Egypt

August 10, 2014

Militants in the Sinai frequently target Egyptian security forces. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Over 60 militants have been killed in Egypt's Sinai over the past 12 days, according to Egyptian armed forces.

At least 200 people have been sentenced to death in mass trials for alleged relations with the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

An Egyptian court has dissolved the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

August 8, 2014

Ezz is the former chairman of Ezz Steel and has a 55 percent stake in EZDK, the largest steel complex in the Middle East.
20:30 GMT

Over the last three years, Ezz has received cumulative sentences of 60 years in prison, but his appeals have all been accepted and he is currently facing retrials.

Judicial sources say the accused men were found guilty of violent acts during street protests in Sohag Province. (AFP)
07:47 GMT

A court in Sohag sentenced 16 protesters to five years in jail, handed a 10-year term to another and sentenced three others to life in prison.

Ghada Abdel Razek catching some post-Ramadan rays. (Image: Facebook)
04:44 GMT

She was wiped from the Ramadan TV mayhem, but now she's maxin' and relaxin' at the beach.

August 7, 2014

Egypt has witnessed a rise in militant attacks across the Sinai Peninsula since the ousting of ex president, Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

A pipeline to Jordan was attacked and blown up by unknown assailants in the Sinai Peninsula Thursday, security sources reported.

Ziad will be holding a series of concerts as part of the Beirut Holiday 2014 Festival. (Image: Google.com)
09:54 GMT

Shereen Abdo, Hazem Shaheen from Egypt and Syrian Manal Samaan join Ziad Rahbani on 7 August at Beirut Souks, Lebanon. For Abdo, it's her first appearance with Lebanon's renowned musician.

Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended. [AFP]
09:44 GMT

Officials close to ceasefire talks in Egypt said Thursday that Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended.

Despite her old age, Faten has aged very gracefully and is one of the Arab World's fashion and acting icons. (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT

Egyptian actress Faten Hamam has been released from the ICU following a severe deterioration in her health.

The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization last December. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The High Administrative Court announced that the verdict in the case regarding the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party will be issued on August 9.

“The project is also expected to improve the macroeconomic indicators as it raises the canal’s revenues to $13 billion annually from $5 billion,” said Fathy.
“Investors expect an economic boom in most sectors when the Suez Canal industrial hub project sees the light,”
04:55 GMT

Egyptian stocks rallied on Monday as details of the Suez Canal industrial hub mega project started to unfold, analysts said

August 6, 2014

The construction will cost 6.2 billion euros and is scheduled to take three years. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT

Egypt has launched the digging of a new canal which will run in parallel to the Suez Canal.

 The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. [AFP]
13:07 GMT

A ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip has entered its second day while Israeli and Palestinian delegations in the Egyptian capital of Cairo prepare for talks in a bid to extend the 72-hour truce.

The comedic trio opted to work with Sobky even though their past works have made fun of his films and of Tamer Hosny's music. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:48 GMT

The highest grossing Eid film 'World War Three' sees the return of a known comedy trio only to be ruined by their new producer El Sobky.