Egypt

April 13, 2014

The U.S. recently listed Ansar Beit Maqdis as a terrorist group (File Archive/AFP)
07:33 GMT

Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.

Amnesty International have slammed Egypt's controversial counter-terrorism law. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.

April 12, 2014

One person was killed after demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in Alexandria. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.

Highly-anticipated: Macadi will be performing in Cairo this month. (Image: Soundcloud)
11:39 GMT

Macadi Nahhas returns to Cairo's Al-Genaina Theatre on Friday 18 April as part of the venue's early spring programme.

Fighting between Egyptian security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters is the biggest obstacle for peace in the country (File/AFP)
11:07 GMT

At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.

April 11, 2014

Egypt has come under scrutiny for detaining journalists (File/AFP)
12:14 GMT

Journalists under fire: A reporter for a pro-Muslim Brotherhood website has been jailed for allegedly posting leaked videos of military officials.

Do you want to dance like Dina? You've got your chance now, Egypt! (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

It's been criticized by conservatives and claimed to not be coming at all, but now it appears that the new talent show will bring a set of belly dancing hopefuls on screen after Ramadan.

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.