Egypt

December 7, 2014

A scene from the film Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story. (Image: Google)
14:53 GMT

The Egyptian National Film Festival runs 5-12 December. Screenings are being held in two halls at the Cairo Opera House, in addition to Alexandria's Freedom Centre for Creativity.

The British embassy has indefinitely stopped public services given heightened risks of terrorism in Cairo. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

The British embassy in Cairo suspended public services on Sunday for security reasons. The embassy cites risks of terrorism in particular.

Khaled has promised himself and his fans to fight Hepatitis C like a boss!
11:40 GMT

A new medication provided by the Egyptian government may mean a total cure for Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi's Hepatitis C.

December 6, 2014

Interpol issued arrest warrants for more than 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated figures. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT

Interpol issued arrest warrants for more than 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood affiliated figures.

Egyptian authorities arrest dozens every week near the border. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Egypt's army and border guards arrested 100 illegal migrants attempting to enter Libya.

A still of Bale riding a horse from his upcoming film Exodus. (Image: Variety.com)
06:00 GMT

When Christian Bale landed the part of Moses in Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings", he found unlikely inspiration in Monty Python's irreverent comedy film "Life of Brian."

December 5, 2014

According to Egyptian law, detention without arrest warrant in an unknown location is illegal and could be the basis for a future appeal. (AFP/File)
15:47 GMT

Egyptian authorities have said the recording is fabricated.

Egyptian police officers stand in front of the police academy in Cairo during the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak on Nov. 29, 2014. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
10:57 GMT

A group of political and youth movements has called for peaceful protests against the verdict in squares across Egypt, in a what it called a "revolutionary week".

December 4, 2014

Egypt moved up 20 ranks in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)
15:44 GMT

Egypt ranked 94th in this year’s report, which was released on 3 December, compared to the 114th place last year.

Egyptian family members react to news of their relatives receiving the death penalty. (AFP/File)
11:58 GMT

Human Rights Watch denounced Egypt's decision to sentence 188 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death.

Yacine couldn't have felt happier after his film was finally screened after a decade's ban. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

Mahmoud Yacine celebrated last month when his war film was finally allowed to screen after its 10-year ban!

December 3, 2014

Brent Crude prices fell to their lowest levels since December 2010 at $69.7 for early transactions Sunday.
18:57 GMT

“We will not increase fuel imports because the financial resources are not available,” says EGPC chairman El Molla

President Sisi has been criticized by human rights organizations for cracking down on freedom of speech. (AFP/File)
10:07 GMT

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is to issue a presidential decree that "criminalises insulting the 25 January and 30 June uprisings."

Egypt will host a wonderful line-up of concerts this Holiday. (Image: Albawaba file)
09:40 GMT

Lost for what to do this holiday season? Here's a listing of Christmas and New Year concerts in Egypt!