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 refuses to sing in Israel: "I have the right not to perform in a country which murders children"
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.
Kiss me baby one more time! Amr Waked slammed for passionate smooch with Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy."
4 militants killed as Egypt's troops press on with daily offensives in Sinai
Don't want to get deported? That's easy, just marry a citizen like Armenian bellydancer Safinaz did!
The only place Armenian Bellydancer Safinaz will be flying off to now is her honeymoon destination!
Following a seriously short marriage, Sawsan Badr has decided to end her sixth marriage!
After more than 40 years of friendship, Adel Imam is being accused of neglecting his lifetime friend Saeed Saleh before he died.
OK, everyone thinks that Ruby has secretly gotten married after a wedding band made an appearance on her finger!
A number of jailed Egyptian activists decided to go on an open-ended hunger strike to protest their detention.
August 20, 2014
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.
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.
Electricity deficit increases to approximately 6,180MW, no solution in sight
Why did Samir Ghanem turn down an acting role with comedy legend Adel Imam?
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started a hunger strike in jail.
Sharif Muneer is finally taking Sherine Abdel Wahab to court on September 27.
Egyptian starlets Yousra and Enas el Dughaidi are planning to open a Tourist Village in Egypt. Would you go visit?
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.
What better way to prove it's all good between Somaya Al Khashab and Fifi Abdo? Co-star in a film of course!
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
We've been waiting awhile for the hot jams, and now they're officially coming on August 25th.
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.
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.
An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of former leader Mohamed Morsi along with some 130 Muslim Brotherhood members till August 23.
Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.
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”.
It' not all about him he says, no autobiography ay time soon.
Safinaz apologizes for the sporting the Egyptian flag in costume form after it allegedly got in her trouble...again.
August 18, 2014
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?
Is there more to Menna Shalabi and Mohammad Abdel Aziz's friendship than meets the eye?
"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.
An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.
Nelly Karim's daughter was not allowed to watch her mum's successful Ramadan TV drama "Sijn El Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy has vowed to never produce another film again, but has quickly changed his mind. Why?
The documentary by Ahmed Rashwan is a significant step in cinematic portrayals of Egypt's largest minority.
A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.
August 17, 2014
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.
Not so popular anymore? Tamer Hosny's disastrous ticket sales prove that he's not-so-famous in Tunisia
Tamer Hosny's severe lack of ticket sales in two Tunisian festivals have proved that he's not so popular there!
A number of celebrities stood by their friend Ramez Galal 's side at his father's funeral on Sunday.
Ahmed Ezz and Zeina happened to be in the same room for the first time since her return from the US with his twins!
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 Karim is taking on a new exciting project involving dancing and MBC TV!
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.
Love some saxophone? Live in Egypt or wish you did? Then get a load of this.
A lose-lose situation: Egyptian suspension of gas supplies to Jordan and leads to 75% decline in exports
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
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.
Performances began on the 15th and will continue for more than a week of theatre fun.
August 14, 2014
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.
After a hiatus that lasted over a month, the Egyptian actress is back on set "Secrets".
Comedian and prankster Ramez Galal is taking time off to mourn the death of his father.
Mohamed Karim taught Enrique Iglesias some Arabic on his latest trip to Egypt!
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.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he did not order the killing of protesters or the shedding of the blood of Egyptians.
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!
Amr Diab went prude, not nude: this year's Greece gig allegedly more straight-laced than you know what
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
If only it managed to go back to producing its own: Egypt, Russia mull free trade zone over wheat imports
In the previous 2013/14 marketing year, Russia supplied 3.6 million tonnes of wheat to Egypt.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Wednesday to attend his trail on murder charges.
Egyptian actors Mona Zaki and Ahmed Helmy celebrated their daughter Lilly's birthday this week.
Rumor has it that Egyptian actress May Ezzedine is getting chummy with Haifa Wehbe's ex-hubby!
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim is taking her success from "Sijin Al Nisa" (Women Prison) and running with it.
August 12, 2014
Around 27.8% of Egyptian youth are poor while 24.1% are near the poverty line.
Human Rights Watch has released a new report that accuses the current Egyptian government of serious human rights abuses.
Egyptian films Factory Girl, Villa 69 and The Ferry feature in the Malmo Arab Film Festival's video promo
The newly released promo of the upcoming Malmo Arab Film Festival includes Egyptian films Factory Girl, Vila 69 and The Ferry.
Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.
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.
Sherine Abdel Wahab stuns in a red dress as she performs at the Carthage Festival in Tunisia. (Image: Facebook)
Sherine Abdel Wahab
Fifi Abdo welcomed celebrities at her daughter Hanadi's luxurious wedding in Cairo this week.
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.
Don't believe everything you see on the internet: Somaya Al Khashab continues her story on how she lost the weight
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.
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
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.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.
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.
Forty-five Egyptians accused of supporting former President Mohamed Morsi were acquitted Sunday.
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 finds trouble again: Armenian belly dancer faces deportation for working without legal permit
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?
World-renowned jazz musicians to songs by Egyptian film soundtracks composer Gamel Salama, there's never a dull night in Egypt right now.
Egyptian singer Mohammed Al Helou was left red-faced at Cairo International Airport when airport police arrested him shortly after landing from Dubai.
Sherine Abdel Wahab considering involving her daughters in the entertainment business!
Over 60 militants have been killed in Egypt's Sinai over the past 12 days, according to Egyptian armed forces.
An Egyptian court has dissolved the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
August 8, 2014
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.
A court in Sohag sentenced 16 protesters to five years in jail, handed a 10-year term to another and sentenced three others to life in prison.
She was wiped from the Ramadan TV mayhem, but now she's maxin' and relaxin' at the beach.