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Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi's son, Osama Mohamed Morsi. (Photo: Tahrirnews)
08:30 GMT
Former Egyptian president's son says that the verdict was postponed to not embarrass Sisi on his diplomatic trip to Germany.
Ramez has pranked yet another celebrity on his terrifying prank show! (File photo)
08:16 GMT
Watch Zeina get pranked by Ramez Galal this Ramadan!
A still from the Abla Fahita show. (Facebook)
07:39 GMT
Dubbed a "porno puppet," a study finds out who exactly watches "Abla Fahita's" show in Egypt.
Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mahmoud Ghozlan and Abdel Rahman El-Bar were arrested this week. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt were reportedly arrested by police including Mahmoud Ghozlan, Abdel Rahman El-Bar and two others.

June 2, 2015

The foreign deposits in banks in the Egyptian market jumped in March compared with 8.1 percent the previous month. (AFP/File)
20:47 GMT
The foreign deposits in banks in the Egyptian market jumped in March compared with 8.1 percent the previous month.
Another 71 wanted individuals and 322 suspects were arrested during operations. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The Egyptian military announced that 141 militants have been killed in North Sinai in the month of May alone.
Ricky Martin appeared in The Voice Arabia last year. (Instagram)
12:18 GMT
Rumour has it that Ricky Martin will be playing a date in Egypt this summer.
A court in Cairo postponed the final decision of the former Egyptian president's death sentence until June 16. (AFP/File)
11:27 GMT
A court in Cairo postponed the final decision of the former Egyptian president's death sentence until June 16.
Theeb is now coming to Egyptian cinemas. (File photo)
09:48 GMT
Jordanian film Theeb leads the film pack as it heads to Egyptian cinemas tomorrow.
The FIDH called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Mahienour el-Masry, an activist who was sentenced to 15 months in prison. (Google Plus)
09:14 GMT
The FIDH called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Mahienour el-Masry, an activist who was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Mohamed Morsi was already in jail for 20 years, charged with violence against opposition protesters. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
An Egypt court Tuesday is set to decide the final verdict on whether or not former president Mohamed Morsi should receive the death penalty.

June 1, 2015

Souad Massi's songs are inspired by classical Arab poetry. (WOMAD)
16:38 GMT
Souad Massi follows up her Mawazine Festival performance with a stint at the World of Music and Dance Festival in the UK.
Egypt signed an exploration worth $2 billion with Italian company Eni for four years of exploration activities in the Sinai and Nile Delta regions. (AFP/File)
15:29 GMT
Egypt signed an exploration deal $2 billion with Italian company Eni for four years of exploration activities in the Sinai and Nile Delta regions.
Tobacco use in Egypt is getting out of hand.
14:39 GMT
Egyptian customs authorities seized over 64 million packs of smuggled cigarettes in May.
Omar Sharif was a much-wanted bachelor back in the day. (Lecinemadreams)
13:16 GMT
Omar Sharif was a George Clooney back in his hay day, and these women are a testament to it!
Egyptian defendants sit behind bars as journalists attend their retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead on May 30, 2015 at the police academy in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
11:07 GMT
The defendants were sentenced to ten years in a maximum security prison for taking part of a protest outside the Qubba presidential palace in February 2013.
An Alexandria court sentenced human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry to 15 months in prison for "storming" a police station in 2013. (YouTube)
06:00 GMT
An Alexandria court sentenced human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry and two others over "storming" a police station in 2013.

May 31, 2015

Demonstrators in Cairo protest the military crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, August 2013.  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
17:55 GMT
Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said on Sunday at least 2,500 civilians and security forces were killed following Islamist president Morsi's ouster in 2013.
An Egyptian worker sprays water during the demolition of the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on May 31, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
15:09 GMT
The building's demolition started on Sunday, a month after Egypt's cabinet issued the order.
A still from the Egyptian film Factory Girl. (Facebook)
14:23 GMT
Egyptian film Factory Girl will be released in French cinemas during the last quarter of 2015.
A figure of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Hamama’s career reached its pinnacle in the 1940s and 1950s. (Imgbuddy.com)
10:14 GMT
Mohammad Abdel Wahab visits his late wife Egyptian icon Faten Hamama's grave on her birthday.
Egypt's state grain buyer said the purchase is due for an early July shipment.
09:18 GMT
Egypt's state grain buyer said the purchase is due for an early July shipment.
Baron Palace is the first Arabic horror film to be shot in 3D. (Pixabay)
08:59 GMT
Strange phenomena reported on the Baron Palace movie set. Boo!
The World Bank will be cooperating with the Social Fund for Development on the projects. (Mashable)
08:02 GMT
A $600m World Bank grant will support small and micro-enterprises, especially among youth.
Sherien with her ex-hubby Amr Diab and their daughter. (Egypt Independent)
07:53 GMT
Sherien Reda, ex-wife of singer Amr Diab, has said her divorce from Diab did not affect her acting career.
Flames rise from a gas pipeline attack in the Egyptian Sinai town of El Arish on February 5, 2011. (AFP/File)
07:15 GMT
Suspected Sinai militants have attacked the Egypt-Jordan pipeline south of al-Arish.
Mohamed Soltan was sentenced to life in prison in April. (AFP)
06:00 GMT
Mohamed Sultan, an Egyptian-American, who was sentenced to life in prison in April has given up his Egyptian nationality and will be deported to the United States.
Why is Bassem on a boat in the middle of Lake Lucerne? (Photo courtesy of Cairo Gossip)
05:00 GMT
Is Bassem Youssef a security risk?

