Egypt

October 29, 2014

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.

October 28, 2014

Soliman pulling Rashwan's shirt in a scene that angered Al Ahly's management
14:51 GMT

Ahly winger Walid Soliman has been handed a four-match suspension and a LE 5000 fine after remonstrating angrily with the referee during the Reds' scoreless stalemate at Assiouty Sport, the Egyptian Football Association announced on its website.

Egypt will create a 20-meter channel along the border with Gaza as a security precaution (File/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Egyptian authorities announced plans to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza following a suicide bombing that killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Youssef has been cast to play the role of Wentworth Miller in the Arabic version of the US TV show "Prison Break." (Image: Cairo Scene)
12:39 GMT

Egyptian heartthrob Amro Youssef is preparing himself for the role of a lifetime as the Middle East sees Prison Break adapted into Arabic.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon paid a surprise visit to Libya this month urging an end to perpetual turmoil. “Let me be clear: if violent confrontations do not cease immediately... prosperity and a better life will be a distant dream”, said Ban. However, as head of a "toothless tiger" organization, how much impact can Ban's urging have?
10:47 GMT

Is Libya becoming a failed state? With so much focus on the Islamic State, it's easy to forget about Libya within the region. Here are 19 things you need to know about Libya’s forgotten conflict.

What is Sherine Abdel Wahab thinking after the verdict came out?
10:21 GMT

Sherine is pretty zipped lipped either for legal reasons or due to shell shock after she was sentenced to six months of jail in court.

"The Price" marks Saba's third participation in an Egyptian film. (Image: Facebook)
09:19 GMT

Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Egyptian actor Amro Youssef deliver a humanitarian message in their new film "The Price."

NGOs in Egypt have faced heavy security surveillance and pressure by authorities for decades. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT

Egyptian airport authorities have barred a Danish Institute for Human Rights official from entering the country over "suspicious training” for Egyptian youth.

Ahlam and Somaya have recently been very praiseful of one another! (Image: Facebook)
07:18 GMT

Ahlam has a new fan: Somaya al Khashab!

October 27, 2014

Adel's got nothing against Khaled.
18:39 GMT

Here's what Adel has to say about the rumors going around that he and Khaled Yousif are on the outs.

Around 30 soldiers were killed following militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday (File/AFP)
11:58 GMT

Peace talks with Israel were put on hold due to the attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of Palestine's ceasefire delegation team said.

One of the images captured by Yosra of Beyoncé on her Mrs Carter Show World Tour. (Image: Yosra El-Essawy/Invision)
11:21 GMT

Superstar Beyonce posted verses from the Quran on her Instagram account yesterday. What's all that about?

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called the deadly Sinai attacks an "existential war" (File/AFP)
08:01 GMT

Egyptian officials are due to meet foreign ambassadors in Cairo to ask for support in the country's battle against terrorism.

"The Island 2" was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
06:57 GMT

With the Eid cinema season in the dust, it's time to look back and review the roles men have played in recent films and those in the past.

October 26, 2014

Algerian health authorities have mobilized medical workers, medicine and equipment to their southern border to counter the spread of Ebola. There is a dedicated isolation unit at Si Haoues Hospital of Tindouf, and thermal detection devices have been set up at border crossings and Tindouf Airport. There have been no cases of Ebola in Algeria.
14:34 GMT

How the Middle East is managing the Ebola menace