Egypt

September 15, 2014

Egypt's trade balance deficit dropped to LE9.09 billion ($1.27 billion) in June 2014, the state-run statistical body CAPMAS reported Monday.
05:55 GMT

The figure represents a 63.5 percent decrease compared to the same month in 2013, when the deficit stood at LE24.88 billion ($3.48 billion).

September 14, 2014

The symbol of  Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which Egypt classified as a terrorist organization in April (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.

Amr Diab was ditched for Ramy Ayach at Shams' big day.
18:13 GMT

Hmm, why the eleventh hour wedding singer switcheroo on Sham's big day?!

Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has demanded the renewal of Interpol’s red notices against Brotherhood members residing in Qatar and Turkey (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT

Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.

Maryhane confirmed that her sis is officially a wifey! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

The suspension is over! Egyptian actress Ruby's sister Maryhane has opened up to reveal that the rumors are true: Ruby is married!

U.S. Secretary John Kerry meets with Sisi in the presidential palace, September 13, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:43 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the international coalition needs to combat all terrorist groups, not only IS, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
07:45 GMT

Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.

September 13, 2014

A group of 15 journalists released a statement Saturday saying they would start a sit-in at the Press Syndicate and hunger strike until Monday. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.

September 11, 2014

Abdel Nour said the government has begun taking concrete steps to address the current energy crisis in Egypt.
22:49 GMT

This came during an expanded meeting held by Abdel Nour with a delegation from the US State Department.

Mohammad Subhi should be back at his acting best before long. (Image: Wikipedia)
08:00 GMT

Intense pain sent Egyptian actor Mohammad Subhi to the hospital where ended up going under the knife for his heart.

September 10, 2014

The report also expects no near-term International Monetary Fund (IMF) engagement with Egypt.
16:31 GMT

Sufficient aid will be available to Egypt through external bilateral assistance from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to a Thursday report by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Hisham Abbas revealed that he is trying to convince famous Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo to star in the film with him to support him.
10:24 GMT

Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas will star in his first film directed by Yasser Zayed and is seeking a certain belly dancer to star alongside him.

Khaled Salim, normally so happy, burst into tears when he remembered the legendary Algerian singer Wardah (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:29 GMT

Egyptian singer Khaled Salim cried upon remembering the late Algerian singer Wardah.

Hannan Turk remarried, and now her ex husband Khaled Khatab has too! (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:23 GMT

After several failed attempts to win his ex-wife Hannan Turk back, Khaled Khatab has moved on and married a younger woman.

Egyptians expressed dissatisfaction with ongoing power outages. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Egyptians held multiple protests across the country to voice their displeasure over Egypt's economy.