May 30, 2015

Last year, over 6,000 people died in road accidents in Egypt. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
09:58 GMT
Thirteen police officers and three civilians lost their lives and four others sustained injuries when an armored police truck vehicle colided with another truck in Upper Egypt.

May 29, 2015

Rafah border crossing, which connects Egypt and the Gaza Strip, was temporarily opened to allow Palestinians to return to the blockaded enclave.  (AFP/File)
17:12 GMT
Egypt closed Rafah crossing between Sinai and the Gaza Strip after a temporary opening to allow Palestinians to return home.
A Libyan militia spokesman said his forces withdrew from the airbase Thursday after receiving no reinforcements.  (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
A Libyan militia spokesman said his forces withdrew from the airbase after receiving no reinforcements.
The Alexandria Criminal Court acquitted on Thursday an officer of charges of torturing and killing a suspect in 2011. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Alexandria Criminal Court acquitted on Thursday an officer of charges of torturing and killing a suspect in 2011.

May 28, 2015

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen meeting with top military generals for emergency talks in Cairo on Feb. 15, 2015 in a photo issued by his office. (AFP/File)
22:52 GMT
A group of army generals and senior government officials are using almost 7,000 unaudited accounts in the country.
Ayach will star in the movie "Paparazzi" this July. (Facebook)
21:27 GMT
The singer-turned-actor will be gracing the silver screen in his first ever movie this Eid El Fitr.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
13:30 GMT
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hopes to restart the peace process between Israel and Palestine.
Yasmina, 16, came second only to breakdancer Salah in the finals of Arabs Got Talent in March 2015. (Screenshot)
12:25 GMT
Iconic Lebanese singer-songwriter Ziad Rahbani and Egypt's Yasmina Alelwani of Arabs Got Talent to star at Lebanon's Zouk Mikael International Festival in July.
Egypt will only be pumping gas to three stations due to shortages and high temperatures. (Shutterstock)
09:15 GMT
High temperatures and high consumption factories are forcing Egypt to ration gas supply.
Whose side are you on after hearing Sarah's argument? (File photo)
08:35 GMT
Ezz's lawyer Sarah Darwish made some pretty good points against Zeina and her witnesses.
The National Organisation for Military Production is already involved in mega-projects in Egypt. (Wikimedia Commons)
07:27 GMT
New multi-industry firm will be entirely owned by the Egyptian ministry of military production.

May 27, 2015

Looks like Bassem Youssef isn't the only one in the family with an itch to challenge Egyptian autocracy. (AFP/File)
23:43 GMT
Almost a week after the sudden death of his father, the Egyptian satirist shared the moments his parents stuck up to the Mubarak regime.
Now awaiting President Sisi's approval, the proposed new law aims its guns at combatting "cyberterrorism" but it may be much more than that. (AFP/File)
20:52 GMT
A draft of Egypt's new cyber bill was just leaked with worrying details.
A policeman was killed Wednesday when an explosive device went off in North Sinai's al-Arish city. (AFP/File)
20:42 GMT
A policeman was killed Wednesday when an explosive device went off in North Sinai's al-Arish city.
Do you think Raghad used to be a man before? (Menara News)
14:31 GMT
Lebanese starlet Raghad Salame has been accused of being a transsexual just like American sportsman Bruce Jenner.
The state telephone company will see new leadership through seven government representatives appointed on Wednesday. (Shutterstock)
13:30 GMT
The state telephone company will see new leadership through seven government representatives appointed on Wednesday.
Sherif and Riham on their honeymoon in the US. (Instagram)
10:24 GMT
Young Egyptian actor Sherif Ramzy and his new wife actress Riham Ayman jetted off to the US for their lovely honeymoon this week.
Ramez Galal in a promotional still from last year's prank show "Ramez, The Sea Shark." (Cairodar.com)
09:33 GMT
Will Ramez Galal's prank show "Ramez Wakel Elgaw" (Ramez in Control) get cancelled before it's even been released?
The prisoners were also charged with being associated with a "terrorist organization." (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
The prisoners, including Islamist Adel Habara, were charged with killing dozens soldiers during separate 2013 and 2014 attacks.
A still from the "Seeb Eidy" music video. (YouTube)
08:14 GMT
Salma El-Fouly, best known for her arrest for the "Seeb Eidy" music video, has a shady history we didn't know about!
Rafah border crossing serves as the entry point to the Gaza Strip from Egypt. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Egyptian officials have yet to comment on the incident.
A performance by the Company of Dreams dance troupe. (Visit London)
05:00 GMT
London-based international dance troupe could perform anti-ISIS piece.
Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years.

