Egypt

January 16, 2015

An August report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights documented 36 cases, or 63 citizens, being charged with 'blasphemy' from 2011 to the end of 2012 under a shady law from the country's 1982 penal code. (AFP/File)
19:21 GMT

A look into the restive nation's increasingly troubling relationship with those who don't believe.

January 15, 2015

Nadia in one of her daring film scenes with Egyptian actor Farouq el Fishawi. (Image: Kemo1000.blogspot.com)
10:34 GMT

Kuwaiti journalist May al Aydan was prosecuted for referring to Egyptian actress Nadia al Jundi as a "sex expert"!

Saed in a scene from his popular comedy film "Atata and Limbi." (Image: Almazmix.com)
08:31 GMT

Rumor has it that Mohammad Saed can't get an actress to stick around at any of his film projects. Hmmm!

A spike in Islamist militant insurgency in the Sinai has taken Egypt by storm over the last year, where militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for killing at least a dozen people by decapitation. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

Three more decapitated bodies were found in the restive North Sinai governorate Wednesday, according to one security source, following a troubling trend of brutal Islamist militant insurgency in the area.

January 14, 2015

Layla Elwi is bringing drama to the drama. (Image: cropped from Facebook)
19:53 GMT

She's taking forever to sign the contract for the show she had verbally agreed to star in, and now the makers of the drama are in crisis. Here's why.

Mohamed Hassan Ramzy has passed. (Image: elcinema.com)
15:34 GMT

Egypt's well known producer Mohamed Hassan Ramzy passed away in London on Monday.

Sisi made the ban based on a law stipulating that “the cabinet has the right to ban publications offensive to religion or publications promoting erotica in a way that can disturb the public peace.” (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi banned all foreign publications that insult religion in light of recent Charlie Hebdo publication.

Half of Egypt's population lives in informal slum areas, according to statements from urban development and slum areas.
13:53 GMT

Consecutive Egyptian governments have vowed to develop the informal areas where millions of Egyptians live without basic services such as clean water and sewage.

Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi waves from inside the defendant’s cage during his trial at the police academy in Cairo on Jan. 8. (AFP)
11:03 GMT

A committee established to assess the funds of the banned Muslim Brotherhood ordered the confiscation of two medical charity associations for their alleged affiliation to the group.

The Egyptian army has been battling a jihadist insurgency for almost a decade in the restive Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
09:50 GMT

On Tuesday, the army announced that a kidnapped police captain had been found dead.

Public opinion seems to be firmly behind President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT

In Egypt, indicators of public opinion suggest large chunks of the population came to view their rulers with suspicion over the last two decades. But it appears this has changed since the election of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last summer via a clear landslide and a massive tide of popularity firmly behind him.

The crossing remained closed following the abduction of an Egyptian security officer by Sinai militants. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Egypt continued to keep the Rafah crossing closed for Palestinians following the killing of a security officer this week.

The minister previously announced that the issuance of the bonds will occur during the first quarter of 2015.
04:55 GMT

The collection of $1.5bn through the issuance of international bonds is expected by April.

January 13, 2015

Britain has launched a trade mission to Egypt with more than 40 companies received in Cairo.
20:10 GMT

Britain has launched a trade mission to Egypt with more than 40 companies received in Cairo, the largest such effort in over a decade by the top foreign investor in the Arab world's most populous country.

Abdel Wahab's music will be presented across the world. (Image: Arabicmelodies.wordpress.com)
16:20 GMT

Late legendary composer and inventor of the Arabic film-musical Abdel Wahab's music will come back to life worldwide through “The Wahab-Project."