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September 30, 2014

Is Hassan Al Shafei flying solo so soon? (Image: Facebook)
21:15 GMT
With his nuptials celebrated just over a year ago, some are already beginning to think that Hassan Al Shafei and his new wife have parted ways.
Amr Diab is still looking good at 52. (Image: Facebook)
11:34 GMT
One of Egypt's hottest stars shined on stage the Mousa Coast Resort on the Red Sea and shared with his faithful fans in attendance what big things are on his horizon.
The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government earlier this year. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT
An Egyptian court has confirmed the death sentences of 20 Muslim Brotherhood members.
Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin designs cover for Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River. (Image: Facebook)
08:46 GMT
Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin designs cover for Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River.
Egypt has struggled to curb its swelling budget deficit whilst meeting soaring energy demands, resulting in daily electricity cuts around the country of 86 million people.
04:55 GMT
Egypt has struggled to curb its swelling budget deficit whilst meeting soaring energy demands, resulting in daily electricity cuts around the country of 86 million people.

September 29, 2014

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egas announced an international tender for oil and gas drilling concessions last December.
16:26 GMT
French oil company Total has been awarded a licence to explore for natural gas in the Nile Delta,
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, during his speech at the World Economic Forum, 28th September, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Egyptian officials condemned accusations from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the premier's criticism of human rights violations in a back and forth spat between both countries.
Sherine is reportedly suing the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information for canceling her concert. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:25 GMT
Sherine Abdel Wahab, amongst many other Arab singers, has been banned from performing in Kuwait!
Mohamed Khan's "Factory Girl" is in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film.
10:31 GMT
Mohamed Khan's "Factory Girl" is the official entry by Egypt for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film 2015.
Family portrait: Rania Youssef with her two daughters and her current and ex-husband! (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:16 GMT
Rania Youssef and her ex-hubby Mohamad Mukhtar are reportedly fighting over the custody of their daughters.
Amal Maher's new album announcement shocks fans (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT
This is not your typical Arab album announcement.
Lucy was a huge international hit and has put Waked's name amongst Hollywood stars. (Image: Facebook)
06:19 GMT
Lucy, the newly released movie by French filmmaker Luc Besson, features Egyptian actor Amr Waked. His appearance prompts reflections on presence of Egyptian artists in international cinema.

September 28, 2014

Hisham is looking worse for wear as he suffers in the ICU with a rare disease! (Image: Albawaba edit)
22:27 GMT
Hisham Tala'at Mustafa who killed Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim is in the ICU suffering from a rare disease. Should he be permitted to travel abroad for treatment?
Khaled was renowned for his brilliant acting and hilarious sense of humor! (Image: Facebook)
22:11 GMT
In honor of the late actor Khaled Saleh, the filmmakers of "The Island 2" have decided to cancel an important event his fans were looking forward to.
Its Egyptian project is seen as part of economic and political support of Egypt by the United Arab Emirates.
17:07 GMT
The project would not only mark a huge expansion of Arabtec’s business but also boost Egypt’s struggling economy and help to resolve a housing shortage that has become a major source of political discontent.
Shabola always has something to sing about.
10:26 GMT
Disgusted and disappointed with the filth on the streets, Shabola is in studio recording a song about trash.
Nour El Sherif just loves him some cigarettes.
10:05 GMT
Naughty, naughty Nour El Sherif keeps hiding his packs of cigarettes from his upset co-stars after his doctor ordered him to stop smoking because of his severe lung issues.
Will Ezz have no choice but to admit that Zeina's twins are really his? (Image: Facebook)
09:50 GMT
Yes, Zeina and Ahmed Ezz are still fighting over who's telling the truth about their alleged secret marriage and the paternity of Zeina's twins!
Revolution Records snatching a selfie at a recent concert. This hip hop band is coming to Alexandria this week (Image: Facebook).
09:32 GMT
There's no shortage of entertaining things to occupy your time in Egypt this week.

