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Still from Ahl Eskendereya TV series trailer. (Image: YouTube)
05:00 GMT
Following controversy during the month of Ramadan, Ahl Eskendereya series will be screened in several TV channels, Al-Ahram Arabic newspaper reports.

August 21, 2014

Tradition, cultural morays, and family expectations have been the primary constraints on women’s advancement in Egyptian society.
14:46 GMT
Egypt is a society, in which sexism is so ingrained in the economic, social, and political system that 50% of the population has, for the most part, been excluded.
Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
14:23 GMT
Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy." (Image: Al Arabiya)
13:55 GMT
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy."
Attacks by Sinai-based militants have increased dramatically since the ouster of Morsi, with attacks primarily targeting Egyptian security forces. [Press TV]
13:31 GMT
4 militants killed as Egypt's troops press on with daily offensives in Sinai
Safinaz posted a picture of herself on her wedding day, and she looked happier than ever! (Image: Facebook)
12:33 GMT
The only place Armenian Bellydancer Safinaz will be flying off to now is her honeymoon destination!
Sawsan said that she will always be friends with her ex-hubby Sameh! (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT
Following a seriously short marriage, Sawsan Badr has decided to end her sixth marriage!
A beautiful friendship brought Imam and Saleh together for many years. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:50 GMT
After more than 40 years of friendship, Adel Imam is being accused of neglecting his lifetime friend Saeed Saleh before he died.
Could Ruby have secretly gotten married? (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT
OK, everyone thinks that Ruby has secretly gotten married after a wedding band made an appearance on her finger!
The founder of the April 6 Youth Movement and fellow members have launched a new campaign against their detention. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
A number of jailed Egyptian activists decided to go on an open-ended hunger strike to protest their detention.

August 20, 2014

Peter Greste (left) and Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed were controversially given seven-year jail sentences for allegedly reporting misinformation during Egypt's unrest (File/AFP)
17:37 GMT
The lawyer for two Al Jazeera journalist appealed their seven-year jail terms in a Cairo court. Both reporters were jailed for allegedly fabricating news reports.
We can't bracket the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS in the same category (Image: The Independent)
13:47 GMT
Western governments freely branded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the same category as radical Sunni group ISIS. They're definitely not the same.
The deficit for fuel supplied to stations this month increased to approximately 8m cubic metres of gas and equivalent daily compared to 7m last month.
13:45 GMT
Electricity deficit increases to approximately 6,180MW, no solution in sight
Will we see Adel and Samir in an acting project together? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:05 GMT
Why did Samir Ghanem turn down an acting role with comedy legend Adel Imam?
Abdel-Fattah's decision to go on a hunger strike came after visiting his sick father in the hospital. (AFP/File)
10:58 GMT
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started a hunger strike in jail.
It's Sharif v Sherine as they go head to head in court on September 27. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:02 GMT
Sharif Muneer is finally taking Sherine Abdel Wahab to court on September 27.
Enas and Yousra are planning to set up their own Tourist Village. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:08 GMT
Egyptian starlets Yousra and Enas el Dughaidi are planning to open a Tourist Village in Egypt. Would you go visit?
Nour Ashour is one of several talented performers showcased in the festival this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT
The evening will include performances by Osama El-Hady, Nour Project, Soot Fel-Zahma and Wasla, moving the audience across blues, jazz, rock, electronic music and oriental sounds, songs and instrumentals.
Fifi Abdo is out to prove she's doing great with Somaya Al Khashab. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
The drama all began when the two divas worked together in "Women's Vengeance", but now the actresses are determined to stop the rumors of their issues by performing together again.

August 19, 2014

Tamer Hosny's so hot, he's 180 degrees. (Image: Facebook)
15:21 GMT
We've been waiting awhile for the hot jams, and now they're officially coming on August 25th.
Amr Diab and his wife are A-ok, according to him. (Image courtesy of Arabian Weddings)
15:10 GMT
Amr Diab and his wife Zeina Ashour were rumored to be on the brink of divorce, but the Egyptian superstar posted something to prove otherwise.
The Suez Canal is a main source of income for Egypt, generating annual revenues of $5 billion.
13:47 GMT
Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.
Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 and subsequently imprisoned (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT
An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of former leader Mohamed Morsi along with some 130 Muslim Brotherhood members till August 23.
Security forces destroyed several "terrorist hideouts" used to launch attacks in Sinai (File/AFP)
12:58 GMT
Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.
Ibrahim Halawa, 18, from Firhouse, a suburb of Dublin, was arrested in August 2013 along with his three sisters after they were caught up in a military siege of a mosque in Cairo while his family was on holiday in the country. [Facebook]
10:37 GMT
Tony Blair has been urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for a year and is now facing the death penalty in a mass trial, which has been described as a “mockery of a court process”.
Ezzat doesn't the attention all on him at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
It' not all about him he says, no autobiography ay time soon.
Safinaz smokes up the stage, offending many in her get up. (Image: Twitter)
05:26 GMT
Safinaz apologizes for the sporting the Egyptian flag in costume form after it allegedly got in her trouble...again.

