Egypt

June 4, 2014

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was widely expected to win the elections. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's newly elected president, gave his first televised speech shortly after his win was officially announced.

A visa request by Syrian filmmaker Mohamed Malas was turned down by Egyptian authorities on Monday. (Image: Variety.com)
07:23 GMT

Syrian filmmaker Mohamed Malas was supposed to preside the jury at Ismailia international film festival, but Egyptian authorities had other ideas!

June 3, 2014

The report said that support from the GCC has allowed the government to put off “difficult choices” and operate in with a “muddle through” fiscal strategy until the first half of 2015.
17:37 GMT

Egypt’s fiscal deficit is set to “remain firmly in double digits” with inflation easing in 2014, a Citibank report published in May has said.

Egypt's new but media shy first lady, Entissar Amer, is seen here with her husband (AFP/ File).
17:01 GMT

Little is known about the wife of Egypt’s president-elect Abdul Fattah al-Sissi, who is soon to become the country's new First Lady.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the system would scan sites in an effort to find "destructive ideas." (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

Egypt's Interior Ministry is developing a system to monitor social networking sites.

Will anyone ever be able to fix the deeply-torn relationship between Ahmed Ezz and Zeina? (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:50 GMT

Yet another celeb is trying to fix the ongoing drama between Ahmed Ezz and Zeina. This time, it's Yousra!

Pascale shared her love for Egyptians with her fans this week. (Image: Facebook)
11:22 GMT

Lebanese singer Pascale Machaalani dedicated an entire song to Egypt this week!

Amr assured everyone that he's still an Egyptian citizen. (Image: Facebook)
09:49 GMT

Rumor has it that Egyptian actor Amr Waked gave up his Egyptian citizenship last week!

June 2, 2014

A Still from the "Jabal Al Halal" cast & crew's video dancing to Hussain's "Good News." (Image: YouTube still)
11:10 GMT

What did we tell ya about Hussain Al Jasmi's "Bushret Khair" (Good News) music video? Yep, it's gone viral!

Angelina Jolie has confirmed she is involved with 'Cleopatra'. (Image: Ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com)
08:43 GMT

Angelina Jolie has confirmed she may appear in 'Cleopatra' if the correct script is written.

"Wonderbox" was one of the many May highlights in Egypt (Image still from Ahram's video).
08:00 GMT

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Here's the greatest of what Egypt had to offer in May 2014

Sabahi won only 3.5 percent of the Egyptian vote and questioned the credibility of the results (Mohammed Al Shahed /AFP).
07:39 GMT

Complaints of poor electoral proceedings lodged by presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi's campaign party have been rejected by Egypt's Presidential Election Commission.

The measure is designed to target the lowest-earning of government employees, namely in the education and healthcare sectors, as well as the state-run religious institution of Al-Azhar.
03:55 GMT

The law will include full-time and temporary employees working in state administrative facilities, public sector companies, local administration units, public agencies and other government institutions.

June 1, 2014

Three years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak amid a street uprising in Tahrir Square, Egypt’s political and economic future is still uncertain.
21:29 GMT

Like President Hosni Mubarak, Al Sisi must defeat the insurgents in the Sinai and the military’s extremist opponents in the cities before he dare initiate economic liberalisation and reform.

Egyptian activist Safwan Mohamed was arrested for a sticker similar to the ones shown here (Associated Press).
19:15 GMT

Police in Alexandria have arrested Safwan Mohamed for a sticker on his bag that said "No to Military Trials".