September 27, 2014

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled out of an ambulance outside the Maadi military hospital in Cairo on Sept. 27 before boarding a helicopter that transported him to court.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
11:44 GMT
Cairo Criminal Court said it needed more time to review 160,000 pages of evidence.
Marwa loves her some Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Adding herself to the bandwagon of celebs supporting "Tahia Masr" (Long Live Egypt), Marwa speaks up in support of the campaign to promote tourism and boost the economy in Egypt

September 26, 2014

President Obama met with Egypt's leader, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to discuss a range of issues, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:27 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Barack Obama at the UN headquarters Thursday to discuss the Libya crisis and rising IS threat in the region.

September 25, 2014

Children sit in the rubble of their house in Gaza City on Sept. 25. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
16:17 GMT
The two rival Palestinian factions have reached a unity government agreement for Gaza, according to wire service reports.
Egyptian actor Khaled Saleh waves to the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013 (AFP file photo).
14:19 GMT
Khaled Saleh was one of Egypt's most respected actors over the last two decades, with an impressive list of cinema and television productions under his belt.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2014. [AFP]
11:10 GMT
Egypt cancels meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he brands El-Sisi a 'coup leader' during a UN speech; Turkey says no such meeting was planned
Egyptian security forces deploy at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014. [AFP]
08:18 GMT
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on US President Barack Obama to censure Egypt’s human rights record during his Thursday meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
The announcement came after Madbouly’s visit  to the United States this week to meet with World Bank officials, a Tuesday statement from the ministry said.
05:55 GMT
Madbouly stated that Egypt will obtain a concessional loan with the value of $500m for the social housing programme, over several years, with around $100-120m annual instalments.
Unfortunately, industry remains absent on the agenda of the Egyptian nation and its political leaders, even though there is no alternative to industry in order to achieve equality in wealth distribution.
05:55 GMT
Meanwhile, revenues from maritime corridors and ports in other countries that do not enjoy a similar location as the Suez Canal and its ports are much higher than Egypt.

September 24, 2014

Fifi Abdo won't belly dance for Ramadan drama unless you show her the money! (Image: Facebook)
14:34 GMT
A bad experience, or lack of cash, from her role in "Women's Vengeance" has left a bad taste in the Egyptian belly dancer's mouth. She's not about to lose out again!
Cairokee performing in Tahrir Square.
12:16 GMT
With Egyptian band Cairokee in the running for an MTV EMA, underground bands are making their way to the top in the country.
The bath scene Ghada was heavily criticized for in "Saraya Abdeen." (Image:
09:57 GMT
While most people accused Ghada Adel's hubby of not letting her return to "Saraya Abdeen," she says it's got nothing to do with him!
A Palestinian protester throws a tear gas canister back at Israeli forces during clashes, September 12, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:05 GMT
Indirect negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli leaders will continue in late October, according to a Hamas official.
Egypt has offered to train Lebanese soldiers to combat terrorism (File Archive/ AFP).
07:04 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has offered to train Lebanese soldiers tp combat terrorism and states that Lebanon is in need of support.

September 23, 2014

Who knew Nelly Karim was a smoker?! (Image: Facebook)
11:46 GMT
The Egyptian star's fans are seriously concerned about their beloved actress's health after a Facebook pic revealed she's inclined to puff a few.
Saleh is said to be recovering well in hospital following his heart surgery. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT
Khaled Saleh's health is not as good as he'd like it to be, especially that he's in the ICU as we speak!
Egyptians are dominating the Arab Idol competition with their unique voices! (Image: Al Ahram)
08:14 GMT
A total of 26 contestants from 10 Arab countries will take part in the final showdown of Arab Idol, 9 of those are Egyptian!

September 22, 2014

Egyptian security forces and forensic experts work at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014 (Mohamed al-Shahed/ AFP).
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A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT
Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.
Egyptian security forces. [AFP]
12:22 GMT
IS spokesman praises Sinai terrorists for carrying out "blessed operations against the guards of the Jews, the soldiers of Sisi, the new Pharaoh of Egypt."
Youssef was known for his comedy roles throughout his prosperous career. (Image: Al Masry Al Youm)
07:17 GMT
A sudden heart attack has sadly killed Egyptian comedian actor Youssef Eid in the early hours of Monday morning.
Hamaki is used to having his music vids make waves on YouTube! (Image: Facebook)
05:35 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki has "Something Hidden" on YouTube!
Hind Sabri is rumored to be unhappy with her new film's makers! (Image: Facebook)
05:13 GMT
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is the leading actress in the upcoming film "Al Jazeerah 2" (The Island 2) , except its makers seem to have forgotten to include her in their promotional posters!

