April 24, 2014
Damned or courageous? An inside look into Ethiopia's decision to thwart and build Nile dam all by itself
Egypt, which has claimed exclusive right to control the river’s waters for generations, is fuming. Cairo worries the dam will reduce the flow on which it has depended for drinking water and irrigation for thousands of years.
Athar Al Hakim calls Haifa Wehbe a porn actress and the Lebanese as indecent on "Al Ashirah Masa'an"
Haifa Wehbe has way more outspoken haters these days after her controversial role in "Halawet Rouh".
Washington will release $650 million in funding as it begins to ease its partial aid suspension against Cairo that began last year.
Ahmed Ezz's ship might finally be sinking as Zeina says she's the official documents to prove they are married.
Someone's loving Rania Farid Shawki more than they're supposed to; it's her Twitter impersonator!
I am human before I am Palestinian: Cairo Jazz Club performer Jowan Safadi doesn't avoid or target politics
Performing live before a small holiday crowd at Cairo Jazz Club, Jowan Safadi doesn't want be a voice of the Palestinian cause to gain acceptance of Arab audiences.
Renowned Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat will perform with his group at the Cairo Opera House on the last three April evenings.
April 23, 2014
An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 anti-government protesters to ten years in prison each, judicial sources say.
What doesn't kill you may not make you stronger! Mai Izz El Din's arm injury stops "Spoiled Girls" filming
Despite the doctor's orders, Mai Izz El Din tried to push through the pain and kept filming "Spoiled Girls" only to find that wasn't so wise after all.
With the release not exactly going smoothly for the film named "Halawet Rouh", the upcoming TV show of the same name might should change its title.
A car bomb killed one policeman on the outskirts of Cairo Wednesday.
The monthly concert of the International Music Centre will present three Egyptian musicians on Sunday 27 April.
The U.S. will lift its freeze on military aid to Cairo and deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt.
Ansar Beit al Maqdis has grabbed headlines recently because of increased attacks in Egypt, but much is still unknown about this relatively new terrorist organization.
Egypt’s government has faced 37 cases worth LE100 billion ($14.3 billion) brought by investors in both international and domestic arbitration centres in the three years since the 2011 uprising,
April 22, 2014
Ex Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will stand trial again along with 34 Muslim Brotherhood leaders on April 28.
Eleven defendants who stand accused of participating in the Port Said football massacre, which left 72 fans dead, have had their trial adjourned.
In a confusing twist, "Halawit Rouh" guest of honor Najwa Fouad is in full support of the Egyptian government's ban of the film.
Keepin' it real at his Ras Sadr city concert, Mohammad Hamaki took selfies with fans and asked for favors from the crowd.
It's spring time in Egypt, and the music biz is bustling as Lebanese singer Marwa made her way into the concert season lineup.
One of the biggest British "high street" brands Ted Baker, celebrated opening its first store in Africa on Monday in Cario Festival City Mall.
There may always be money in the banana stand but where's the money in the Middle East really coming from? Al Bawaba has dissected the Forbes rich list to help show you where the Middle East's richest men are from.
Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek joined her hubby Mohammad Fouda in to a Sisi-campaign event this week.
Yes. It's shocking but true: Mohamed Mounir has tied the knot!
Mehleb pointed out that the government would not suspend its commodities and services subsidies; instead it is working on “redistributing and offering it to those who deserve help”.
April 21, 2014
Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi accused Sisi's campaign of bribing citizens.
Some are accusing Egyptian businessman Ahmad Abu Hashima of being behind the withdrawal of his ex-wife Haifa Wehbe's "Beauty of the Soul" from Egyptian cinemas.
Egypt is attempting to restructure its energy subsidies "without affecting poor and low income segments," but can the new strategy work if the government is still undecided on whether or not they will raise petrol and fuel prices?
At least 26,000 tourists came to Egypt for the Easter holiday weekend in what was welcomed as a much-needed spike for the country's ailing tourism sector.
Khaled Selim has signed up for four TV projects at the same time this year, and we ain't complaining!
Egypt's election commission says only two candidates, one of them former army chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, will run in next month's presidential election.
Will Ghada Abdel Razek's "bad teacher" movie have the same fate as Haifa Wehbe's "Beauty of the Soul"?
Ghada Abdel Razek is terrified that her upcoming film will be deemed too sexual and get banned like Haifa Wehbe's latest movie.
April 20, 2014
A Cairo misdemeanor court has sentenced 30 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three-and-a-half years in jail for rioting and illegal protesting.
Sherine Abdelwahab accuses Haifa Wehbe of giving sexual favors. Haifa's victim? Ricky Martin!
Egyptians must demand media reform if they truly desire a free society.
Ahmed El Sakka's most loyal fans were treated to a private lunch with the generous star!
At least two policemen were killed by armed attackers on the road between Cairo and Suez Saturday shortly after a small jihadist group claimed attack for the Cairo bombs that struck Egypt's capital last week.
