Egypt

October 20, 2014

Over 500 students have been expelled for protesting. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

Egyptian students have launched a week-long campaign to protest security forces on campuses.

Amal Maher is in the studio! (Image: Facebook)
07:21 GMT

She's got a new album on the way, but Amal Maher needs her fans to help choose its title.

October 19, 2014

Mohammad better sort out the disputes before Ramadan lands on our doorsteps in 2015! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:59 GMT

Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan has been temporarily banned from acting.

Tamer received an honorary plaque from the Canadian University in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
12:09 GMT

The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.

Hamada and Mervat star in the new comedy film My Mother-in-Law Loves Me. (Image: Facebook)
11:24 GMT

Most actors would argue over minor things in their work, but when it comes to Egyptian singer-turned-actor Hamada Hilal, Mervat Amin comes first!

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s most recognized schoolgirl, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (shared with an Indian activist who battled child labor). The survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, Malala advocates for education. She is the second Pakistani to be awarded the prize, and - at 17-years-old - the youngest.
11:00 GMT

Take that Maher! Malala's Nobel Peace Prize helps to prove how wrong Bill Maher's comments about Islam were. Here are more Muslim Nobel Laureates that prove him wrong!

Celebs celebrating May Salim's daughter's bday. (Image: Twitter)
09:53 GMT

Egyptian actress May Salim sent a social media shout out to her celebrity pals Tamer Hosny and wife Basma Bosil, thanking them for attending her daughter's birthday party.

Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama! (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:42 GMT

Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama!

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, a jihadist group based in Sinai, has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Egypt's security forces.
09:20 GMT

Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating a recent RPG attack in North Sinai, which killed three policemen and injured seven others.

Citigroup announced that it intends to exit its consumer business in Egypt, along with its businesses in other 10 countries.
04:55 GMT

It said that these steps will focus on the markets that have the “greatest scale and growth potential”.

October 17, 2014

An Egyptian man stands beside the aftermath of a powerful car bomb attack in Cairo (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

A twin bomb attack outside a mosque in Delta city left at least 11 people injured, according to Egypt's state television.

Adel Imam's Facebook pic with Angelina Jolie doing humanitarian work in Egypt. (Image courtesy of www.nabd-qloop.com)
05:00 GMT

Adel Imam remembers the good old days with Angelina Jolie. You know, when he met her on a humanitarian mission that one time.

The government intends to organise the summit on 21-22 February 2015 in Sharm El-Sheikh,
01:11 GMT

Tourism Ministry books 600 hotel rooms in Sharm El-Sheikh for participants, Finance Ministry offers 9 PPP projects

October 16, 2014

Over 100 students were arrested for protesting during the first two days of their academic year, according to a HRW report (File/AFP)
13:50 GMT

Human Rights Watch has condemned the mass arrests of over 100 Egyptian students by security forces in October alone.

Naglaa will soon be returning to the spotlight with a new TV series in store! (Image: Facebook)
13:06 GMT

Egyptian actress Naglaa Fathi turned down one million dollars to star in a TV series based on her own life!