Egypt

April 10, 2014

The majority of the government approved clerics were trained at Al Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.

The Trial Saga continues....
13:40 GMT

It makes a funny story, but an untrue one, according to Zeina's lawyer at least.

Cyrine Abdelnour has to step it up a notch to stand next to Khaled Salim (Image: Facebook)
13:23 GMT

Cyrine Abdelnour gets silly with her co-star behind the scenes of "Love Story".

Nabila said that her role as head of the judging committee at the festival was “very exhausting." (Image: Omanfilm.net)
11:06 GMT

Veteran actress Nabila Obeid talks about heading the judging committee at the Muscat International Film Festival.

Egypt is planning to hold elections for the presidency at the end of May (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:38 GMT

Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.

A 2013 United Nations study found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.

April 9, 2014

Human rights groups around the world criticized the Egyptian ruling. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT

The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.

Previous hearings for Morsi's cases have been delayed for protests, lack of evidence, and even weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.

Oh the drama that divides Ahmad Ezz and Zeina!
12:50 GMT

After getting battered with accusations, Zeina tugged on Ahmad's memory with this unbelievable stunt.

Does this face look familiar? You'll be seeing more of it on a new talent show (Image: Facebook).
11:51 GMT

Never one to be left out, dicey diva Haifa Wehbe has kept up with her colleagues by agreeing to host MBC's new talent show "Your Face Sounds Familiar" alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka.

"Children of the Black Duck" combines acting, singing and storytelling. (Image: Albawaba Edite)
07:54 GMT

El-Mesaharaty Lab, in cooperation with Doum Cultural Foundation, will be performing 'Welad El-Batta El-Soda' (Children of the Black Duck) at Cairo's Hanager Theatre starting 14 April.

Egypt security forces have been deployed to Aswan in an effort to end the clashes (Ahmed El Moghrabi/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.

A still of Haifa and Hakim taken from the video from their new film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

A video of Haifa Wehbe dancing sexually to a song by Hakim has taken YouTube by storm.

According to the report, 80% are concerned with the unemployment level in the country.
03:55 GMT

Around 71% of young Egyptians feel that individuals belonging to their generation are more likely to start a business compared to their older counterparts.

April 8, 2014

"Halawat Roo" is out! (Image: film poster from Haifa's Facebook page).
14:16 GMT

It's taken many a moon and many a scene delete to get this bad boy past the Egyptian censorship committee and onto the cinema screen, but "Halawet Roo" is finally in theaters now.