Egypt

November 19, 2014

Fifi Abdo has said see ya to MBC and hello to Al Tahrir. (Image: Facebook)
13:40 GMT

Fifi Abdo might be returning to TV hosting.

Hani Ramzi and Nelly Karim are headed "Back to School"
12:43 GMT

Egyptian stars Hani Ramzi and Nelly Karim are coming to the " Back to School" set with TV host Amro Yousif on the satellite channel

Ahmed Helmy celebrating that his cancerous tumor is gone. (Image: Facebook)
12:23 GMT

Ahmed Helmy had a farewell party, but it was far from sad. The Egyptian actor was celebrating that his cancerous tumor was gone!

You need to know exactly where (and when) to go in the UAE since just a fraction of its coastline offers decent waves. Gulf surf is mainly wind-driven. Fierce gales fuel epic waves near Qatar and Iraq, which barrel down the Gulf to the UAE. Warm water temps and easy access offset unpredictable surf conditions, so it’s still worth a visit.
09:12 GMT

Bedouin Beach Boys: Surf’s Up in the Middle East. Everybody's going surfing -- from Gaza to the Gulf.

Ghada has finally been put in her place by Mohammad Sami! (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

The long feud between director Mohammad Sami and Ghada Abdel Razek has finally come to an end!

Egypt's army launched an extensive campaign against militants amid increasing violence in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Seven civilians and three militants were killed after a mortar shell hit a home in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, a security source said.

Al-Azhar University and Cairo University were scenes of some of the worst student-led violence during last year's academic terms. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Police stormed Al-Azhar University on Tuesday afternoon after student protesters torched a faculty member's car on the Cairo campus.

Fans have started looking through pictures from Ahmed's latest film "Made in Egypt" to see if the tumor was present.
06:34 GMT

Ahmed Helmy recently shocked fans with the disheartening news of his spinal cancer, and now circulating pictures from his latest film reveal that his tumor was present at the time of shooting.

November 18, 2014

Elsalamawy said that he was unable to confirm the figures but stated that “Solar energy does not constitute a significant portion of the energy in Egypt”.
18:47 GMT

Egyptian electricity production generated from solar energy dropped by 48% in 2012/13 compared to the year 2011/12.

Abbott versus Putin: who would win in a shirtless face off? Both men boast sizeable pecs and larger than life egos, but would Putin really stand a chance against Abbott’s Iron Man trained bod? And it takes a real man to pull off a hot pink swim cap.
16:21 GMT

Putin and Abbott turned the G-20 Summit into a 6-Pack Parade so Albawaba dives into the Middle East to dig out some shirt-less men. Not for the faint-hearted! A parade of 6 packs from Russia to the Arab world.

Images from some of the characters Nadia played in three of her many famous films. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:59 GMT

This year, Cairo International Film Festival honored one of Egyptian cinema's great beauties, Nadia Lutfi. Inside is an intriguing interview with her from 1975.

A shot from the festival's activities on Nov 13. (Image: JPost)
10:47 GMT

The oud (Middle Eastern lute) was represented, in the Oud Festival’s Egyptian music concert last week, and it was nothing less than very charming.

Egypt’s university campuses have witnessed regular anti-government demonstrations since the military ouster of Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

Egyptian university students have held fresh protests, slamming unabated security crackdown by the government forces.

November 17, 2014

Egypt's foreign ministry released a statement Monday condemning the ISIL killing of American Peter Kassig, the fifth beheading of a Western hostage by the militant group. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT

Egypt's foreign ministry released a statement Monday condemning the killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig by ISIL militants.