Egypt

March 17, 2014

Abdullah Morsi and a friend were arrested on 1 March for allegedly possessing cannabis. (Image courtesy of Al Ahram)
11:12 GMT

Abdullah Morsi, son of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, to face trial for possession and use of cannabis.

According to an AP report, Egypt has detained 16,000 since Morsi was ousted in July. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Egypt’s military-backed government has jailed nearly 16,000 people since July 2013, when President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, a report says.

Soweto Kinch with Arabian Nights and Arab League All Stars during their performance at the Cairo Jazz Festival. (Image: Sarah Loat)
09:39 GMT

The second night of the sixth edition of the festival entertained and enthralled the audience with a variety of musical acts.

Egyptian authorities stopped Mohsen from singing at Egypt's official Arts Celebrations ceremony on Thursday. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:07 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen, known for his revolutionary music, recounts how authorities stopped him from performing at Egypt's Arts Celebrations event last Thursday.

"Noah" is making waves all across the Middle East (Image: Film poster from Facebook)
08:05 GMT

The blockbuster "Noah" has been banned in the UAE and Bahrain, but what will be the final outcome for Egypt?

Majida's fans are anxiously awaiting her Egypt concert this week. (Image: Facebook)
07:51 GMT

Majida El Roumi's fans were both happy and angered by how expensive tickets were priced for her upcoming concert in Egypt this March.

Ali told reporters that Egypt's state institutions and the media are "geared toward Al Sisi" rather than an open, fair election process (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Egypt's former leftist presidential candidate Khaled Ali told the media this week that he will not run in the upcoming presidential elections, citing them as a "farce" and "stacked in favor of military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi."

The Suez Canal Project is much needed for the Egypt's economic revival.
04:55 GMT

Alhammadi added that DP World plans to carry out the Sokhna third berth with costs exceeding $200m.

March 16, 2014

Security forces in Egypt have been the target of recent attacks. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Egyptian government promised increased security as well as military courts to handle those who have attacked security forces in recent months.

Germany evacuated its citizens from Egypt's Red Sea Resorts in February 2014 (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Egypt's tourism has taken another plunge, recording a 28 percent drop in visitors during the two first months of 2014 in comparison to last year's figures.

A look at some of the cultural events taking place in Cairo & Alexandria this week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT

This week moves from the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, paralleled by many music and arts activities, along with film screenings in Cairo and Alexandria.

Thank God, he's alive! Saed Al Sughair survives car crash (Image courtesy of bokra.net)
09:10 GMT

He's sort of had a string of bad luck. Saed Al Sughair has found himself in yet another scary car encounter.

She's smiling, and we're smiling too now that her album is finally released! (Image: Facebook)
09:01 GMT

It's taken her two years to do it, but Donia Samir Ghanem's soon to be released album should be worth the wait!

Armenian Safinaz has danced her way right into jail.
08:53 GMT

Formerly facing potential deportation, now Safinaz's decision to breach the contract with the Cairo hotel has cost her some time in jail.

Egypt's stock market closed the week on Thursday with a three-year high as daily turnover of listed securities hit LE1.4 billion ($201 million).  The broader index EGX70 dropped 1.35 percent in a session that saw mostly Egyptians as net suppliers, while Arab investors were net sellers at a net value of LE8 million ($1.15 million).
03:55 GMT

Abdel-Aziz said that stocks under LE5 ($0.72) per share made up almost 60 percent of the market's turnover.