The head of Egypt's censorship board was not happy about pulling Haifa Wehbe's latest film from Egyptian cinemas.
April 19, 2014
It took what seemed like forever to get past Egypt's censorship process, but after finally making it through and into cinemas for viewing, the interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab ordered it to be withdrawn from theaters.
Egyptian actress Marwa Abdelmonem is being accused of killing her housemaid. Is it true?
Recent disagreements between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are deepening the divide between the two organizations.
April 18, 2014
Interim President Adly Mahmoud Mansour rejected calls to pardon three anti-regime activists, saying he did not want to interfere in judiciary affairs.
April 17, 2014
Hala Sarhan under fire for the name of her new TV show!
Should Sisi be elected as president of Egypt as is generally assumed, he will have to decide whether to go along with the cold peace or to take the bold decision to promote cooperation with Israel for the greater benefit of both countries.
Egyptian riot police have clashed with students once again at Cairo's al Azhar University.
Presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received over half a million recommendations, well over the 25,000 requirement, according to his campaign's legal advisor.
The interim government is currently preparing a new economic stimulus package that will focus on the industrial, housing and construction, communication and tourism sectors.
April 16, 2014
"Ultimately Egypt and Turkey need energy, and the fact that we have it is creating a regional convergence of interests," an Israeli diplomatic source told Reuters.
Egypt's generals the economy to develop along lines of their choosing and have taken the opportunity not just to entrench their business activities even further, but upscale and expand them.
A new report issued Wednesday by a coalition of feminists and human rights groups blames the Egyptian government for not doing enough to stop sexual violence in Egypt.
An Egyptian court sentenced 120 Morsi supporters to three years in prison on Monday.
He's got a soft spot for the kiddos: Assi Helani gave proceeds from Cairo concert to children's cancer research
Lebanese superstar Assi Helani showed he's not just a talented musician, but he's a humanitarian at heart too!
Egyptian folklore singer Hakim wants Yousra to be on the judging panel of his latest show “Najm Al Sha’ab” (Star of the People).
Relations with the IMF soured when Egypt suspended negotiations over a loan worth billions in 2013, but this may improve with upcoming discussions.
The Ahmed Ezz-Zeina trial is ongoing and they're both having a bad time in court!
Egyptian celebs are taking on the political stand and announcing Sisi as their fave to win.
Beachside bummin' never sounded so fun: 3al Ganoob (To the South) is coming to Marsa Alam this Easter
The three-day festival, stretched between Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, is attracting nearly 1000 visitors and 19 artists who will be performing at various points of the day, right on the beach.
April 15, 2014
An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.
Political unrest has seen gas exports fall in Egypt while electricity consumption went up by almost a third. Will it be an expensive summer?
Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.
Performances, public space and the future of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo are explained here.
It's rumored that Hind Sabri is furious with Yasmin Abdulaziz for stealing her "marriage" show idea!
Prominent lawyer and former 2012 presidential candidate Khaled Ali went as far as to describe the amended law as "legalised thuggery".
April 14, 2014
Qatari cinema lovers aren't happy about Haifa Wehbe's latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul) being shown in their theaters!
Interpol arrested Youssef Boutros Ghali on Monday as he arrived in Paris.
The first spot went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which had 39 names on the list, while third went to the United Arab Emirates, which had 14.
A student loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi was shot dead by Egyptian security forces as clashes took place in Cairo University, also leaving two journalists injured.
Egyptian actress Yusra Al Lawzi will be starring in a new film about Egypt!
Things are going from bad to worse with Ahmed Ezz as now another actress claims to be engaged to him.
Abdel Fattah al Sisi's lawyer handed in the required documents Monday for Sisi to run for president.
So much to do, so much to see this week in Egypt.
April 13, 2014
In Egypt, 16% reported that their financial position has improved in the last six months, while 34% claimed there has been no change, and 42% reported a decline.
Add this to the list: Urbanization could be one of the biggest challenges for Egypt's next president
Much of Egypt remains derelict, but development is rising as the population increases. Agriculture and urbanization of the country will be a key factor in the upcoming elections.
Hanan Turk had given birth to an adorable a baby girl!
What do Amr Diab & Tamer Hosny have in common with Ramadan, World Cup and Egypt's Presidential elections?
Some key events in the Arab world are causing superstars Amr Diab and Tamer Hosny to work differently!
Always earnestly in search of a way to get under the skin of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Sama Al Masri made a rumor go around about her wearing a hijab.
Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.
Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.
April 12, 2014
Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.
Macadi Nahhas returns to Cairo's Al-Genaina Theatre on Friday 18 April as part of the venue's early spring programme.
At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.
April 11, 2014
Journalists under fire: A reporter for a pro-Muslim Brotherhood website has been jailed for allegedly posting leaked videos of military officials.
It's been criticized by conservatives and claimed to not be coming at all, but now it appears that the new talent show will bring a set of belly dancing hopefuls on screen after Ramadan.