Egypt

June 23, 2014

Still from Omar Zohairy's 'The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375.' (Image: Al Ahram)
12:53 GMT

Egyptian film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375, which explores fear, was named best student short film at the now 20-year-old Palm Springs International ShortFest.

The journalists have been held in Egyptian prison since December. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Three al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt since December have been sentenced to seven years in prison.

A still from the video featuring Ahmed's interview. (Image: YouTube)
09:04 GMT

Ahmed Bedair couldn't help but cry in an interview on Egyptian TV this week!

Amr is bringing out a religious music album this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

A bunch of Arab singers are "doin' it right" and releasing their latest music albums this Eid instead!

A law passed last November banned all demonstrations not pre-approved by the police. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT

A Cairo court acquitted 64 protesters on Sunday.

Amr Waked will finish up Ramadan with a film release on Eid Al Fitr. (Image: Facebook)
06:28 GMT

Whew! Just in time. Amro Waked has completed the scenes for his upcoming film scheduled to be released at the end of Ramadan.

June 22, 2014

The funds are the first tranche of some $1.5 billion in mostly military aid which has been frozen since October amid US administration demands that the Egyptian government introduce democratic reforms.
21:18 GMT

"The Apaches will come, and they'll come very very soon," Kerry said in response to a reporter's question on whether the halt of deliveries expressed US antagonism to Egyptian authorities.

Forbes Middle East revealed that the criteria considered to rate the top companies included: the companies’ total revenue, net profits, total assets, and market capitalization.
19:06 GMT

On the Top 500 companies list, however, Egypt placed fourth in terms of number of companies contributed to the list.

Nadia Al Jundi isn't all smiles like this right now with her TV show's future uncertain. (Image: Facebook)
16:56 GMT

With Ramadan just around the corner, Nadia Al Jundi is feeling depressed because no one has yet purchased the drama that cost 20 million Egyptian pounds to make.

Angelina Jolie's Cleopatra will be more realistic than Elizabeth Taylor's.
16:39 GMT

With Angelina Jolie being such a sexy actress, it's hard to imagine her not playing off her sex appeal in her upcoming version of the story of Cleopatra, but she claims she's heading for a more realistic approach.

The demonstrators originally planned to protest outside of the presidential palace, but security forces prevented them from doing so. (AFP/File)
12:40 GMT

Egyptian police arrested 22 anti-government protesters in Cairo Sunday.

Somaya gives credit to a strict diet and daily exercise for her new trimmer body! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:41 GMT

Has Somaya al Khashab really had liposuction to shed the pounds?

Kerry is traveling to Europe and the Middle East this week to discuss the recent crisis in Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-SIsi on Sunday.

Hend Sabry speaks up about her drama (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

With her Ramadan drama almost done filming, the deets of Hend Sabry's show have been released.