Egypt

November 12, 2014

The government declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October. (AFP/File)
09:35 GMT

Ten civilians were injured in a bomb blast in Egypt's Sinai.

November 11, 2014

Annual inflation reached its highest rate in nearly four years a year ago, then began falling until the fuel price hikes in July.
21:04 GMT

Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation quickened to 11.8 percent in October from 11.1 percent in September

Arafat was always vague about his upbringing. He claimed to have been born in Jerusalem in 1929, but may actually have been born in Cairo. He studied engineering in Egypt, and is thought to have gained military experience with the Egyptian army around the time of the 1956 Suez crisis.
15:37 GMT

Yasser Arafat's checkered legacy remembered in 10 flashpoint images that remind us it wasn't all black and white for the Palestinian icon-- reviled and revered in equal measure- who knew controversy and divisions - of his own people as well as his beef with Israel and the international community who, in his time, closed rank with the US and Israel.

Maali Zayed, who had cancer, died on Monday November 10, 2014. (Image: Sada Elbalad)
15:35 GMT

The 61-year-old was one of Egypt’s most celebrated actresses in the 80s, with roles varying from comedy to melodrama.

The Egyptian government classifies the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (AFP/File)
13:25 GMT

Since September, Egyptian authorities have demoted over 200 senior teachers with alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Before Mubarak's fall, Egyptian media only ran official statements about the army, but after the uprising criticism of the military became widespread (AFP file photo).
10:33 GMT

Journalists and activists fear that if implemented, the law would end general coverage of the military, which wields major political and economic influence.

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhamad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, with the actor Adel Imam at #SIBF14. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT

Egyptian actor Adel Imam praised Saudi Arabia and UAE’s support to Egypt during the turbulent political situation it recently went through.

The Egypt lovin' actress has left her mark on cinema.
09:19 GMT

After only a brief illness caused by excessive smoking, Maali Zayed died Monday afternoon.

Israel is an oasis in the region for LGBT communities. (AFP file photo)
08:18 GMT

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

Critics of the NGO law say it allows for the same security surveillance they were subjected to before the 2011 uprising, as well as specifying long jail terms for those who violate the law. (AFP/File)
08:07 GMT

A government ultimatum for NGOs to register under a law they say will restrict their activities expired on Monday.

Ahmad Makky has given a thumbs up to push forward for a fifth sequel of his drama.
06:45 GMT

The show will go on, no matter what his friends think!

Shell reached an agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum on shale gas pricing for which Shell will begin production trials soon.
04:55 GMT

“Shell Egypt will not work in deep water research and exploration after its experience in the Mediterranean, which cost us millions of dollars.”

November 10, 2014

Lucy is ready to reel again.
14:12 GMT

It's been awhile since we've seen her on the silver screen, but Ruby is back in business come next holy month in "Wali Al Ahed" (The Crown Prince).

Ansar Beit al Maqdis has claimed responsibility for multiple high-profile attacks across Egypt. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT

Egyptian militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis purportedly swore allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group and called on Egyptians to take up arms against the government.