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The report prepared by the ‎committee tackles controversial issues such as the ‎protest law, sexual harassment, violations of human ‎rights in Sinai Peninsula and prison custody.‎ (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

A national committee led by transitional justice and house of representatives affairs minister Ibrahim El-Heneidy will meet Thursday to make a final review ‎of a report about the situation of human rights in Egypt ‎over the last four years.

October 29, 2014

Ramy Essam is hanging in Sweden. (Image: Facebook)
21:02 GMT

Revolutionary artist Ramy Essam has left his homeland after being harassed by the police.

Nina performing at The Nile Project. (Image: Facebook)
14:26 GMT

Dina El-Wedidi, releases her first album titled 'Turning Back' with a Norwegian label in a concert that took place at the Greek Campus last Friday.

Egypt's universities have witnessed hundreds of protests by students since 2011. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Egyptian police have arrested 34 students following clashes at the country’s universities.

Marwan Khoury is bringing his cool self to Egypt for a festival performance. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT

He loves him some Lebanon, but Marway Khoury is cruisin' over to Egypt to sing for his fans at the 23rd Annual Arabic Music Festival.

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.

October 28, 2014

Soliman pulling Rashwan's shirt in a scene that angered Al Ahly's management
14:51 GMT

Ahly winger Walid Soliman has been handed a four-match suspension and a LE 5000 fine after remonstrating angrily with the referee during the Reds' scoreless stalemate at Assiouty Sport, the Egyptian Football Association announced on its website.

Egypt will create a 20-meter channel along the border with Gaza as a security precaution (File/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Egyptian authorities announced plans to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza following a suicide bombing that killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Youssef has been cast to play the role of Wentworth Miller in the Arabic version of the US TV show "Prison Break." (Image: Cairo Scene)
12:39 GMT

Egyptian heartthrob Amro Youssef is preparing himself for the role of a lifetime as the Middle East sees Prison Break adapted into Arabic.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon paid a surprise visit to Libya this month urging an end to perpetual turmoil. “Let me be clear: if violent confrontations do not cease immediately... prosperity and a better life will be a distant dream”, said Ban. However, as head of a "toothless tiger" organization, how much impact can Ban's urging have?
10:47 GMT

Is Libya becoming a failed state? With so much focus on the Islamic State, it's easy to forget about Libya within the region. Here are 19 things you need to know about Libya’s forgotten conflict.

What is Sherine Abdel Wahab thinking after the verdict came out?
10:21 GMT

Sherine is pretty zipped lipped either for legal reasons or due to shell shock after she was sentenced to six months of jail in court.

"The Price" marks Saba's third participation in an Egyptian film. (Image: Facebook)
09:19 GMT

Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Egyptian actor Amro Youssef deliver a humanitarian message in their new film "The Price."

NGOs in Egypt have faced heavy security surveillance and pressure by authorities for decades. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT

Egyptian airport authorities have barred a Danish Institute for Human Rights official from entering the country over "suspicious training” for Egyptian youth.

Ahlam and Somaya have recently been very praiseful of one another! (Image: Facebook)
07:18 GMT

Ahlam has a new fan: Somaya al Khashab!

October 27, 2014

Adel's got nothing against Khaled.
18:39 GMT

Here's what Adel has to say about the rumors going around that he and Khaled Yousif are on the outs.