Egypt

April 9, 2014

"Children of the Black Duck" combines acting, singing and storytelling. (Image: Albawaba Edite)
07:54 GMT

El-Mesaharaty Lab, in cooperation with Doum Cultural Foundation, will be performing 'Welad El-Batta El-Soda' (Children of the Black Duck) at Cairo's Hanager Theatre starting 14 April.

Egypt security forces have been deployed to Aswan in an effort to end the clashes (Ahmed El Moghrabi/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.

A still of Haifa and Hakim taken from the video from their new film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

A video of Haifa Wehbe dancing sexually to a song by Hakim has taken YouTube by storm.

According to the report, 80% are concerned with the unemployment level in the country.
03:55 GMT

Around 71% of young Egyptians feel that individuals belonging to their generation are more likely to start a business compared to their older counterparts.

April 8, 2014

"Halawat Roo" is out! (Image: film poster from Haifa's Facebook page).
14:16 GMT

It's taken many a moon and many a scene delete to get this bad boy past the Egyptian censorship committee and onto the cinema screen, but "Halawet Roo" is finally in theaters now.

Tamer has become even more popular in Morocco after marrying a Moroccan woman. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:36 GMT

Tamer Hosny is coming to Morocco this April.

Safinaz finally has a reason to smile! (Image: Facebook)
11:18 GMT

After serving some jail time and being sued by Al Nabila Hotel for breach of contract, Safinaz can finally breathe easy because she's no longer under an exclusive contract with the hotel.

Discussion over Sisi's platform for the future of Egypt has received little attention in the media thus far (File Archive/AFP)
07:55 GMT

We know former military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is running for president, but what is his vision for the future of Egypt, and who is "the mastermind" behind this vision?

Adel Imam's the man! He's what has Liqa Swaidan most excited this year.
05:00 GMT

With three shows on the docket this year, Liqa Swaidan has a seriously full slate. One drama in particular has her head over heels.

April 7, 2014

Egypt’s foreign reserves rose to $17.414bn in March from $17.307bn in February, the Central Bank said on Monday.
20:01 GMT

Egypt aids are lifted by billions and billions of Gulf aid.

Roughly 16,000 Egyptians have been jailed for protesting over the past few months. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT

An Egyptian court has upheld prison sentences for three political activists and ruled Monday that each would be fined 50,000 Egyptian pounds.

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, along with Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, visited Aswan to mediate a truce. (AFP/File)
15:14 GMT

The Bani Helal and Daboudiya clans in southern Egypt have agreed to a three-day truce.

Clashes between Bani Helal and Daboudiya began last Wednesday over the harassment of a girl and offensive graffiti (Radwan El Najar/AFP)
13:35 GMT

Fourteen people were arrested Monday for Friday's tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan that left 25 dead.

It's either Elissa or nobody in the region for a duet with Mohammad Hamaki.
12:06 GMT

Mohammad Hamaki bares all on his documentary "Hamaki Wal Hayat".

Ahmed Helmy's making dreams come true, one talented little girl at a time.
10:10 GMT

During season three of Arabs Got Talent, Ahmed Helmy promised a little girl that she could star in his upcoming film "Made in China". Now the talent show judge and comedian is holding true to his word.