Egypt

March 26, 2014

Morsi and hundreds of his supporters are being tried in Egypt on charges of violence. (AFP/File)
17:53 GMT

After Monday's announcement of 529 death sentences handed out in Minya, Egypt's top prosecutor has referred 919 Morsi supporters to mass trial before the same court.

Egypt's security forces have been trying to eradicate militants in Sinai since Morsi's ouster in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT

Security forces in North Sinai have arrested 21 suspected militants and destroyed eight tunnels connecting the border town of Rafah with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the army reported Wednesday.

All potential presidential candidates must submit their bid to Egypt's Presidential Elections Committee on March 30 (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

Egypt's defense minister is expected to announce his resignation Thursday.

It's the battle of the actors and Zeina is determined to prove that Ezz really is the father of her children. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:31 GMT

There was a new witness on the stand this week, making Ahmed Ezz's case that much weaker against Zeina's.

Farah Bseiso stars in another "Halawat Al Rouh"
11:45 GMT

We're all well aware of the hype around Haifa Wehbe's film, now Farah Bseiso is taking a stab at a drama with the same name, creating more controversy surrounding "Halawat Al Rouh".

Guards stand outside the courtroom where the Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death earlier this week (AFP)
06:53 GMT

The United States expressed opposition against Egypt's recent decision to sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to the death sentence, describing the act as "unconscionable."

Egyptian filmmaker Khan can now officially call himself an Egyptian on paper! (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Egypt has finally granted one of their leading filmmakers, Mohamed Khan, citizenship last week.

AFESD’s second agreement will contribute $162m to the Egyptian-Saudi electricity linkage project.
03:55 GMT

According to the cabinet’s Monday statement, the project is part of a larger electricity linkage system between Egypt and Gulf countries.

March 25, 2014

Egypt's Adly Mansour wants the Arab League to implement the treaty before the end of June (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour called on Arab ministers Tuesday to discuss the implementation of an Arab counter-terrorism treaty before the end of June.

Nuha was taken into police custody after being caught using heroin. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:56 GMT

Egyptian actress Nuha Al Amroosi has been busy taking drugs instead of acting this week. The result? She's in police custody as we speak!

The new app is designed to curb the frequency of blackouts expected during Egypt's summer months (File Archive)
14:36 GMT

Egypt's Electrical Agency has launched an internet application that is designed to help Egyptians reduce their electricity consumption ahead of the summer blackout season.

Egyptian relatives of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi cry sitting outside the courthouse on March 24, 2014 in the southern province of Minya, after the court sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.
14:13 GMT

The United Nations on Tuesday criticized an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood to death, saying that it contravened international law.

Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi have endured a bloody crackdown since 2013. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Roughly 700 Morsi supporters will be tried at the Minya Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

The defendants are accused of killing a police officer during a protest in August. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

The defense team for the Morsi supporters who were recently sentenced to death will appeal the verdict.