Egypt

August 18, 2014

Egypt's security forces are often targeted ever since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT

An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.

A scene from "Women's Prison." (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT

Nelly Karim's daughter was not allowed to watch her mum's successful Ramadan TV drama "Sijn El Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).

Ahmed is terribly upset by the pirating of his films. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT

Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy has vowed to never produce another film again, but has quickly changed his mind. Why?

"Copts Island" takes a closer look at the region's top minority. (Image: courtesy of Copts Island Facebook)
08:00 GMT

The documentary by Ahmed Rashwan is a significant step in cinematic portrayals of Egypt's largest minority.

Morsi is accused of collaborating with foreign organizations. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.

August 17, 2014

Suez Canal investment certificate yields will be paid to certificate-holders from annual revenues, after one year of drilling the canal, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez announced Friday.
19:35 GMT

The certificates, agreed upon by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a source of financing the new Suez Canal project, will be issued through public sector banks over a period of 5 years.

Tamer's concert failures have resulted in serious losses for the festivals' organizers. (Image: Facebook)
14:26 GMT

Tamer Hosny's severe lack of ticket sales in two Tunisian festivals have proved that he's not so popular there!

Ramez at his father's funeral this week. (Image: Facebook)
13:33 GMT

A number of celebrities stood by their friend Ramez Galal 's side at his father's funeral on Sunday.

Zeina and Ezz didn't speak to each other during their brief meeting at the funeral. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:06 GMT

Ahmed Ezz and Zeina happened to be in the same room for the first time since her return from the US with his twins!

Nelly will be one of the judges deciding whether YOU can dance or not! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT

Nelly Karim is taking on a new exciting project involving dancing and MBC TV!

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Azzam al-Ahmad said he was "optimistic" about reaching a long-term peace agreement with Israel (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.

Nour Ashour knows how to move his fingers around a saxophone. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

Love some saxophone? Live in Egypt or wish you did? Then get a load of this.

Egyptian exports of natural gas and derivatives declined by approximately 75% during June to $19m,
04:55 GMT

Egypt has ceased exporting gas to Jordan several times this year due to the tense situation in Sinai and multiple explosions on the export pipeline.

August 16, 2014

The head of the Al-Wafd Party El-Sayed Al-Badawi, who last year traveled to Sudan to discuss the situation in Egypt with high ranking officials. (AFP File Photo)
18:20 GMT

A number of political parties that came into being after the 2011 revolution have said that they are in serious negotiations to join the electoral alliance led by the country's oldest liberal party, the Wafd Party.

Macbeth is one of the greatest classic theatre productions ever performed. (Image courtesy of Al Ahram Weekly)
15:14 GMT

Performances began on the 15th and will continue for more than a week of theatre fun.