Tunisian actor Hichem Rostom, who starred in The English Patient and dozens of films across Europe, died on Tuesday at the age of 75, the culture ministry said.
The Egyptian musician Hesham Nazih was invited to join the membership of the Oscars selection jury, a body that boasts almost 400 Hollywood professionals and the international film community
The first edition of the Dawar Arts Festival is running between 21 and 25 June.
The Egyptian Ministry of Culture announced that it had retrieved a long-lost paining by one of the foremost Egyptian painters Abdel-Hadi Al-Gazzar (1925–1966) and placed it in the Museum of the Egyptian Modern Art's collection.
The Italian company Étoile Ballet Theatre will visit Egypt to give four performances of Vampiri (Vampires).
Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (29 June - 5 July) in Cairo and Alexandria.