Egypt

May 20, 2014

Thousands of Egyptians cross the border every day for work in Libya (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Egypt suspended travel to Libya as of Tuesday due to the ongoing unrest and chaos in its neighboring country.

Bring on the drama, Tamer Hosny!
13:37 GMT

After fans shockingly viewed their fave songster slammed down from the top of a tower in the first promo for his upcoming TV show, Tamer Hosny took the important scene out of secondary promos.

Citizens living in Egypt will head to the polls early next week (Mohammed Mahjoub/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is ahead in the country's election poll, according to expatriate votes.

Militants in the Sinai Peninsula frequently target pipelines. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula have once again bombed a gas pipeline.

Attacks on police and army personnel have become frequent across Egypt since the ouster of Morsi last July. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Three soldiers were killed and nine others were injured early on Tuesday morning in a driveby shooting that took place in Nasr City, east Cairo.

May 19, 2014

Cairo's universities have been the site of many protests and bombings since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT

Multiple people were injured when a bomb detonated at Ain Shams University in eastern Cairo.

Police in Sinai are often targeted by the Egypt-based militant Islamist gorup Ansar Beit Al Maqdis (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed in Minya this weekend, according to the Interior Ministry.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and sentenced to death since Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

A Cairo court acquitted 169 people who are loyal to former president Morsi on Monday.

See? Hala Sidqi's got a smile on her face again.
12:26 GMT

It's not easy to pull out of a depressive state, but after seven years of hanging out in the dark pit of despair, Hala Sidqi is on quest to climb her way out.

Psychedelic folk rock group The Invisible Hands deliver a fab performance to an exuberant crowd in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
10:47 GMT

Psychedelic folk rock group The Invisible Hands deliver a fab performance to an exuberant crowd in Egypt.

"I Fell in Love" star Munther Rihana has returned to filming!
10:39 GMT

The action never seems to stop for Munther Rihana who has just returned to Egypt from filming in his homeland of Jordan.

Karim Abdel Aziz has publicly announced his vote goes to Sis for president.
10:06 GMT

Well, it may not be a direct promotion for presidential candidate Abdel Fatah Al Sisi, but it is certainly about the upcoming election.

No problems here: Rania says she's good friends with Helmy! (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:46 GMT

Apparently, there's a feud between Rania Youssef and Ahmed Helmy over the comedian's new cartoon show!

Egypt consumes 15m tons of wheat per year, according to official figures from the supply ministry.
03:55 GMT

The minister noted that government’s new smartcard bread subsidy system, which offers a maximum of 150 loaves for each citizen per month, is set to be implemented in Cairo “within several days”.

By the end of the current fiscal year the amount spent on subsidies will reach approximately EGP 135bn ($19 billion).
00:53 GMT

Subsidies for petroleum products have been sapping Egypt’s economy and should be addressed as soon as possible,