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What will happen now that Haifa's film has been pulled from cinemas in Egypt? (Image: Facebook)
06:37 GMT

The head of Egypt's censorship board was not happy about pulling Haifa Wehbe's latest film from Egyptian cinemas.

April 19, 2014

Haifa appeared too sexual in her film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
13:07 GMT

It took what seemed like forever to get past Egypt's censorship process, but after finally making it through and into cinemas for viewing, the interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab ordered it to be withdrawn from theaters.

Who's telling the truth: Did Marwa really commit that horrible crime? (Image: Al-madina.com)
12:51 GMT

Egyptian actress Marwa Abdelmonem is being accused of killing her housemaid. Is it true?

The group Islamic Jihad was founded in 1987 and receives major funding from Iran. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Recent disagreements between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are deepening the divide between the two organizations.

April 18, 2014

1,400 people have been killed in political clashes since July 2013 according to Amnesty International (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Interim President Adly Mahmoud Mansour rejected calls to pardon three anti-regime activists, saying he did not want to interfere in judiciary affairs.

April 17, 2014

It's still unclear whether Hala will change the name of her show or keep it as it is. (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT

Hala Sarhan under fire for the name of her new TV show!

The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt - signed by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin and witnessed by US president Jimmy Carter in 1979 - turned 35 last month. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
08:00 GMT

Should Sisi be elected as president of Egypt as is generally assumed, he will have to decide whether to go along with the cold peace or to take the bold decision to promote cooperation with Israel for the greater benefit of both countries.

Multiple confrontations between students and Egyptian police have taken place at Azhar University in Cairo. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Egyptian riot police have clashed with students once again at Cairo's al Azhar University.

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is well on his way to contend in Egypt's elections (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received over half a million recommendations, well over the 25,000 requirement, according to his campaign's legal advisor.

Dimian noted that the annual meeting between Egypt and the IMF will be scheduled after the presidential elections, slated to take place in May.
03:55 GMT

The interim government is currently preparing a new economic stimulus package that will focus on the industrial, housing and construction, communication and tourism sectors.

April 16, 2014

A recent U.N. report found that 99.3% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

A new report issued Wednesday by a coalition of feminists and human rights groups blames the Egyptian government for not doing enough to stop sexual violence in Egypt.

53 people were killed last year during a pro Morsi protest. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 120 Morsi supporters to three years in prison on Monday.

Assi Helani singing his heart out for kids with cancer at the Cairo Opera House earlier this week (Image: Facebook).
13:24 GMT

Lebanese superstar Assi Helani showed he's not just a talented musician, but he's a humanitarian at heart too!

Will Yousra join Hakim on his latest entertainment venture? (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:51 GMT

Egyptian folklore singer Hakim wants Yousra to be on the judging panel of his latest show “Najm Al Sha’ab” (Star of the People).

Ezz's trial against Zeina isn't going as well as he'd hoped. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:30 GMT

The Ahmed Ezz-Zeina trial is ongoing and they're both having a bad time in court!