September 21, 2014

The Cairo attack is the second since June to target police forces in the capital since June. (AFP/File)
17:39 GMT
State TV reported Sunday a bomb attack occurred outside the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo, killing two police officers.
Reports indicate the military transport plane crashed due to a sudden technical error during a training exercise. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
A Egyptian military aircraft crashed south of Cairo Sunday, killing six military personnel and injuring another.
A slimmer trimmer Maha Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
13:59 GMT
We'll have to change our fat girl stereotype for Maha Ahmad's roles as the Egyptian actress has seriously lost some weight
Hani Shaker sings for his country.
13:55 GMT
With all proceeds from his concerts going toward the "Long Live Egypt Fund", Hani Shaker is singing his way around the nation.
Adel won't be making a comeback to "Saraya Abdeen" next Ramadan! (Image: Facebook)
13:05 GMT
Ghada Adel is the latest celeb to pull out of the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel. Is this some kinda trend we don't know about?
Tamer poses with his "biggest" fan! (Image: Twitter)
11:44 GMT
Tamer Hosny was faced with a serious dilemma last week when one fan threatened to kill herself unless her spoke to her in person!
Tom grins as he poses for a picture with Zeina! (Image: Twitter)
09:13 GMT
Zeina has been spotted with Tom Cruise, what's all that about?
Apache helicopter in flight.
08:53 GMT
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.
Turns out Ruby and Sameh have been married for five months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:36 GMT
You needn't wonder anymore; Ruby's secret husband's name is inside!
Egypt's Sisi will make first international appearance at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi left Cairo for New York Sunday to attend UN General Assembly meetings, his first international appearance since taking office in June.
Egypt has signed oil and gas exploration deals worth $187 million with several Western companies and a Tunisian firm to cover seven exploration areas.
04:55 GMT
Exploration companies have been hesitant to develop untapped gas finds in Egyptian waters partly because the amount the government pays them barely covers their investment costs.

September 20, 2014

The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.(Image: Al Ahram)
18:40 GMT
The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.
The Sinai militant group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of a top Egyptian police general and the bus bombing of a tour bus carrying South Korean tourists through the SInai. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
A 35-year-old Bedouin man's body was found decapitated in Egypt's southern city of Sheikh Zuweid Friday, believed to be killed by SInai militants responsible for several similar incidents in the same area, including when four decapitated bodies were found about 15 kilometers from the Gaza border.

September 19, 2014

Kuwaiti hottie Halima Poland is spreading her love of Egypt to her fellow celebs. (Image: Twitter)
07:00 GMT
C'mon, Superstars, you've got the fame and the cash to get this tourism things going again!

September 18, 2014

Will Menna be as good a belly dancer as her famous Mama? (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Menna Shalabi is getting ready to shake her hips in the upcoming film "Ahl Al Aib" (People of Shame).
Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.
But Egypt wants long-term investments to improve the country's economy, which has been suffering ever since an uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
01:23 GMT
Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.

September 17, 2014

Ramez terrified Athar to death (not literally) on his popular prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:25 GMT
If you thought Ramez Galal and Athar al Hakim have sorted things out by now, think again!
Samir Ghanem has officially filed a complaint against the "Spoiled Girls" producer. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT
Samir Ghanem is one unhappy actor after not getting his cash money for the Ramadan drama.
Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shukri called contents of the EU statement "false charges" (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT
Egyptian officials summoned EU ambassadors over a "negative" statement on human rights and terrorism in the country.
The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in February. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities have arrested four "terrorist cells" formed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Suze Canal
04:55 GMT
The Suez Canal corridor project planned by a consortium led by Dar Al-Handasah will cost $220 billion over fifteen years, said Ashraf Salman, Egypt's investment minister,