Egypt

August 12, 2014

Diab asserted that they would accept donations from any Egyptian, including Mubarak-era leading businessmen.
00:13 GMT

In a move to force businessmen to donate, a campaign was launched in early August to track businessmen who did not donate to the fund,

August 11, 2014

Russian President Vladamir Putin. Talks will focus on the situation in the Middle East including Gaza, Libya, Iraq and Syria (Alexey Druzhinin /AFP).
20:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.

During July, prices for vegetable, fruits, poultry and dairy products inched up by 7.4%, 3%, 4.8% and 4.6% respectively.
16:32 GMT

The agency attributed the surge to the rising demand for food commoditiessuch as vegetables, dairy products and poultry, and the government’s decision to raise fuel, electricity and tobaccoprices.

Morsi was overthrown last July. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Forty-five Egyptians accused of supporting former President Mohamed Morsi were acquitted Sunday.

August 10, 2014

Safinaz's controversial costume. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
17:24 GMT

She's been tossed in jail and found herself in many a sticky situation before, but will Safinaz be able to dance her way out getting deported?

Summer Festival 2014 is on fire this month!
16:35 GMT

World-renowned jazz musicians to songs by Egyptian film soundtracks composer Gamel Salama, there's never a dull night in Egypt right now.

Mohammed was sentenced to two years in jail for writing bad cheques. (Image: Facebook)
13:10 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohammed Al Helou was left red-faced at Cairo International Airport when airport police arrested him shortly after landing from Dubai.

Sherine with her cute little girls Mariam and Hanna. (Image: Facebook)
11:53 GMT

Sherine Abdel Wahab considering involving her daughters in the entertainment business!

Militants in the Sinai frequently target Egyptian security forces. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Over 60 militants have been killed in Egypt's Sinai over the past 12 days, according to Egyptian armed forces.

At least 200 people have been sentenced to death in mass trials for alleged relations with the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

An Egyptian court has dissolved the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

August 8, 2014

Ezz is the former chairman of Ezz Steel and has a 55 percent stake in EZDK, the largest steel complex in the Middle East.
20:30 GMT

Over the last three years, Ezz has received cumulative sentences of 60 years in prison, but his appeals have all been accepted and he is currently facing retrials.

Judicial sources say the accused men were found guilty of violent acts during street protests in Sohag Province. (AFP)
07:47 GMT

A court in Sohag sentenced 16 protesters to five years in jail, handed a 10-year term to another and sentenced three others to life in prison.

Ghada Abdel Razek catching some post-Ramadan rays. (Image: Facebook)
04:44 GMT

She was wiped from the Ramadan TV mayhem, but now she's maxin' and relaxin' at the beach.

August 7, 2014

Egypt has witnessed a rise in militant attacks across the Sinai Peninsula since the ousting of ex president, Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

A pipeline to Jordan was attacked and blown up by unknown assailants in the Sinai Peninsula Thursday, security sources reported.

Ziad will be holding a series of concerts as part of the Beirut Holiday 2014 Festival. (Image: Google.com)
09:54 GMT

Shereen Abdo, Hazem Shaheen from Egypt and Syrian Manal Samaan join Ziad Rahbani on 7 August at Beirut Souks, Lebanon. For Abdo, it's her first appearance with Lebanon's renowned musician.