Russian state-controlled energy group SoyuzNefteGaz has started operations off the Syrian coast amid a rapid military build-up by Moscow in the war-torn country.
Omar Zorba, a well known satirist who was arrested after being sued for defamation by a former Jordanian PM, was to be released Thursday after the lawsuit was dropped.
Blog: Egypt's medical community is once again fuming after a government official humiliated one of their own in a video that has gone viral.
Blog: An inconsiderate and strange piece of poetry about last week's tragedy in Mecca has gotten a Saudi poet into hot water.
Mohamed ElBaradei, a leading Egyptian opposition figure, has hinted at a boycott of upcoming elections scheduled to begin in October.
Blog: Talk show host Tamer Amin has warned that Egypt will soon be under threat from weaponised "natural" disasters sparked by a shadowy group intent on world domination.
Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris, who has said he wants to buy an island for refugees to call their home, has finally been offered an island - in the Maldives.
Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour has said a Syrian security delegation that was in Cairo last week discussed a handover of power from Assad to another government figure.
Egyptian authorities over the weekend arrested prominent anti-corruption activist and campaigner Hamdi al-Fakhrani on charges of bribery.
Blog: Social media has been a crucible of anger at governments' failures to aid Syrians displaced by war.