Egypt

December 24, 2014

Egypt, China to cooperate in coal power generation (Image Egyptian coal power plant).
17:46 GMT

The two countries will sign 25 agreements primarily within the realms of energy and transport with 7 of them focusing on coal-powered plants

Mohamed Salah
14:13 GMT

The Egyptian has made just six appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho this season and is one of a number of names on the Nerazzurri's January wish list

Mohamed Mounir will be traveling with world music group Dissidenten. (Image: Facebook)
06:15 GMT

Danka, Dissidenten! Mohamed Mounir is unbelievably excited to make music around Europe with the German rock band.

December 23, 2014

Mehleb Witnessed the Signing Ceremony
19:57 GMT

Project to provide technical and financial support to industrial facilities in line with environmental laws for pollution reduction

Bassem Youssef was named one of "100 most influential people in the world" by Time magazine in 2013. (AFP/File)
18:31 GMT

Bassem Youssef and his company Q-Soft were fined millions of dollars by The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration for poking fun at Egypt's military leaders.

A pipeline carrying gas supplies to Jordan was blown up in north Sinai by militants Tuesday. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT

Security forces in Egypt increased security in north Sinai after militants attacked a gas pipeline, which provides gas to Jordan Tuesday.

30 billion EGP in savings
11:16 GMT

The fall in oil prices is good news for the Egyptian government which in July slashed fuel subsidies, raising pump prices by up to 78 percent.

December 22, 2014

This is the second time that the crossing has opened to Palestinians in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip since one of the deadliest attacks on Egyptian soldiers took place in North Sinai in October. (AFP/File)
18:48 GMT

Egyptian authorities announced on Monday the extension of the opening of Rafah border crossing for an additional day, after initially planning to open the border Sunday and Monday only.

Al-Jazeera's move to take its Egypt channel off the air comes amid attempts by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to to mend the relationship between the two countries after months of tensions over Doha's support to the banned Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
17:48 GMT

Qatar's controversial Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (Al-Jazeera Egypt) announced on Monday that it is broadcasting its last news items before closure, as reconciliation efforts to mend tensions between Egypt and Qatar continue.

President Sisi and the special envoys of the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz recently met for a meeting. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT

Egyptian relations with the Gulf states, especially Qatar, are essential to regional stability.

A glut of wheat for the throngs of Egyptians (Image courtesy of oregonstate.edu)
11:26 GMT

Egypt signed contracts for 240,000 tonnes of French wheat and 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat, at an average price of $273.94 per tonne to be delivered in January, the minister of supply and internal trade, Khaled Hanafi, said Sunday.

The Egyptian army conducted a series of raids in the north Sinai over the past three days, leading to 45 arrests. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Fourteen alleged militants were killed and 45 others arrested by the Egyptian army during a series of raids in north Sinai.

Omar Khairat performing in Dubai this December. (Image: Facebook)
09:45 GMT

Egyptians love them some Omar Khairat at the piano keys. He's back for another gig next week.

Over 600 Gazans have entered Egypt since the Rafah border crossing opened. (AFP/File)
06:08 GMT

Egypt temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. It had been closed since October 2014.

Hamlet by The Globe theatre. (Image:: from Bibliotheca Alexandrina's promotional material)
04:00 GMT

London's famous Globe Theatre brings Hamlet to Alexandria, Egypt, as part of the London theatre troupe's two-year world tour.