Egypt

October 16, 2014

Over 100 students were arrested for protesting during the first two days of their academic year, according to a HRW report (File/AFP)
13:50 GMT

Human Rights Watch has condemned the mass arrests of over 100 Egyptian students by security forces in October alone.

Naglaa will soon be returning to the spotlight with a new TV series in store! (Image: Facebook)
13:06 GMT

Egyptian actress Naglaa Fathi turned down one million dollars to star in a TV series based on her own life!

A vehicle drives in a deserted road as smoke billows during clashes between soldiers and Islamists who control Benghazi, the country's second biggest city, on October 15, 2014. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Libya's Operation Dignity and Egyptian officials deny earlier reports that Egypt's warplanes were involved in targeting Islamist sites in Benghazi

Hakim has certainly had better days than right now. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

He's no "Star of the People", that's for sure!

We love seeing her on the Arab Idol judging panel, and soon we'll get to see her on another screen. (Image: Facebook)
06:48 GMT

Nancy Ajram has spread her love across the North African country before, and she's doing it again.

October 15, 2014

Menna Shalabi ain't so shabby! She's landed another role in the acting arena.
15:59 GMT

"Ahel Al Ayeb" (People of Shame) has cheeky actress Menna Shalabi as the leading lady.

It may not be all fun in the sun, but Mohamed Hamaki isn't in a rush to get his film ready for Ramadan.
15:04 GMT

So what if this is his big debut into the cinematic stream of entertainment, Egyptian singer Mohammad Hamaki says it's not worth it to rush to get the drama ready for Ramadan 2015.

The US announced in September plans to send the Apaches to Egypt to support counter-terrorism efforts. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT

Ending a year long freeze on military aid amid unrest, the US sent 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt this week to aid in the anti-IS campaign.

Marcel may be the most famed of the Khalife artists, but his sons have some talent too. (Image: MarcelKhalife.com)
13:52 GMT

Marcel, Rami and Bachar Khalife have to come together as a dynamic trio and will be showing what they got in Cairo and Alexandria on October 24-25th.

Zeina is mad at Ezz and she's letting it all out on her Instagram account! (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:29 GMT

It's no more Mrs Nice Guy for Zeina, who "indirectly" referred to Ahmed Ezz as "not a real man" this week!

Egypt has witnessed a series of bombings and assassinations since the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

A strong blast ripped through a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured.

The seven men were found guilty of killing 25 Egyptian soldiers in an ambush last year (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to death after finding them guilty of killing 25 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula last year.

October 14, 2014

Student clashes with police have been commonplace since former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted in 2013 (File/AFP)
19:01 GMT

Up to 30 students were arrested in Alexandria University following clashes with security forces Tuesday, according to an interior ministry statement.

Egypt’s real GDP in FY 2013/2014 reached 2.2 percent, almost the same as in the preceding fiscal year.
13:47 GMT

The Egyptian Finance Ministry expects gross domestic product (GDP) to climb steadily and to reach 6 percent in FY 2017/18 as private sector investment rises to 15 percent of GDP.

Yousif Shabaan's health speculations leave fans on tenterhooks (Image: Facebook)
12:50 GMT

Is Yousif Shabaan suffering poor health or has a lot of commotion been made over a business as usual health check-up?