Egypt

August 31, 2014

Go Mo go!
14:20 GMT

What happens when an Egyptian pop singer's son graduates? The graduands are in for a treat with a token gratis performance! Now there's a graduation with style! Mohammad Fouad gave surprised students a graduation night to remember with his star performance.

Mai Ezz El Din is due to return to Cairo after her break (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT

Busy busy and in need of a vacation! Egyptian actress Mai Ezz El Din decided to take some time out from acting and take a break.

The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
12:41 GMT

Giza Criminal Court commuted the death sentences of several leading Muslim Brotherhood figures to life in prison.

Nabila Obeid assures she'll be keeping the reputations of others shiny in her upcoming memoir. (Image: Facebook)
09:12 GMT

We'll be getting down and dirty with the real Nabila Obeid as the actress writes her personal memoirs.

The irrigation minister added that additional studies would determine whether the projected height of the dam – along with its storage capacity – would have any negative consequences for Egypt.
04:55 GMT

Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa soured last year over Ethiopia’s construction of the $6.4-billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.

August 28, 2014

More than 100 Palestinians are currently being held at the Cairo airport for trying to travel on expired visas. (AFP/File)
19:09 GMT

More than 100 Palestinians have been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport for more than three weeks after attempting to travel on expired visas.

Sinai militants released a video on Twitter detailing the execution of four Egyptian men charged with spying for Israel. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Sinai militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis said Thursday it depacitated four Egyptian men on charges of 'spying for Israel.'

Ousted Morsi detained for another 15 days pending investigation. [AFP]
10:01 GMT

Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar via Al-Jazeera TV channel.

What's the big deal if Amr Diab is Yemeni anyway? (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT

New claims suggest that "Amr Diab" is the Egyptian singer's STAGE NAME and that he's originally from Yemen!

Egypt has been among the largest beneficiaries of U.S. military and economic aid. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to visit the U.S. in September to participate in the 69th United Nations General Assembly

BA Chamber Orchestra, performs tangos and film music on 10 Aug. (Image: BA Arts Center)
07:52 GMT

On Saturday 30 August, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hisham Gabr, will perform music from well-known movies and Broadway musicals.

August 27, 2014

Tip of the iceberg.. When Egypt's belly dancing queen tips the bucket over hips first, it all goes belly's up!
13:27 GMT

It's not over till the Middle East freezes over! Another one bites the ice as belly dancing (ice) queen Fifi Abdo tips the ice bucket and takes the challenge on, hips first!

Construction represents an increasing share of overall gross domestic product (GDP)
11:55 GMT

The construction sector grew 2% while the cost of key materials including cement, ready mixed concrete, and reinforcement steel grew over 6% in the last quarter,

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.