Egypt

July 8, 2014

As Egypt's new president, Sisi is tasked with fixing Egypt's ailing economy. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi donated 500,000 Egyptian pounds to a bank account opened to receive donations for the ailing economy.

A still from the Electro Chaabi trailer. (Image: YouTube still)
09:32 GMT

Depicting the world of Egypt's 'mahraganat' music, the documentary will be screened on Wednesday 9 July in London.

Fouad explained that using the Israeli flag was necessary for his prank. (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

Mohammad Fouad didn't know this would be the reaction of his viewers, so he had to explain the use of the Israeli flag on his prank show!

Factory Girl by the Egyptian director Mohamed Khan opened the MedFilm Festival in Rome on Friday in the director's presence. (Image: Facebook)
08:15 GMT

The 20th MedFilm Festival opened on Friday in Rome with Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, one of several Egyptian films to be screened until 11 July.

Somaya has had the lights on her for many scenes, but she gives the dish on which time was the most trying.
06:39 GMT

No one was surprised when Egyptian actress Somaya Al Khashab described a rape scene she had to film 18 times as the hardest of her career.

Adam did not expect additional financial assistance from Gulf countries in the next period.
04:55 GMT

Foreign reserves are now the lowest since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

July 7, 2014

A recent cut in energy subsidies has caused fuel prices to rise. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

The Egyptian army will send buses to the streets to help transport civilians.

Egyptian subsidies are being cut in an effort to help the Egyptian economy. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has defended cuts to Egyptian subsidies.

Subsidy reform could lead to a boost in economic growth for the country. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Egypt's new government is cutting fuel subsidies in an effort to save the economy.

Basma and Tamer are now happier than they've ever been. (Image: Facebook)
13:23 GMT

Basma Bousel gave her and Tamer Hosny's fans something to smile about this week!

Egypt's violence has spilled over into the Nile Delta after the ousting of Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said during his statement on Sunday, militant group ISIL planned to "take over Egypt" (File/AFP)
09:06 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".

The tax on other alcoholic beverages, such as wine and spirits manufactured locally or imported from abroad, has been increased by 150%.
02:06 GMT

The resolution replaces old amendments to the Sales Tax Act, which were not implemented and were postponed after facing broad popular opposition.

July 6, 2014

Will the Egyptian Prime Minister ban Nelly Karim's TV drama this Ramadan? (Image: Facebook)
13:37 GMT

A Facebook group has been created to petition for the cancellation of Nelly Karim's latest TV drama "Sijn Al Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).

Suzan Tamim was murdered by an Egyptian businessman in 2008. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:12 GMT

Late Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim's father is suing the cast and crew of TV drama "The Trial."