August 18, 2014

Donia has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT
Why has Donia Samir Ghanem appeared in a minimal number of scenes in her famous drama "El Kebeer Awi" (The Powerful One) with actor Ahmed Makki? Could the two be on bad terms?
Menna might be secretly dating Mohammad Abdel Aziz, according to their fans' speculations! (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT
Is there more to Menna Shalabi and Mohammad Abdel Aziz's friendship than meets the eye?
The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
11:19 GMT
"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.
Egypt's security forces are often targeted ever since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT
An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.
A scene from "Women's Prison." (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT
Nelly Karim's daughter was not allowed to watch her mum's successful Ramadan TV drama "Sijn El Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Ahmed is terribly upset by the pirating of his films. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy has vowed to never produce another film again, but has quickly changed his mind. Why?
"Copts Island" takes a closer look at the region's top minority. (Image: courtesy of Copts Island Facebook)
08:00 GMT
The documentary by Ahmed Rashwan is a significant step in cinematic portrayals of Egypt's largest minority.
Morsi is accused of collaborating with foreign organizations. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT
A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.

August 17, 2014

Suez Canal investment certificate yields will be paid to certificate-holders from annual revenues, after one year of drilling the canal, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez announced Friday.
19:35 GMT
The certificates, agreed upon by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a source of financing the new Suez Canal project, will be issued through public sector banks over a period of 5 years.
Tamer's concert failures have resulted in serious losses for the festivals' organizers. (Image: Facebook)
14:26 GMT
Tamer Hosny's severe lack of ticket sales in two Tunisian festivals have proved that he's not so popular there!
Ramez at his father's funeral this week. (Image: Facebook)
13:33 GMT
A number of celebrities stood by their friend Ramez Galal 's side at his father's funeral on Sunday.
Zeina and Ezz didn't speak to each other during their brief meeting at the funeral. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:06 GMT
Ahmed Ezz and Zeina happened to be in the same room for the first time since her return from the US with his twins!
Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.
Nelly will be one of the judges deciding whether YOU can dance or not! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT
Nelly Karim is taking on a new exciting project involving dancing and MBC TV!
Chief Palestinian negotiator, Azzam al-Ahmad said he was "optimistic" about reaching a long-term peace agreement with Israel (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.
Nour Ashour knows how to move his fingers around a saxophone. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
Love some saxophone? Live in Egypt or wish you did? Then get a load of this.
Egyptian exports of natural gas and derivatives declined by approximately 75% during June to $19m,
04:55 GMT
Egypt has ceased exporting gas to Jordan several times this year due to the tense situation in Sinai and multiple explosions on the export pipeline.

August 16, 2014

The head of the Al-Wafd Party El-Sayed Al-Badawi, who last year traveled to Sudan to discuss the situation in Egypt with high ranking officials. (AFP File Photo)
18:20 GMT
A number of political parties that came into being after the 2011 revolution have said that they are in serious negotiations to join the electoral alliance led by the country's oldest liberal party, the Wafd Party.
Macbeth is one of the greatest classic theatre productions ever performed. (Image courtesy of Al Ahram Weekly)
15:14 GMT
Performances began on the 15th and will continue for more than a week of theatre fun.

