Egypt

July 20, 2014

The convoy of around 600 political activists was stopped at a security checkpoint in North Sinai, around 150 kilometres from the Egyptian crossing of Rafah on the border with Gaza (AFP/ Mohammed Abed).
07:53 GMT

Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.

Attacks against police and military are commonplace since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Twenty-one border guards were killed at a military checkpoint in southern Egypt.

Once a top recipient of US military aid, Egypt lost most of its $1.3 billion a year package after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak.
04:55 GMT

"The contract is worth about 1 billion euros and was finalised last month," a French diplomatic source said. "It's the first big deal since we sold Mirage fighters (warplanes) about 20 years ago."

July 17, 2014

Yasmine looked so pretty in her wedding dress. (Image: Facebook)
13:17 GMT

What's the mystery behind Yasmine Abdel Aziz's bridal picture?

Various political groups called for the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to be opened permanently (File/AFP)
09:39 GMT

Political groups in Egypt joined forces to support Palestinian resistance against Israel while denouncing a recent truce deal brokered by Cairo between Tel Aviv and Hamas.

July 16, 2014

More than 250 cases of sexual harassment were recorded in less than two years, including sexual assaults en masse in the capital's Tahrir Square (File Archive)
15:44 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced nine men to lengthy jail terms Wednesday for assaulting women, representing the longest sentences since Cairo authorities criminalized sexual harassment.

Do you think Sherihan and Damme would make a cute couple? (Image: Future TV Network)
13:27 GMT

A-Lister Jean-Claude Van Damme has a crush on Sherihan?

Will Sherine and Sherif kiss and make up over the water leakage? (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:29 GMT

Sherif Mounir and Sherine Abdel Wahab are having some plumbing problems, and Sherif says she's the one to blame!

Durra and Nelly are on sick leave until their skin rashes have recovered. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:04 GMT

A skin rash has taken over Nelly Karim and Durra's bodies, which means filming "Women's Prison" has been halted!

Ola and Fifi are still on good terms with each other. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:39 GMT

What's going on between Ola Ghanem, Fifi Abdo and one new TV drama?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

July 15, 2014

The salaries of officials rarely exceed a few thousand pounds per month. Supplements, which can amount to several tens of times the monthly salary, are in the form of bonuses.
21:18 GMT

Although, three similar decisions were announced by several governments since January 2011, none of them have taken full effect.

Fifteen nations had issued similar warnings following the bombing of a tourist bus in the South Sinai resort of Taba.
20:48 GMT

Zaazou said hotel occupancy rates had climbed to 70 percent on the Red Sea coast and exceeded 55 percent in South Sinai as a result.

Enas told Haifa Wehbe that she's talented and doesn't need to use her looks to get famous! (Image: Facebook)
11:58 GMT

Enas al Dughaidi didn't hold back on Nishan's "Wala Tihlam" (Don't Even Dream About It) show, where she criticized fellow celebs, and shockingly, praised some!

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called a security cabinet meeting early Tuesday morning and was expected to encourage members to accept Egypt's ceasefire proposal (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.