Egypt

August 12, 2014

The 18 and 29 year-old age group, represents 23.7% (approximately 20 million) of the total population, of which 51.1% are men and the remaining 48.9% are women.
23:21 GMT

Around 27.8% of Egyptian youth are poor while 24.1% are near the poverty line.

In August of 2013, Egyptian security forces stormed two Pro-Morsi sit-ins killing over 600 people. (AFP/File)
15:50 GMT

Human Rights Watch has released a new report that accuses the current Egyptian government of serious human rights abuses.

A selection of the films that will be screened at the MAFF 2014. (Image: Dotoday.se)
13:36 GMT

The newly released promo of the upcoming Malmo Arab Film Festival includes Egyptian films Factory Girl, Vila 69 and The Ferry.

Executive Director Kenneth Roth and Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah Whitson were turned back at Cairo airport. (AFP/File)
12:49 GMT

Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.

A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud during their meeting in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
11:59 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.

Fifi with some of her guests at Hanadi's wedding. (Image: Facebook)
10:35 GMT

Fifi Abdo welcomed celebrities at her daughter Hanadi's luxurious wedding in Cairo this week.

Both the U.S. and Egypt declared Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis a terrorist organization in April, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Security forces in Egypt arrested two alleged members of a militant group in the tense Sinai Peninsula, the country's state news agency reported Tuesday.

Somaya Al Khashab has lost some serious weight, but it wasn't through a center, she says.
04:24 GMT

A viral ad featuring a pic of Somaya Al Khashab leads to more controversy on just how the diva has a new slim and trim look.

Diab asserted that they would accept donations from any Egyptian, including Mubarak-era leading businessmen.
00:13 GMT

In a move to force businessmen to donate, a campaign was launched in early August to track businessmen who did not donate to the fund,

August 11, 2014

Russian President Vladamir Putin. Talks will focus on the situation in the Middle East including Gaza, Libya, Iraq and Syria (Alexey Druzhinin /AFP).
20:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.

During July, prices for vegetable, fruits, poultry and dairy products inched up by 7.4%, 3%, 4.8% and 4.6% respectively.
16:32 GMT

The agency attributed the surge to the rising demand for food commoditiessuch as vegetables, dairy products and poultry, and the government’s decision to raise fuel, electricity and tobaccoprices.

Morsi was overthrown last July. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Forty-five Egyptians accused of supporting former President Mohamed Morsi were acquitted Sunday.

August 10, 2014

Safinaz's controversial costume. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
17:24 GMT

She's been tossed in jail and found herself in many a sticky situation before, but will Safinaz be able to dance her way out getting deported?

Summer Festival 2014 is on fire this month!
16:35 GMT

World-renowned jazz musicians to songs by Egyptian film soundtracks composer Gamel Salama, there's never a dull night in Egypt right now.