaz apologizes for the sporting the Egyptian flag in costume form after it allegedly got in her trouble...again.

August 18, 2014

Donia has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT

Why has Donia Samir Ghanem appeared in a minimal number of scenes in her famous drama "El Kebeer Awi" (The Powerful One) with actor Ahmed Makki? Could the two be on bad terms?

Menna might be secretly dating Mohammad Abdel Aziz, according to their fans' speculations! (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT

Is there more to Menna Shalabi and Mohammad Abdel Aziz's friendship than meets the eye?

The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
11:19 GMT

"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.

Egypt's security forces are often targeted ever since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT

An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.

A scene from "Women's Prison." (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT

Nelly Karim's daughter was not allowed to watch her mum's successful Ramadan TV drama "Sijn El Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).

Ahmed is terribly upset by the pirating of his films. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT

Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy has vowed to never produce another film again, but has quickly changed his mind. Why?

"Copts Island" takes a closer look at the region's top minority. (Image: courtesy of Copts Island Facebook)
08:00 GMT

The documentary by Ahmed Rashwan is a significant step in cinematic portrayals of Egypt's largest minority.

Morsi is accused of collaborating with foreign organizations. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.

August 17, 2014

Suez Canal investment certificate yields will be paid to certificate-holders from annual revenues, after one year of drilling the canal, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez announced Friday.
19:35 GMT

The certificates, agreed upon by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a source of financing the new Suez Canal project, will be issued through public sector banks over a period of 5 years.

Tamer's concert failures have resulted in serious losses for the festivals' organizers. (Image: Facebook)
14:26 GMT

Tamer Hosny's severe lack of ticket sales in two Tunisian festivals have proved that he's not so popular there!

Ramez at his father's funeral this week. (Image: Facebook)
13:33 GMT

A number of celebrities stood by their friend Ramez Galal 's side at his father's funeral on Sunday.