Egypt

June 29, 2014

Mohammad Fouad will be up against Ramiz Galal.
05:00 GMT

Egyptian singer Mohammad Foad is venturing into his first experience as a television host on the new prank show “Khush Ala Fo’sh”.

June 26, 2014

The government may resort to using the old budget for the current fiscal year until the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on 1 July, is completed, according to a cabinet source.
14:54 GMT

The government is racing against time to complete the process of reviewing the budget for the next fiscal year, after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi refused to ratify it due to the growing deficit and heavy spending.

Haifa behind-the-scenes of her Ramadan TV drama "Words on Paper." (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:53 GMT

State-owned Egypt TV has firmly said no to airing Haifa Wehbe's Ramadan TV series "Kalam Ala Waraq" (Words on Paper).

Hannan Turk and her new hubby! (Image: Twitter)
08:31 GMT

Hannan Turk was finally seen in the public eye with her latest husband Mahmoud, brother of Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan Malek.

Numerous protests at Egypt's universities have led to an increased presence of police forces. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

A new presidential decree mandates that university heads and deans will now be directly appointed by President Sisi.

June 25, 2014

Egypt's government reported that the metro is now running normally (STR/AFP)
15:45 GMT

Three small bombs targeting metro stations in Cairo left at least five people injured Wednesday.

Economic researcher at Stanford University Amro Adly said that the establishment of a fund to collect donations is a “populist measure” that falls short of an economic solution/
11:50 GMT

Governor of the Central Bank announced the opening of a new bank account under the number 037037, a reference to the date on which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi declared the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi.

Mervat won't be leaving our TV screens any time soon! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT

Can you imagine not having Egyptian actress Mervat Amin on our TV screens?

The bra strap which caused Buthaina's suspension! (Image: Dostor.org)
09:15 GMT

News anchor Buthaina Kamel was suspended for her inappropriate outfits!

It's all "About Lovers" this Ramadan! (Image cropped from event poster on Facebook)
09:00 GMT

The first week of Ramadan, July 1-7, will bring the Amir Taz Palace "About Lovers" every night.

The devices exploded early on Wednesday morning according to Al-Ahram news (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

Explosions across several metro stations in Cairo have put the city on high alert after three people were left injured.

Amr Waked must be unhappy right now since he stars in "The People of Alexandria". (Image: Facebook)
03:56 GMT

If it gets through the government, it might still get canned by private censorship. The TV series Ahl Iskendereya (The people of Alexandria) was banned through a private entity despite getting the go ahead from the Egyptian directorate for censorship of artistic works.

June 24, 2014

Former Arab Idol contestant Ahmad Jamal on stage. (Image courtesy of ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com)
16:45 GMT

Adam was initially the one in line to sing the show's theme song, but the drama's producer Mahmoud Shumais changed his mind because Adam had already signed up to sing for another drama, and now Ahmad Jalal is the man for the job.

Sisi made his announcement during a commencement ceremony for military students. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced Tuesday that he will donate half of his monthly salary and half of his wealth to support the Egyptian economy.

Will Athar and Ramez be able to get through their problems before his next show airs? (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:48 GMT

Rumor has it that oldie goldie Athar al Hakim is accusing young prankster Ramez Galal of sexually harassing her!