Egypt

June 1, 2014

Egyptian President Sisi is expected to give a TV statement after security reasons prevented him from giving his speech in a Cairo square (AFP).
16:19 GMT

Egypt's newly elected President Sisi is expected to give his first presidential statement on Egypt's "new politics", expressing a strong stance on adopting national independence.

Wael will be singing the theme tune for Layla Elwi's upcoming series. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:07 GMT

Egyptian actress Layla Elwi has chosen Lebanese singer Wael Jassar to sing the theme tune for her new TV drama “Shams” (Sun), which is scheduled to air this Ramadan!

Asala was extremely happy for Sisi's win in the the Presidential elections last week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:05 GMT

Asala joined Egyptian celebs by congratulating Al Sisi on winning Egypt’s Presidential elections last week.

Look out for Dalia the TV host soon! (Image: Shakwmakw.com)
11:08 GMT

It's been a long time coming: actress Dalia Al Buhairi returns to TV presenting once again!

Prime Minister Mahlab said he will help make changes to the government if Sisi asks him for help in forming a new government. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Egypt's current prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, said Sunday that he will step down next week when president-elect Abdel Fatah al Sisi is sworn in.

Minnie & Mickey Mouse at Aly & Adam's bday party! (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT

Angham shared her dear friend Asala's happiest moments at her twins' birthday party last week.

Arms smugglers frequently use the Libyan-Egyptian border to transport their goods. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT

Six Egyptian border guards were killed after being targeted by smugglers along the western border region.

Earlier this month, international rating agency Standard and Poor’s affirmed Egypt’s long term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings, putting the country’s outlook at “stable”
03:55 GMT

“A very high turnout might have enhanced the legitimacy of the return to military rule in domestic and international eyes,” the credit agency says

May 31, 2014

Several people were also reportedly injured during the pro-Morsi protest in eastern Cairo (File/AFP)
18:24 GMT

Two women were among the dead after police fired rounds during a rally for ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Friday.

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi won 93 percent of votes during Egypt's presidential election (File/AFP)
13:14 GMT

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has vowed for Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to take his post as the country's new leader on time, according to a legal aide.

Some of the celebs showing their support for Al Sisi. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Nabila Ebeid was faced with a dilemma when she tried to vote in the Presidential elections this week.

The turnout was low, but Sisi won the majority votes. Now it's time for Egypt to calm down and become stable (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Sisi won 93 percent of Egypt's votes despite an embarrassing turnout of only around 46 percent of voters. Will the country be satisfied with the results, or does turmoil lie ahead?

May 30, 2014

The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a "terrorist group" in December 2013 (File/AFP)
12:39 GMT

President Adly Mansour cancelled ousted leader Mohamed Morsi's decree to pardon 52 men, imprisoned on terrorism charges.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won an overwhelming majority of votes on Thursday (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The EU hailed Egypt's presidential elections as "democratic and free" as Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won the majority of votes, Thursday.

May 29, 2014

The 16-year-old is said to have driven a tuk tuk on the wrong side of the road (File/AFP)
19:28 GMT

A 16-year-old boy was shot dead in Cairo by a police officer over a traffic dispute where the teen was allegedly driving down the wrong side of the road, Thursday.