Egypt

December 12, 2014

Salma Hayek to portray Egyptian woman in new movie. (Image: Facebook)
11:55 GMT

They've been pretty much absent from films, in heroine roles at least, but Salma Hayek is hoping to remedy the lack of Arab women in cinema.

December 11, 2014

The visit lasted several hours after which El-Sisi returned to Egypt. It comes ten days after Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo for similar talks. (AFP/File)
21:31 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II agreed in a meeting in Amman on Thursday on the necessity of a political solution to the Syrian conflict and the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Ahly squad
15:42 GMT

Al-Ahly become one of the most successful clubs in the world in terms of the number of championships won, with 129 official championships under its belt – a number that has not been surpassed by any other team in the world.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first visit to Jordan since becoming leader in June. (AFP/Getty)
14:31 GMT

Egypt's premier Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah on his first visit to the kingdom Thursday.

Egyptian stars Nadia Lufti and Ahmed Helmy care about each other.
10:01 GMT

After showing constant concern while her co-patriot artist was in the US for surgery, Egyptian actress Nadia Lufti was the first star that Ahmed Helmy rang when he returned to home soil.

December 10, 2014

Some rights groups have already shut their offices in Egypt, including a democracy watchdog founded by former US president Jimmy Carter. (AFP/File)
18:39 GMT

An Egyptian human rights group has said it will transfer its regional and international activities abroad because the state is hostile towards civil society groups.

BP is one of the largest foreign investors in Egypt, which wants foreign companies to help ease one of its worst energy crises in decades.
15:53 GMT

British oil major BP plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt over the next five years.

Jamal's career has certainly not been affected by the Syrian Actors Syndicate's decision to expel him. (Image: Facebook)
12:35 GMT

Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!

White Sugar” is slated for its world premiere on 14 of December at the Dubai Film Festival. (Image: dailynewsegypt.com)
10:33 GMT

White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.

Sherine is a lively judge on The Voice; would be a shame to lose her as one! (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT

Rumor has it that The Voice judge Sherine Abdel Wahab won't be making a return to its season 3!

Still image from Ganzeer's visual interpretation of the U2 song Volcano. (Image: Ahram)
08:04 GMT

U2's Films of Innocence, launched online for only 24 hours, is based on the thirteenth studio album by the Irish rock band.

December 9, 2014

Egypt was brought in November in front of the UN’s top human rights body for a litany of rights abuses, including its crackdown, mass arrests and unfair trials targeting mainly Mursi supporters, journalists and activists, described as “unprecedented in recent history.” (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced leading political activist and blogger Ahmed Douma to three years in prison for "insulting court judges."

According to the Egyptian Government, the upcoming phase will witness noticeable activity in investments in the transport and logistics sector.
14:49 GMT

A trade mission of 50 major Italian companies in the energy and logistics sector will hold investment talks during a visit to Cairo in February.

 
Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan.
14:33 GMT

Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan