Egypt

June 10, 2014

Former army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was sworn in on Sunday, vowing to fix the economy and emphasising a need for hard work by all.
12:04 GMT

Buildings springing up in the densely populated Nile Delta result in loss of farmland and potential damage to irrigation systems.

Over 1,400 people have been killed during Egypt's political violence since July 2013, according to HRW (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Amnesty International and HRW called on Egypt's new president, Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, to end "rampant abuses" in the country.

It was claimed that four persons were injured, while Kinda managed to run for her life and escape the armed man uninjured. (Image: Facebook)
10:32 GMT

Kinda Alloush has apparently denied being attacked by a mysterious man on the set of her new show.

If you’ve been itching to find a website that gathers all these musical talents emerging from Egypt and the region in one place, then you’re in luck as Dandin.me gains a foothold. (Image: Dandin)
09:41 GMT

Dandin.me hosts an archive of music and sound from Egypt and the Arabic world. Ahram Online sits with its founder to see how the online platform has progressed since its launch nine months ago.

Kinda managed to escape the armed man unharmed. (Image: Facebook)
08:47 GMT

Kinda Alloush came close to death while filming scenes for her upcoming TV show "Countdown."

Mounir said that marriage isn't really for him! (Image: Facebook)
08:12 GMT

Mohamed Mounir has decided to end his surprising marriage to Dalia Youssef less than two months after they got hitched!

June 9, 2014

Meanwhile, El-Sisi showed his intention to visit Ethiopia to stress the importance of cooperation between the two countries.
21:09 GMT

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has invited Egypt's newly-inaugurated President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to visit his country, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

Many Egyptians continue to protest the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
20:33 GMT

An Egyptian court has sentenced 112 anti-government protesters to one year in jail.

An astounding 99.3% of Egyptian women have experienced sexual harassment in some form. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Seven men were arrested after sexually assaulting a woman in Tahrir Square during celebrations for President Sisi's inauguration.

Stills from 'Happy' video clips. From top left clockwise: Egypt, Palestine, Yemen, Dubai. (Image: Al Ahram)
14:25 GMT

As the international wave of video clips to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' keeps infusing YouTube with joy, Egypt's renditions are among the highest viewed in the region.

Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim was fiercely attacked on social media for suing celeb prankster Ramez Galal. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:59 GMT

Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim was fiercely attacked on social media for suing celeb prankster Ramez Galal.

Mahlab had initially announced that he would resign once Sisi took office. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will remain the Prime Minister and will help newly elected President Sisi form a new government.

Al-Sisi stated during his speech that he embraced reconciliation between Egyptians, but will exclude those who have committed crimes or engaged in violence (AFP/File).
09:53 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi promised his people better lives within four years, based on honest engagement, not "shining hopes".

Halima and Khaled collaborated together on her upcoming TV show. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:13 GMT

Khaled Selim has a new project up his sleeve with Halima Poland!

June 8, 2014

Students at al-Azhar frequently protest the current government and voice their displeasure with the overthrow of Morsi. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

Students at al-Azhar University in Cairo protested against the inauguration of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Sunday.