May 26, 2015

Here's the results of Sisi's "secular" government, arresting everyday Egyptians over homemade YouTube videos.  (YouTube)
23:33 GMT
Here's the results of Sisi's "secular" government, arresting everyday Egyptians over homemade YouTube videos.
The meeting comes as part of a two-day investment forum between the two countries. (AFP/File)
20:01 GMT
The meeting comes as part of a two-day investment forum between the two countries.
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah paid tribute to former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.
16:24 GMT
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah paid tribute to former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi flash the sign for victory as they wave Egyptian flags and banners during a demonstration in Cairo's landmark Tahrir square. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
16:00 GMT
Egypt's social solidarity minister has shut down a total of 430 NGO's for having ties to the Brotherhood in the past year.
A still from El-Fouly's 'controversial' video. (YouTube)
15:03 GMT
An Egyptian singer is facing possible 'debauchery' charges after her racy YouTube video 'Don't Touch Me" fell foul of the country's morality laws.
The cost of producing renewable energy is higher than that of relying on fossil fuels, according to Egypt's electricity minister. (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
Egypt commits to resolving energy crisis with promise to invest $45B into the energy sector in the next ten years.
There are an estimated 4,000 fishermen in Gaza. (AFP/Said Khatib)
12:11 GMT
A Gaza fisherman was shot at and injured by Egyptian naval forces late Monday night, just hours after two other fishermen were shot by Israeli forces.
The Egyptian army announced on Tuesday that it has arrested over 6,000 people in the last seven months for attempting to "illegally migrate" within Egyptian borders. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The Egyptian army announced on Tuesday that it has arrested over 6,000 people in the last seven months for attempting to "illegally migrate" within Egyptian borders.
Libyan tribal leaders attend a four-day conference in Cairo to discuss growing terrorism across the region, May 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:45 GMT
Libyan tribal leaders began talks in Cairo during a four-day conference on preventing the spread of terrorism across the Middle East.
Security forces killed 12 suspected militants during raids on North Sinai cities late Monday, state news reported. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Security forces killed 12 suspected militants during raids on North Sinai cities late Monday, state news reported.
Bassem also lost his mother 18 months ago. (Facebook)
08:42 GMT
Egyptian satirist makes us cry with a heartfelt tribute to his father.
Sharif at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Rome in 2011. (CBC.ca)
08:13 GMT
Sharif is said to be aware that he was an actor, but can no longer distinguish one film from another.

May 25, 2015

The officer received the maximum sentence Sunday and may appeal within a period of 60 days. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The officer received the maximum sentence Sunday and may appeal within a period of 60 days.
Egypt's top prosecutor Monday referred the chairman of a newspaper to criminal court for "publishing false news" and illegally practicing journalism. (AFP/File)
17:21 GMT
Egypt's top prosecutor Monday referred the chairman of a newspaper to criminal court for "publishing false news" and illegally practicing journalism.
Despite prohibitions, residents of Gaza just couldn't satisfy their craving for this mass-produced American fried chicken. (imgur)
16:21 GMT
Despite prohibitions, residents of Gaza just couldn't satisfy their craving for this mass-produced American fried chicken.
A man enters a smuggling tunnel along the Sinai-Gaza border, September 2013.  (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
15:32 GMT
The Egyptian army has destroyed 521 tunnel openings along the Gaza border in the last six months, said an army spokesman.
The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a $6 billion loan with the IMF to close the financing budget gap for the fiscal year. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a $6 billion loan with the IMF to close the financing budget gap for the fiscal year.
Defendants stand trial in Egypt for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
12:49 GMT
Leading Brotherhood member Mohamed al-Falahgi died in prison Monday just one day before a scheduled retrial.
Stephan El Shaarawy
12:47 GMT
The Italy international has been buoyed by ending his six-month goal drought in the Rossoneri's much-needed win over Torino
Enas al Dughaidi had her first kiss at 16! (Watan 24)
10:28 GMT
Egyptian director Enas al Dughaidi shared a story about her first kiss on the TV show "Mafateeh."
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi with his ministers following the swearing in ceremony of the new Egyptian cabinet at the presidential palace in Cairo. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
The cost of shoring up public finances will be pushed onto people less able to afford it, the IMF said Sunday.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told state news agency MENA that the meeting hopes to address "combating terrorism" and illegal immigration. (YouTube)
05:00 GMT
Egypt, Algeria and Libya will hold talks on the situation in the region in a meeting in Cairo next month.

