Egypt

September 21, 2014

Turns out Ruby and Sameh have been married for five months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:36 GMT

You needn't wonder anymore; Ruby's secret husband's name is inside!

Egypt's Sisi will make first international appearance at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi left Cairo for New York Sunday to attend UN General Assembly meetings, his first international appearance since taking office in June.

Egypt has signed oil and gas exploration deals worth $187 million with several Western companies and a Tunisian firm to cover seven exploration areas.
04:55 GMT

Exploration companies have been hesitant to develop untapped gas finds in Egyptian waters partly because the amount the government pays them barely covers their investment costs.

September 20, 2014

The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.(Image: Al Ahram)
18:40 GMT

The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.

The Sinai militant group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of a top Egyptian police general and the bus bombing of a tour bus carrying South Korean tourists through the SInai. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

A 35-year-old Bedouin man's body was found decapitated in Egypt's southern city of Sheikh Zuweid Friday, believed to be killed by SInai militants responsible for several similar incidents in the same area, including when four decapitated bodies were found about 15 kilometers from the Gaza border.

September 19, 2014

Kuwaiti hottie Halima Poland is spreading her love of Egypt to her fellow celebs. (Image: Twitter)
07:00 GMT

C'mon, Superstars, you've got the fame and the cash to get this tourism things going again!

September 18, 2014

Will Menna be as good a belly dancer as her famous Mama? (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT

Menna Shalabi is getting ready to shake her hips in the upcoming film "Ahl Al Aib" (People of Shame).

Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.

But Egypt wants long-term investments to improve the country's economy, which has been suffering ever since an uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
01:23 GMT

Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.

September 17, 2014

Ramez terrified Athar to death (not literally) on his popular prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:25 GMT

If you thought Ramez Galal and Athar al Hakim have sorted things out by now, think again!

Samir Ghanem has officially filed a complaint against the "Spoiled Girls" producer. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT

Samir Ghanem is one unhappy actor after not getting his cash money for the Ramadan drama.

Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shukri called contents of the EU statement "false charges" (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Egyptian officials summoned EU ambassadors over a "negative" statement on human rights and terrorism in the country.

The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in February. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian authorities have arrested four "terrorist cells" formed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Suze Canal
04:55 GMT

The Suez Canal corridor project planned by a consortium led by Dar Al-Handasah will cost $220 billion over fifteen years, said Ashraf Salman, Egypt's investment minister,

September 16, 2014

An Egyptian misdemeanour appeals court has upheld a previous ruling sentencing construction tycoon Nassef Sawiris to three years of jail time and a LE50 million ($7 million) fine for failing to pay a settlement to Egypt's Tax Authority.
15:52 GMT

The original in-absentia ruling had been appealed in July, but Sawiris, former CEO of construction and fertilizer producer Orascom Construction Industries, failed to attend the appeals court session on Sunday.