Egypt

July 9, 2014

Attacks in Sinai often target police personnel since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi last year (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

At least one soldier died from an explosion in Egypt's Sinai Wednesday.

Lebanon's border with Israel has remained tense since the 2006 war. Israel frequently violates international law however, by illegally entering Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
12:34 GMT

Tensions remain high close to Lebanon's southern border as Israel deployed soldiers along the Kfar Shouba Hills area, while air strikes in Gaza continue.

Is there another side to Sherine Abdel Wahab we don't usually see? (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT

Deeming her attitude totes inapprope, Egyptian actor Sharif Muneer has allegedly filed a lawsuit against the Egyptian singer.

Hassan Al Raddad holding up in the hospital after breaking his leg. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

After breaking his leg recently, Hassan Al Raddad made a TV appearance on the show "Laylah" hosted by Samer Yousri.

Israel's air and naval forces have struck scores of sites across the Gaza Strip overnight, with ground troops arriving on the Strip's borders in advance (AFP/ File).
07:30 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has telephoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to support a ceasefire to halt Israeli military escalations in the Gaza Strip.

Adel Imam has signed up for another set of shows already. (Image: Facebook)
05:02 GMT

No rest for the wicked! Adel Imam is already prepping for next year's holy month.

July 8, 2014

Lara Elayyan is one of the artists headed to the Hayy Festival. (Image: Facebook)
22:05 GMT

Musicians from Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria and Morocco will be making their way to Cairo for the 9th Hayy Festival from July 10-25.

South Sinai’s 62,000 hotel rooms represent approximately 33% of Egypt’s total hotel capacity, according to Egypt’s Hotels Chamber.
16:53 GMT

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, travel advisories issued for the Sinai Peninsula led tourism revenues to decrease in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3bn.

Hassan will need at least 2 weeks to recover from his injury! (Image: Facebook)
12:12 GMT

Hassan al Raddad paid the price for being too active!

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.