Egypt

July 7, 2014

Basma and Tamer are now happier than they've ever been. (Image: Facebook)
13:23 GMT

Basma Bousel gave her and Tamer Hosny's fans something to smile about this week!

Egypt's violence has spilled over into the Nile Delta after the ousting of Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said during his statement on Sunday, militant group ISIL planned to "take over Egypt" (File/AFP)
09:06 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".

The tax on other alcoholic beverages, such as wine and spirits manufactured locally or imported from abroad, has been increased by 150%.
02:06 GMT

The resolution replaces old amendments to the Sales Tax Act, which were not implemented and were postponed after facing broad popular opposition.

July 6, 2014

Will the Egyptian Prime Minister ban Nelly Karim's TV drama this Ramadan? (Image: Facebook)
13:37 GMT

A Facebook group has been created to petition for the cancellation of Nelly Karim's latest TV drama "Sijn Al Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).

Suzan Tamim was murdered by an Egyptian businessman in 2008. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:12 GMT

Late Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim's father is suing the cast and crew of TV drama "The Trial."

Hani left his "Casanova" life behind to start a family. (Image: Facebook)
12:17 GMT

We always want what we can't have, and to some women that includes a married Hani Salama!

TV viewers were so unhappy with Fouad's Israeli flag-raising on his prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:08 GMT

Mohammad Fouad has been a naughty boy, well, viewers of his prank show seem to think so!

A pro-Morsi supporter holds up a picture of the ousted leader in Cairo University, June 2, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:37 GMT

Clashes in the Nile Delta province left five people including three policemen injured late on Saturday. Two of the victims were wounded during a demonstration for ousted president, Mohammad Morsi.

Yosra is taking it easy at home like the doctor ordered! (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

Last month, the world was happy to learn that Yosra el Lozy's finally pregnant, and that's why doctors have ordered her to stay in bed!

Egypt's security forces cracked down further on Muslim Brotherhood protesters following their calls for a "day of rage" on July 3, the first anniversary of Mohamed Morsi's ousting (File/AFP)
08:51 GMT

Leading spokesman for Egypt's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy was charged with a number of offences including obstructing the constitution and joining a banned organization.

El Sakka and Ramez on the boat following the brilliant, and scary, prank! (Image: YouTube still)
08:21 GMT

Action actor Ahmed el Sakka looked far from brave when he was pranked by Ramez Galal on his hit show "Ramez Qirsh Al Bahr" (Ramez, Shark of the Sea) last week.

Many citizens have objected to the price increase, which was approved by the government yesterday.
04:55 GMT

Anger is mounting against recent petroleum price increases after government reductions in subsidies for the sector came into effect on Saturday.

July 5, 2014

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets this week in protest of the oust of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi this time last year (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
14:03 GMT

An Egyptian court convicted and sentenced to life 37 more Muslim Brotherhood members Saturday for "inciting violence" last year during clashes following former president Mohammed Morsi's oust from power in 2013.

July 4, 2014

Pro-Morsi supporters took to the streets Thursday and Friday to mark the oust of the former Islamist president's oust (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
20:00 GMT

At least one teenager was killed in clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters Friday.