Egypt

April 16, 2014

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!

Egyptian celebs were open about wanting Sisi to win the Presidential elections. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:57 GMT

Egyptian celebs are taking on the political stand and announcing Sisi as their fave to win.

Reggae band Meshwar is coming alongside several other musicians to make "3al Ganoob" (To the South) great. (Imageg: Facebook)
06:08 GMT

The three-day festival, stretched between Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, is attracting nearly 1000 visitors and 19 artists who will be performing at various points of the day, right on the beach.

April 15, 2014

529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by Egypt's courts last month (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.

According to immediate reports, two police officers were injured in Tuesday's blast. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT

Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.

Yasmine Hamdan was one of this year's D-CAF performers (Image: Facebook).
07:00 GMT

Performances, public space and the future of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo are explained here.

Could someone as sweet as Hind really be mad at anyone? (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

It's rumored that Hind Sabri is furious with Yasmin Abdulaziz for stealing her "marriage" show idea!

Activists and lawyers have defied the new law, suspecting the government of foul play.
03:55 GMT

Prominent lawyer and former 2012 presidential candidate Khaled Ali went as far as to describe the amended law as "legalised thuggery".

April 14, 2014

Haifa appeared too sexual in her film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
19:59 GMT

Qatari cinema lovers aren't happy about Haifa Wehbe's latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul) being shown in their theaters!

Ghali served under Hosni Mubarak until he was overthrown in January 2011. (AFP/File)
19:41 GMT

Interpol arrested Youssef Boutros Ghali on Monday as he arrived in Paris.

Egyptian construction tycoon Nassef Sawiris, the youngest among the Sawiris siblings, was the first Egyptian and the fourth on the list with a total worth of $6.7bn.
19:04 GMT

The first spot went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which had 39 names on the list, while third went to the United Arab Emirates, which had 14.

16,000 people have been detained since Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

A student loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi was shot dead by Egyptian security forces as clashes took place in Cairo University, also leaving two journalists injured.

Yusra will be starring in a new film about the Egyptian revolution and its consequences from the past three years. (Image: Facebook)
17:44 GMT

Egyptian actress Yusra Al Lawzi will be starring in a new film about Egypt!