Egypt

November 19, 2014

Egypt's army launched an extensive campaign against militants amid increasing violence in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Seven civilians and three militants were killed after a mortar shell hit a home in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, a security source said.

Al-Azhar University and Cairo University were scenes of some of the worst student-led violence during last year's academic terms. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Police stormed Al-Azhar University on Tuesday afternoon after student protesters torched a faculty member's car on the Cairo campus.

Fans have started looking through pictures from Ahmed's latest film "Made in Egypt" to see if the tumor was present.
06:34 GMT

Ahmed Helmy recently shocked fans with the disheartening news of his spinal cancer, and now circulating pictures from his latest film reveal that his tumor was present at the time of shooting.

November 18, 2014

Elsalamawy said that he was unable to confirm the figures but stated that “Solar energy does not constitute a significant portion of the energy in Egypt”.
18:47 GMT

Egyptian electricity production generated from solar energy dropped by 48% in 2012/13 compared to the year 2011/12.

Abbott versus Putin: who would win in a shirtless face off? Both men boast sizeable pecs and larger than life egos, but would Putin really stand a chance against Abbott’s Iron Man trained bod? And it takes a real man to pull off a hot pink swim cap.
16:21 GMT

Putin and Abbott turned the G-20 Summit into a 6-Pack Parade so Albawaba dives into the Middle East to dig out some shirt-less men. Not for the faint-hearted! A parade of 6 packs from Russia to the Arab world.

Images from some of the characters Nadia played in three of her many famous films. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:59 GMT

This year, Cairo International Film Festival honored one of Egyptian cinema's great beauties, Nadia Lutfi. Inside is an intriguing interview with her from 1975.

A shot from the festival's activities on Nov 13. (Image: JPost)
10:47 GMT

The oud (Middle Eastern lute) was represented, in the Oud Festival’s Egyptian music concert last week, and it was nothing less than very charming.

Egypt’s university campuses have witnessed regular anti-government demonstrations since the military ouster of Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

Egyptian university students have held fresh protests, slamming unabated security crackdown by the government forces.

November 17, 2014

Egypt's foreign ministry released a statement Monday condemning the ISIL killing of American Peter Kassig, the fifth beheading of a Western hostage by the militant group. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT

Egypt's foreign ministry released a statement Monday condemning the killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig by ISIL militants.

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
09:34 GMT

Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

The CIFF runs from 10-20 November. (Image: Medafricatimes.com)
08:58 GMT

Ahram Online looks at four films screened during the Cairo Intl Film Festival - Dancing with Maria, Los Hongos, Magic Arena and Red, Blue, Yellow - as different takes on the artists' lives and practice.

Political parties in Egypt have raised concerns about the country's controversial protest law during meetings with the PM. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with Egypt's political group, Independence Current, as part of a series of sessions with political groups in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary election.

November 16, 2014

Khaled Al Sawi shows his game face. (Image: Twitter)
14:19 GMT

So what if he has been diagnosed with a disheartening disease, Khaled Al Sawi is determined to kick some serious Hepatitis C in the booty.

Do you find the gown as daring as they say?
11:42 GMT

Tsk-tsk, Ms. Wehbe. The Lebanese diva draws more negative attention her way with a scandalous gown on set the talent show "Star Academy". She's clearly doing her part to provide Kardashian equivalent entertainment for the Middle East!