Egypt

January 11, 2015

Qusai said that the media blew what happened to him in Cairo out of proportion. (Image: Facebook)
09:21 GMT

Qusai Khouli opens up about being deported from Cairo to Dubai, and how he thinks the media exaggerated the incident!

There have been several recent alleged sexual assaults involving police in Egypt. (AFP/Getty Images/Khaled Desouki)
07:34 GMT

Two police officers accused of raping a woman in the back seat of their patrol car were released on bail of $139.82 each. This incident was just one of many recent accusations of rape against Egypt's police force.

January 9, 2015

The decline of international oil prices will have a positive short-term impact on FY 2014/2015 real economy, fiscal accounts and price levels.
23:34 GMT

Annual urban inflation has hiked to register 9.8% in December, up from 8.5% in November.

January 8, 2015

Egypt's first democratically elected President has been in jail since he was ousted by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in July 2013. (AFP/Tarek el-Gabass)
13:31 GMT

An Egyptian court says it will issue the verdict on one of the charges of the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi on April 21.

Elham said that professional makeup made her look as if she's bald for her upcoming role as a cancer patient. (Image: Filfan.com)
09:29 GMT

We were all shocked to see Elham Shahine as bald this week, but here she explains why she did or didn't really shave her head!

Samo was unhappy with some news websites referring to Qusai Khouli as being "kicked out" from Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Egyptian singer Samo Zain had something to say about Qusai Khouli's deportation from Cairo to Dubai!

Rights groups say the army’s crackdown on the supporters of Morsi has left over 1,400 people dead. Some 22,000 people have been arrested, while dozens have been sentenced to death in mass trials. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have once again poured into the streets to protest against the country's military rulers.

January 7, 2015

“The value of Egyptian expatriates’ remittances doubled more than once over four or five years, and is estimated at about $20bn.”
23:20 GMT

The size of expatriate remittances worldwide is about $80bn annually, according to the Director of the Migration and Remittances Unit at the World Bank (WB), Dilip Ratha

Jamal is quickly becoming an Arab Idol in his own right. (Image: Belle.tn)
10:24 GMT

Ahmad Jamal is an Arab Idol in his own right! The former singing competition contestant has released a new single, with more in store for him this year!

Qusai is back in Dubai, where he will have to deal with the lawyer who forged his travel papers. (Image: Twitter)
09:57 GMT

Syrian actor Qusai Khouli was not welcomed by the Egyptian border control this week, who sent him off packing to Dubai instead!

One Egyptian cotton trader said planted acreage had dropped last season to around 350,000 feddans.
04:55 GMT

Growers of Egypt's high quality cotton will no longer receive any state support and have been advised not to plant the crop unless they have contracts to sell it,

January 6, 2015

Twenty-three people were killed in Alexandria when a Coptic Church was bombed on New Year's Day in 2011. (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT

Authorities have tightened security at churches in preparation for Coptic Christmas on January 7th.

It is unclear who is responsible for the man's death. However the beheading is characteristic of Daesh, which regularly kills those who violate its laws. (AFP/File)
17:07 GMT

A beheaded Daesh leader was found in eastern Syria with a cigarette in his mouth and a note stating, "this is evil, you Sheikh."

Angham is hoping for a speedy recovery before she gets back to the recording studio. (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT

Egyptian singer Angham has lost her voice and her new album is on hold as a result!