Egypt

March 12, 2014

Let's be for real, Rami Sabri's resemblance to Amr Diab is a little uncanny (Image: Facebook).
12:42 GMT

Rami Sabri assured viewers of the TV show "Biwodooh" (Clarity) that his uncanny resemblance to Amr Diab is mere coincidence.

Palestinians wait for relatives coming from Egypt at the Rafah border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on March 9, 2014. Egyptian authorities partially opened the Rafah crossing for two days to allow pilgrims and stranded Palestinians to cross. (AFP)
12:27 GMT

Egypt's government is cracking down on all links and ties to Gaza, which is ruled by Muslim Brotherhood-backing Hamas, and has closed the Rafah border.

The Cairo Jazz Festival is back for its 6th edition this March. (Image: Facebook)
12:19 GMT

The 6th edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival returns to host live and ‘beyond stage’ performances from local and international acts as well as workshops and masterclasses at multiple venues.

"Noah" is making waves all across the Middle East (Image: Film poster from Facebook)
11:51 GMT

With Al Azhar adamantly against the Biblical tale of "Noah" screening in Egyptian cinemas, some film makers are rocking the boat the other way.

Can you imagine these ladies all conservative all of a sudden? (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:39 GMT

This year, three provocative actresses will put on the Islamic Hijab. What's the mystery behind this though?

A bus from an Egyptian news channel was previously attacked and destroyed by pro-Morsi supporters earlier this week (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:34 GMT

At least two bombs exploded in Egypt Tuesday evening with one detonating near the Israeli embassy.

Elham may be living a great life in reality, but in her new drama series she’s a woman living an emotional turmoil! (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Elham Shahin will be playing a dramatic emotional role this Ramadan.

March 11, 2014

Here's the new and improved Somaya Al Khashab sans surgery (Image: Facebook)
21:11 GMT

With weight loss so fast and drastic, the assumption of some is that Somaya Al Khashab had surgery. The Egyptian actress claims this strict diet gets the actual credit.

Sisi is expected to announce his bid for the presidency soon (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi arrived in the UAE Tuesday after the UAE followed KSA's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

Hamas political bureau deputy head Moussa Abu Marzouk wrote on Facebook this week that Palestinians "cannot do without" Egypt's security (Courtesy of Haaretz)
13:07 GMT

Hamas leadership told media this week that it will "not foster animosity" with Egypt regardless of the fact that Cairo has officially banned the Palestinian group's activities.

Insurance companies in Egypt had to pay 45.5 percent more in claims in 2012-13 than the year prior due to the uprising in the country (File Archive/AFP)
12:27 GMT

One of the world's leading property and insurance companies AIG is set to expand in Egypt.

Will Zeina and Ahmed ever see to eye for the sake of her twins? (Image: Facebook)
11:28 GMT

Zeina's life doesn't seem to be getting any easier, as Ahmed Ezz is refusing to take a paternity test to prove that the twins aren't his.

The UAE has pledged significant sums of money to help rebuild Egypt and support it on its path to truly representative government
10:55 GMT

The announcement of a $40 billion (AED150bn) deal to build low-cost housing in Egypt is good news for that country and for the UAE, commented a local daily.

Thin and pale, Nour El Sharif's public appearance raises concerns over his health (Image captured from youtube)
10:21 GMT

Public concern has been raised for awhile over the Egyptian actor's health, but never have we seen him so thin and pale.

Safinaz is in some hot water (Image courtesy of sarayanews.com).
10:11 GMT

She's caught between a contract and a hard place. Safinaz is allegedly being sued by hotel "Al Nabilah" for breach of contract and may face deportation.