Egypt

July 1, 2014

The finance minister said the budget would push debt down from 94% of GDP, registered in the FY 2013/2014 budget, to around 90% of GDP
11:23 GMT

“The wages system in Egypt is closer to randomness than to being organised,” the minister said, adding that “a project for income law will be submitted to the cabinet during the coming period.”

Morsi's overthrow angered many Muslim Brotherhood supporters and sparked nation-wide protests. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has called on Egyptians to stage mass demonstrations on July 3 to protest President Sisi.

June 30, 2014

Three bombs exploded near the palace early Monday. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Egyptian security forces successfully defused a fifth explosive device outside the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis Monday.

Roughly 50,000 licensed preachers will be allowed to lead Ramadan prayers across Egypt. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The Egyptian government has ordered Ramadan sermons to stick to topics of faith and morality and not discuss political issues.

The group Agnad Misr is thought to be responsible for the bombings. (AFP/File)
12:39 GMT

Three explosions near the Presidential Palace have killed two policeman and left at least three people injured.

Amy is appearing in both radio and TV this Ramadan. (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT

Amy Samir Ghanem is working with comedian Ahmed Helmy on a new "psychological" project this Ramadan.

The series “Saraya Al-Abdeen" costs makers a lot of dough as well. (Image courtesy of MBC Misr)
11:00 GMT

"His Excellency" cost the most money of any Egyptian drama to make this Ramadan, but it's getting high viewership as well.

It has been a yearly tradition of the Cairo Opera House to contribute its share of Ramadan evenings with musical events. (Image: Tnnegypt.com)
10:28 GMT

Between 9 and 24 July, the Cairo Opera House will hold a series of Ramadan evenings at the Open Air Theatre featuring Egyptian musicians as well as troupes from Sudan and Indonesia.

Egypt's security crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters resulted in thousands of arrests (File/AFP)
09:02 GMT

A Cairo court gave 16 pro-Morsi supporters three-year prison sentences for allegedly rioting and protesting illegally without a permit.

The season premiere of "His Excellency". (Image: Facebook)
07:49 GMT

The Egyptian artist is making some serious bank for his Ramadan serial “His Excellency” (“Saheb El-Sa’ada”).

The estimated size of the proposed deal is the supply of seven BCM (billion cubic meters) of gas annually for 15 years.
04:55 GMT

The value of the agreement is estimated at some $30 billion.

June 29, 2014

Jamal and Karim will be working together on "The Blue Elephant." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:57 GMT

Elephants are good luck for Syrian actor Jamal Suliman, who's working on a new project based on the famous novel "The Blue Elephant."

If Imam didn't donate $7 million, did he give anything to the fund at all? (Image: Facebook)
09:07 GMT

Egyptian actor Adel Imam is wealthy, but apparently not rich enough to put $7 million into the Egypt Fund set by President Sisi!

Ahmed Ezz's drama with Zeina continues to haunt his career.
08:00 GMT

Will there be an "Excellence" this Ramadan season or no?

Should Hend Sabry be concerned by the boycotts? (Image: Facebook)
07:22 GMT

Her Ramadan drama has been added to the boycott list, but here's what the star has to say to those wishing her show to not be aired.