August 14, 2014

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) called for protests on Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the violent dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda protest camps last year. (AFP)
15:44 GMT
A supporter of toppled President Mohamed Morsy was killed during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood members and security troops on top of Nahya bridge near Mohandessin district in Giza.
Nadia can smile again because her show is soon to be aired at last. (Image: Facebook)
14:59 GMT
After a hiatus that lasted over a month, the Egyptian actress is back on set "Secrets".
Ramez's dad passed away this week and was a respected theatre director. (Image: Facebook)
13:09 GMT
Comedian and prankster Ramez Galal is taking time off to mourn the death of his father.
Enrique on a visit to the Pyramids in Cairo. (Image: Welcome- Pharaonic-Egypt-Blogpost.com)
11:31 GMT
Mohamed Karim taught Enrique Iglesias some Arabic on his latest trip to Egypt!
Roughly 600 people were killed in the dispersal of the protest camps. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling for protests Thursday to commemorate the violent dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda protest camps exactly one year ago.
Mubarak is on trial for allegedly ordering the death of protesters during the country's revolution. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he did not order the killing of protesters or the shedding of the blood of Egyptians.
A nervous May says that she's more concerned with her career choices at the moment that silly rumors about her and Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
08:19 GMT
After a rumored romance between May Ezzedine and Haifa Wehbe's ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima went viral, May opens up about the true nature behind their relationship!
The ladies love them some Amr Diab! (Image: Facebook, courtesy of amrdiab.net)
05:40 GMT
After his scandal-soaked stint in the Greek isles back in 2013, Amr Diab kept the conservatives a little happier this go around.

August 13, 2014

Russia will supply at least 5-5.5 million tonnes of wheat to Egypt this year and will increase agricultural goods imports from the North African country.
20:52 GMT
In the previous 2013/14 marketing year, Russia supplied 3.6 million tonnes of wheat to Egypt.
Mubarak was overthrown in a popular uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:04 GMT
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Wednesday to attend his trail on murder charges.
The proud parents celebrated their only daughter Lilly's 11th birthday this week. (Image: Facebook)
10:59 GMT
Egyptian actors Mona Zaki and Ahmed Helmy celebrated their daughter Lilly's birthday this week.
What would Haifa think! Is there more to May Ezzedine and Ahmad Abu Hashima's relationship than meets the eye? (Image: Facebook)
10:16 GMT
Rumor has it that Egyptian actress May Ezzedine is getting chummy with Haifa Wehbe's ex-hubby!
Women's Prison was a big hit this Ramadan. (Image: Facebook)
01:36 GMT
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim is taking her success from "Sijin Al Nisa" (Women Prison) and running with it.

August 12, 2014

The 18 and 29 year-old age group, represents 23.7% (approximately 20 million) of the total population, of which 51.1% are men and the remaining 48.9% are women.
23:21 GMT
Around 27.8% of Egyptian youth are poor while 24.1% are near the poverty line.
In August of 2013, Egyptian security forces stormed two Pro-Morsi sit-ins killing over 600 people. (AFP/File)
15:50 GMT
Human Rights Watch has released a new report that accuses the current Egyptian government of serious human rights abuses.
A selection of the films that will be screened at the MAFF 2014. (Image: Dotoday.se)
13:36 GMT
The newly released promo of the upcoming Malmo Arab Film Festival includes Egyptian films Factory Girl, Vila 69 and The Ferry.
Executive Director Kenneth Roth and Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah Whitson were turned back at Cairo airport. (AFP/File)
12:49 GMT
Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.
A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud during their meeting in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
11:59 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.
Fifi with some of her guests at Hanadi's wedding. (Image: Facebook)
10:35 GMT
Fifi Abdo welcomed celebrities at her daughter Hanadi's luxurious wedding in Cairo this week.
Both the U.S. and Egypt declared Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis a terrorist organization in April, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT
Security forces in Egypt arrested two alleged members of a militant group in the tense Sinai Peninsula, the country's state news agency reported Tuesday.
Somaya Al Khashab has lost some serious weight, but it wasn't through a center, she says.
04:24 GMT
A viral ad featuring a pic of Somaya Al Khashab leads to more controversy on just how the diva has a new slim and trim look.
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

The report, which listed the 15 richest men in Egypt, mentioned that Onsi Sawisis came in fourth position with a net worth of $2.4bn.
23:57 GMT
Nassef Sawiris, Egypt’s richest man, is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) and owns stakes in cement company Lafarge as well as Texas Industries.
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.
In 2012, the value of Egyptian migrant remittances peaked at $19.2bn, representing 7.3% of Egypt’s total GDP.
00:20 GMT
In addition to receiving remittances from abroad, the Egyptian economy benefits tremendously from the vibrant and successful professional community of Egyptians that is active outside her borders

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.