Egypt

March 20, 2014

Bassem Youssef is one of Al-Shorouk’s most prominent op-ed contributors and his weekly op-ed is published every Tuesday. (Image: Facebook)
11:04 GMT

Satirist Bassem Youssef is never too far from controversy; this time he's being accused of plagiarizing his latest op-ed for Al Shorouk newspaper.

Mubarak is also on trial for killing protesters during the January 2011 uprising . (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

A Cairo criminal court has adjourned to 27 March the trial in which former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, are accused of embezzling LE125 million ($17.9 million) for the renovation of presidential palaces.

Faten Hamama shared her happiness over the current state of entertainment in Egypt.
05:00 GMT

In a rare public profile setting, Faten Hamama shared her excitement for the country's current entertainment scene on air the program "Al Ashirah Masa" (10PM).

March 19, 2014

"Wadjda" makes it way into the new art cinema house (Image: Facebook)
13:03 GMT

The first art house cinema in Egypt raises its curtain to the Saudi female directed film "Wadjda".

A very hipster looking Khaled Abol Naga (Image: Facebook).
12:34 GMT

Film festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Berlin are more important than American film awards, claims the Egyptian filmmaker, and here's why.

Saeed and his wife were asleep when their flat caught fire this week. (Image: Hawa Jordan)
10:39 GMT

Bad news for actor Saeed Saleh this week who had to escape his burning home with his wife.

Egypt's Sinai peninsula has been a site of frequent militant attacks targeting security officials (File Archive/AFP)
10:25 GMT

Two Egyptian security officials were killed during a raid Wednesday in their attempt to uncover a jihadist hideout north of Cairo.

The Egyptian businessmen desire to invest more in Sudan and cooperate in the agriculture sector
09:55 GMT

The volume of Egyptian investments in Sudan reached $7.8 billion spread among 230 ventures.

Economists polled by Reuters in January saw 2 percent growth for the year ending June 2014.
03:55 GMT

Ashraf Al-Arabi said Egypt had spent 25 billion Egyptian pounds ($3.59 billion) of 64 billion pounds pledged in stimulus packages, with much of that money coming in aid from the United Arab Emirates.

March 18, 2014

Who's really telling the truth between Zeina and Ahmed Ezz? (Image: Albawaba edit)
15:47 GMT

Every day brings new secrets about Ahmed Ezz and Zeina with it. What did we find out about them today?

Egyptian police have been accused of using excessive force to disperse protestors. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced four policemen for their involvement in the death of 37 detainees who died in a police vehicle.

NCHR called the crackdown on the pro-Morsi sit in at Rabaa al-Adaqwiya "outrageous and brutal". (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT

The National Council for Human Rights held a press conference on Monday to release its final report on the circumstances that surrounded the dispersal of a pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camp last summer. According to their statistics, 632 people died and 1,492 were injured.

No bars anymore for Safinaz!
10:21 GMT

After going into custody for allegedly violating her contract with an Egyptian hotel, Armenian belly dancer Safinaz has been set free.

If he runs in the elections, Sisi is widely expected to win the presidency by a landslide. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi reshuffled top regional army posts on Monday, including the heads of Egypt's second army and Egypt's southern military zone.

March 17, 2014

Rania Youssef musters up more television drama for the summer (Image: Facebook)
13:28 GMT

Commonly known for her cinema success, Rania Youssef has made the decision to only do television dramas this year. Find out why.