Egypt

June 30, 2014

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.

Security officials are frequently targeted in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Four Egyptian police officers were shot and killed by armed assailants in the Sinai Peninsula.

Mohammad Fouad will be up against Ramiz Galal.
05:00 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohammad Foad is venturing into his first experience as a television host on the new prank show “Khush Ala Fo’sh”.

June 26, 2014

The government may resort to using the old budget for the current fiscal year until the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on 1 July, is completed, according to a cabinet source.
14:54 GMT

The government is racing against time to complete the process of reviewing the budget for the next fiscal year, after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi refused to ratify it due to the growing deficit and heavy spending.

Haifa behind-the-scenes of her Ramadan TV drama "Words on Paper." (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:53 GMT

State-owned Egypt TV has firmly said no to airing Haifa Wehbe's Ramadan TV series "Kalam Ala Waraq" (Words on Paper).