Egypt

March 31, 2014

Snapshots from a recent holiday Ghada and Fouda took together. (Image: Instagram/Albawaba edit)
09:59 GMT

Ghada Abdel Razek plays the role of the "good wife" after her hubby Mohammad Fouda suffers a heart attack.

A mash-up of diverse music is coming your way, Cairo!
08:35 GMT

Between 10-18 April, Egyptian musician Dina El-Wedidi, Jordanian artists JadaL and Macadi Nahhas along with Palestinian band FishSamak will hold concerts.

Men are more likely to vote for Sisi than women, according to the Baseera poll (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:15 GMT

In a recent opinion poll, only 39 percent of Egypt's populace said they would be voting for Sisi for the next president-elect.

March 30, 2014

Tourism receipts plummeted 65 percent, depicting a $2 billion drop in revenues in the first quarter of the current financial year in comparison to the prior year.
22:19 GMT

Despite falling tourism revenues, the current account was able to achieve a surplus due to grants received from Gulf states in the three months following the removal of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptians have held both pro and anti-Sisi rallies in the past year. (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

The Presidential Elections Commission announced Sunday that presidential elections will be held on May 26 and 27.

Students at Azhar were protesting Sisi's decision to run for president in upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
17:17 GMT

Riot police stormed Azhar University Sunday to stop students who were protesting against Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

Hind Sabri has joined the "Happy" fun! (Image screenshot from the video).
14:15 GMT

If anyone deserves to finally be "Happy" it's the people of Egypt. Celebrities appeared on the Pharrell Williams cover music video because they believed in the message.

Well, hello, Amr Diab! (Image courtesy of layalina.com)
13:50 GMT

In case you ever were intrigued to find out what Amr Diab wears when he gets a haircut, the mystery has now been solved. Some might wish they could unlearn this info.

Security forces are frequently targeted by militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

One solider was killed after militants attacked a bus in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday.

Campaign materials throughout Egypt picture Sisi next to former president Gamal Abdel Nasser (Courtesy of North Africa Post)
12:01 GMT

Sisi supporters have been referencing the "legacy" of late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser to generate emotional support for their candidate, but some say Nasser may not be such a hero for the Egyptian people--but rather responsible for the current state of chaotic affairs in the country today.

Sherine became a whole different woman after separating from her ex-hubby. (Image: Facebook)
10:18 GMT

Superstar Sherine Abdelwahab shocked her fans with something they didn't know about or expect from her: She's had an abortion!

Abdel Fattah al Sisi is the favorite in the upcoming presidential election. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT

Abdel Fattah al Sisi has allegedly formed a new rapid intervention force that is capable of reaching all parts of Egypt.

D-CAF could be considered the crème de la crème of cultural events in Cairo this week.
09:28 GMT

So much to do, so much to see and only 7 days to do it.

Egypt's former military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi also made his long-awaited announcement this week that he will be running for president in the upcoming elections (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Fires at an unofficial fuel depository that is used for smuggling energy supplies out of Egypt left at least 10 people dead and dozens injured this weekend.

March 29, 2014

Abdul Fattah al Sisi is expected to win upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egypt's state television has come under fire for airing a documentary on Sisi's only rival in the upcoming presidential elections.