Egypt

January 13, 2015

Up to 3,000 militants loyal to the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group remain in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

Militants from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group killed a security officer in Sinai Tuesday after he was kidnapped a day earlier.

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak (R) is pictured with his son Gamal sitting behind bars during a court hearing in the capital Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Egypt's lower court overturned Mubarak's three-year jail sentence and granted him a retrial.

January 12, 2015

El-Ott (The Cat) stars Farouk El Fishawy, Sarah Shaheen, Salah A. Hanafy, Amr Farouk and Salma Yakout alongside Waked. (Image: Gopixpic.com)
22:28 GMT

Why did City Stars, a mega mall that houses multiple movie screening halls, refuse to screen Egyptian superstar Amr Waked's El-Ott?

Ahmad Al Sakka has a lot going on right now in both his athletic and acting careers!
20:00 GMT

He won't tell us much except that he's super pumped to do a show on his love and passion for soccer.

Homosexuality is not technically illegal in Egypt but those accused of such acts are tried under the umbrella of "debauchery." (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Twenty-six Egyptian men were found innocent of debauchery after being arrested for allegedly holding gay orgies in a Cairo bath house.

Samira Said looking super glam. (Image: Facebook)
10:09 GMT

You'd think she was their BFF the way they celebrated Samira Said's recent birthday. Her adoring fans were all about her big day.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" should be made available to Egyptian viewers, alludes Farouk Hosni.
09:32 GMT

Farouk Hosni spoke out against his country having banned the Hollywood blockbuster "Exodus: Gods and Kings” based on alleged historical inaccuracies. Leave it to the media to refute the history, and the audience to critique the film.

Khaled Al-Qazzaz was arrested alongside Morsi and eight other senior aides in July 2013. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT

Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a former Morsi aide, was surprisingly released from jail on Sunday after being arrested in July 2013. Sources suggest that it was due to health issues.

Egypt has been struggling with soaring energy bills caused by the high subsidies it provides on fuel for its population of 87 million.
00:55 GMT

Egypt has signed six new oil and gas exploration contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars with foreign and Egyptian companies.

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!