Egypt

March 11, 2014

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.

Sami Anan, a potential candidate in the Egyptian elections, survived an assassination attempt. (Image courtesy of Asharq Al-Awsat)
09:03 GMT

Sami Anan, Egypt's former army chief of staff and potential presidential contender, said he survived an assassination attempt.

Bassem Youssef questions the crackdown on his show (Image: Facebook)
08:38 GMT

Bassem Youssef can't get a break. His show was suspended by CBC for mocking pro-Sisi campaigns, and now that MBC Masr has picked it up, the signal was intentionally jammed on Friday night. Now he speaks out on presidential candidates' stance on "freedom of expression".

Arabs Got Talent witnessed an incredible success since its first season kicked off three years ago. (Image: Facebook)
07:27 GMT

Scores of Egyptian candidates screened in Egypt's Alexandria for popular TV show Arabs Got Talent; eliminations to continue Thursday in Cairo.

Youssra El Hawary performing at the Oufuqy Music Festival, El Cabina, Alexandria in June 2013
(Image taken by villa photography and posted to Youssra's Facebook page)
05:00 GMT

She's an accordionist, singer, and now radio show host. Youssra El-Hawary's weekly Nogoum FM show features live performances from Egypt's independent musicians.

Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994 and enjoy a productive relationship. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli officials are open to a potential joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt.

March 10, 2014

Riham Abdel Ghafour will soon sound like a Syrian! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.

Egyptian singer Eman El Bahr Darwish after claiming back his title as Head of the Egyptian Musicians’ Union. (Image: Facebook)
13:13 GMT

A court order reinstated Eman Al Bahr Darwish to head of the Egyptian Musician Union, but many of the members are in outrage

Egyptian hotties Tamer Hosny and Mohammad Hamaki are hitting back at each other again.
12:48 GMT

The competition continues between Egyptian stars Tamer Hosny and Mohammad Hamaki.

Sisi siaid that his nomination for presidency is "connected to the people's will". (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has given yet another indication to his intention to run the upcoming presidential elections, reiterating that his nomination would be based on popular will.

Poster of Hakawy festival. Artwork created by one of the artists on AFCA's board (Image: Mohamed El-Ghawy)
10:38 GMT

Between 12 and 18 March, Hanager Arts Centre will hold the Hakawy children's theatre festival. Ahram Online talked to Mohamed El-Ghawy, the main dynamo behind this unique initiative.

Amel is more interested in working on more than one project rather than just working on Amr's "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

Why exactly did Amel Bouchoucha turn down a starring role in Amr Diab's "Fame"?

The recent tension between the two groups may signal the end to the reconciliation talks that both parties have recently been participating in. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

A Fatah official called Hamas "shameful" for its practices of raiding Fatah ceremonies and slammed its allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood.