Egypt

January 20, 2015

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi assures the public that he is not "targeting" young people. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
07:36 GMT

The Minister of Interior is in the process of identifying wrongly accused youth to be released before January 25th, 2015.

Qatar’s support for former Egyptian Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood created tensions with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
04:55 GMT

Qatar’s emir will attend an economic summit due to take place in Egypt in mid-March, sources from both countries said on Monday, in a sign of easing political tension between the Arab states

January 19, 2015

Sharif Muneer is so sad over the loss of his friend.
10:41 GMT

Egyptian producer Mohammad Hassan Ramzi passed away last Tuesday, and his actor friend Sharif Muneer is taking it hard.

Egypt's pound hits weakest official level since December 2012
10:31 GMT

The central bank let the Egyptian pound depreciate on the official market for the first time since July, allowing it to reach 7.19 pounds per dollar, its weakest level since auctions began in December 2012.

Hamama began her career at the age of 7 after being discovered via a school talent contest. (Image: The Daily Star)
07:37 GMT

It was a sad Sunday for Egypt as thousands gathered to say goodbye to Arab cinema's timeless actress Faten Hamama.

The high interest in buying investment certificates for the Suez Canal project was part of the reason why Egypt witnessed stabilisation in 2014, the report said.
04:55 GMT

Egypt gained notable improvements in confidence, exports and manufacturing, according to the World Bank’s report in January , which highlighted 1.2% growth for 2014.

January 18, 2015

'He can't leave' - Mourinho on Salah future
15:45 GMT

The Egypt international has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and has been heavily linked with a move away, but the Blues boss expects to retain the winger

Dalia Al Buhairi looks good in blonde. (Image: Facebook)
11:07 GMT

It's a new year and a new look for Dalia Al Buhairi. She's got some golden locks for 2015.

The "offensive" Facebook picture that landed Ahmed in hot water with Haifa's fans. (Image: Facebook)
10:30 GMT

Young Eyptian actor Ahmed el Fishawi is in hot water for grabbing Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe's "ass"!

Screenshot from Sharmoofers' music video "Ot w Far". (Image: YouTube)
10:07 GMT

Sharmoofers new music video "Ot w Far" (Cat and Mouse) has more than 150k hits on YouTube.

Yusri passed away on Friday evening after a long struggle with kidney failure. (Image: MBC.net)
08:54 GMT

Egyptian actor Yusri Mustafa died on Friday evening after a losing battle with kidney disease.

Abe said the Middle East is very important to Japan, which provides support to the region’s stability, especially its war against terrorism and extremism.
08:40 GMT

The financial aid will include other sectors such as infrastructure and technology, part of a total aid package for the Middle East amounting to $2.5bn.

Carole has officially stepped down from The X Factor in season 2. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

Will this Egyptian young talent be able to fill Carole Samaha's shoes in season 2 of The X Factor?


Egypt has cracked down on the underground smuggling of goods and weapons to Gaza in recent weeks. However, army intelligence believes tunnels as long as three kilometers in length may still remain. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Egyptian armed forces found and destroyed a 1,200 meter smuggling tunnel running from Sinai to Gaza. The tunnel held a large quantity of explosives and mortar shells.

January 17, 2015

Hamama was one of Egypt’s most prominent actresses in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. (Image: Al Ahram)
22:56 GMT

Legendary Egyptian actress sadly passed away on Saturday, much to the dismay of her Arab fans.