May 24, 2015

Gümüş is a Turkish melodrama, which became a pop-culture phenomenon when it was dubbed into Arabic and aired across the Arab world as "Noor" in 2006. (Deviant Art)
17:46 GMT
Turkish documentary film "Kismet" links parts of the former Ottoman country in an attempt to shed light on the deep relationship of love between women and Turkish soap operas.
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood member to death on Sunday on charges of joining an outlawed group. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood member to death on Sunday on charges of joining an outlawed group.
People will be able to travel from Egypt into Gaza but not the other way around. (AFP/File)
15:45 GMT
Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Tueday and Wednesday to allow passengers to cross from Egypt into Gaza.
Bassem's father passed away on Saturday night. (Elhawanem)
11:22 GMT
Bassem Youssef's father has passed away on Saturday.
The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains. (Shutterstock)
10:35 GMT
The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains.
Egyptians inspect the damage after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT
A 67-year-old man was killed when a bomb exploded in a road tunnel.
Ramez posted a picture with Paris from behind-the-scenes of his prank show "Ramez in Control." (Veto Gate)
09:31 GMT
Ramez Galal is back with a vengeance, and this year Paris Hilton was one of the prankster's victims!
Palestinian protesters take part in a demonstration organised by the Islamic Movement against the death sentence to Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel, on May 23, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:00 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians marched in northern Israel to protest the death sentence of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

May 23, 2015

Omar's son Tarek says that his father has been showing signs of Alzheimer's disease since 2013. (File photo)
19:02 GMT
Tarek El-Sharif claims that his father Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Morsi was removed from power in 2013. (AFP/File)
16:40 GMT
Egypt's ousted president, Mohamad, Morsi is standing trial for insulting the judiciary in the country. He is on trial along with 25 other people.
A Sudanese protester carries an poster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
07:43 GMT
Hundreds of Sudanese have rallied outside the office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the capital, Khartoum, to denounce a death sentence handed down to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

May 21, 2015

Daesh is urging attacks on judges in retaliation for the recent execution of six militants who were active in Sinai. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Daesh is urging its followers in Egypt to attack judges and court officials for cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
Islamic laws haven't stopped this group of atheists from producing their own secular programming. (YouTube)
14:26 GMT
Islamic laws haven't stopped this group of atheists from producing their own secular programming.
Rami Sabry, before and after. (Al Rai News/Al Bawaba edit)
14:05 GMT
The Egyptian singer unveiled his new look on his Facebook page - what do you think?
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
Sama was facing a six month prison sentence over the alleged insult. (Facebook)
11:34 GMT
Egyptian belly dancer Sama al-Masry is acquitted for insulting Zamalek Club Chief Mortada Mansour on satellite tv. Maybe hold your tongue next time?
Female migrants from sub-saharan Africa. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
10:20 GMT
African migrants seeking refuge in Egypt often find an equally dire situation as domestic workers.
Ezz's appeal to the Family Court has been rejected twice. (File photo)
09:58 GMT
Oh, Ahmed Ezz, things don't seem to be going well for you in court at all!
The Sinai-based Ansar is Egypt's most notorious militant group; it claimed responsibility for the majority of militant attacks carried out in the Sinai Peninsula since July 2013. (AFP/File)
09:52 GMT
Clashes broke out in the city of al-Arish, located in the northern Sinai.
Multi-award winning Khaled Abol Naga is no stranger to tackling difficult human rights and conservation issues. (Photo courtesy of Ol Pejeta)
08:16 GMT
Egyptian hottie Khaled Abol Naga joins model/actress Nargis Fakri in a celebrity-fuelled fundraising effort to save the world's last male white rhino.
A similar court order banning online pornography was issued in 2009. (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
Egyptian court orders PM to move towards censoring online pornography, contradicting a 2013 verdict allowing the websites.

May 20, 2015

Dorra's got her mind on Ahmed Ezz. (Edited for illustrative purposes)
14:37 GMT
Troubled singer Ahmed Ezz has found another fan in the form of Tunisian songstress Dorra, who admits to having a crush on the artist.
The $500 million power plant comes as part of the state's five-year plan to provide environment-friendly electric energy. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The $500 million power plant comes as part of the state's five-year plan to provide environment-friendly electric energy.