We’ve had quite a year of growth at the Empire, and with it some surprising scoops. Here’s a look at our most popular stories this year.
What better way to welcome the World Cup to Egypt than with the biggest concert of the year?
Because it’s been easy to forget.
This open letter was making the rounds everywhere, and although we’re not exactly sure Brad Pitt himself really wrote it, all of us fans are sure he agrees with it.
She is stupid and she is sorry Ahmed! We wonder if Vodafone outsourced its social media after this.
If we know about it, then you should! Even if it’s at 4am.
There is a reason behind the shutdown and no, Zamalek, you are not Times Square.
The government and security forces’ failure to protect and defend our country’s women is shameful.
If you’re still sending out these requests on Facebook, then don’t complain that no one sees your posts.
This one caused quite a stir. Why couldn’t she be Miss Egypt?
If you’re planning a trip to the UK next summer, then you should definitely get started on that application.
This was nothing short of creepy.
Another controversial story that made the rounds, this one came from beyond our shores.
Because, of course.
After the year Syria’s had, we all needed this reminder.
At the end of the day, at least we can laugh about it.
Forget about the traffic, the pollution and the protests for a second and have a look at the beauty that lies behind it all.
The Pomksy was everywhere in 2013 – check this out if you’re wondering why.
‘My wife was brutally attacked by a drunken lunatic diplomat while having a night out at the Kempinski hotel in Cairo’ – Say what?!
Really, what happened? The sun, sand and sea is for relaxing – it’s not a runway, ladies!
No matter what they say about Egypt, whether it’s the people who live here or the news, there is a reason why people don’t actually book that flight home. Here’s ten.
WE SAID THIS: Here’s to bigger and better in 2014!