"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.
April 10, 2014
The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.
Zeina's attorney denies rumors of red lingerie being brought into the courtroom drama with Ahmad Ezz
It makes a funny story, but an untrue one, according to Zeina's lawyer at least.
Cyrine Abdelnour gets silly with her co-star behind the scenes of "Love Story".
Veteran actress Nabila Obeid talks about heading the judging committee at the Muscat International Film Festival.
Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.
A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.
April 9, 2014
The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.
An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.
After getting battered with accusations, Zeina tugged on Ahmad's memory with this unbelievable stunt.
Never one to be left out, dicey diva Haifa Wehbe has kept up with her colleagues by agreeing to host MBC's new talent show "Your Face Sounds Familiar" alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka.
El-Mesaharaty Lab, in cooperation with Doum Cultural Foundation, will be performing 'Welad El-Batta El-Soda' (Children of the Black Duck) at Cairo's Hanager Theatre starting 14 April.
Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.
A video of Haifa Wehbe dancing sexually to a song by Hakim has taken YouTube by storm.
Around 71% of young Egyptians feel that individuals belonging to their generation are more likely to start a business compared to their older counterparts.
April 8, 2014
It's taken many a moon and many a scene delete to get this bad boy past the Egyptian censorship committee and onto the cinema screen, but "Halawet Roo" is finally in theaters now.
Tamer Hosny is coming to Morocco this April.
After serving some jail time and being sued by Al Nabila Hotel for breach of contract, Safinaz can finally breathe easy because she's no longer under an exclusive contract with the hotel.
We know former military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is running for president, but what is his vision for the future of Egypt, and who is "the mastermind" behind this vision?
"His Excellency" hits top of Liqa Swaidan's list this year: starring with Adel Imam a dream come true
With three shows on the docket this year, Liqa Swaidan has a seriously full slate. One drama in particular has her head over heels.
April 7, 2014
Egypt aids are lifted by billions and billions of Gulf aid.
Life support, but not a cure: an inside look into the aid packages that are (barely) keeping Egypt together
Since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, financial support has been provided by a number of countries and international institutions. Assistant packages varied from cash, grants and loans to deposits and fuel products
An Egyptian court has upheld prison sentences for three political activists and ruled Monday that each would be fined 50,000 Egyptian pounds.
The Bani Helal and Daboudiya clans in southern Egypt have agreed to a three-day truce.
Fourteen people were arrested Monday for Friday's tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan that left 25 dead.
Mohammad Hamaki bares all on his documentary "Hamaki Wal Hayat".
During season three of Arabs Got Talent, Ahmed Helmy promised a little girl that she could star in his upcoming film "Made in China". Now the talent show judge and comedian is holding true to his word.
Nadia Al Jundi is returning back to the small screen with her ex-hubby after an absence of three years.
Nelly Karim combats rumors that her upcoming film "A Day for Women" has been halted due to financial issues.
At least two more people were killed on Sunday in the southern governorate of Aswan, renewing deadly tribal clashes that have killed almost two dozen people in three days of fighting.
Sawiris then retweeted a post saying: "Like father like son… He pretends to be a socialist after the first 50 million," a clear reference to Heikal, who is widely believed to be living in London.
Ministry of Supply provides smart ration cards to citizens to meet their needs of bread and other commodities
April 6, 2014
Halima Poland is set to become the latest face of Egyptian TV channel "Al Mihwar."
Lawyer Nabih Al Wahsh has revealed a few hidden secrets about Haifa Wehbe and her family.
Wrong again! Egyptian satellite channel falsely announced the death of actress Wafa Amer, causing her mother to experience a nervous breakdown.
This week is marked by closing of the D-CAF festival while the India by the Nile festival takes over Cairo and Alexandria stages. This topped with film screenings, concerts, theatre performances and more.
The Blues boss feels his club did great business in selling Juan Mata and bringing in the Egyptian during the January transfer window
April 5, 2014
Egyptian journalists went on a one-day strike to protest the killing of reporters covering the anti-government protests.
April 3, 2014
Arab World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change
Egyptian film Villa 69, by director Ayten Amin, will be screened at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently expressed concern over an Egyptian court's decision to sentence over 500 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.
Egypt's Prime Minister called for an emergency meeting Tuesday following three bombings at Cairo University this week.