Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab’s government will remain if Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi becomes president, according to several sources, who added that Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz and a number of ministers will participate in Sisi’s campaign for president.
Egypt has witnessed cold and rainfall across the country that began Friday, particularly in Cairo, causing traffic disruptions and the closure of schools in Upper Egypt.
· Saudi Arabia to close Al Jazeera media offices in the country.
· Youm7 launched a “circulation of information” initiative in coordination with the World Bank.
· Ethiopia attacked Egypt’s diplomatic campaign against the Renaissance Dam.
· No new taxes to be imposed on Egyptian expatriates, said Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Ali Al-Ashry.
· Al-Azhar refuses to participate in a debate suggested by the Creativity Front about screening the American movie “Noah” in Egypt.
Interim President Adly Mansour received on Monday Senegalese President Macky Sall, who invited Mansour to participate in the Francophonie Summit scheduled to be held in November in Senegal.
Potential presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi called on liberal political forces to reject the presidential elections law regulating the country’s upcoming presidential elections during a press conference held at the Free Egyptians Party on Monday.
· Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab raised the social solidarity pensions to 450 EGP for four-member families.
· Interim president received a text message from South Sudan President Salva Kiir thanking Egypt for its support of South Sudan in different fields.
· The Arab League Council denounced “terrorist” acts that have occurred recently in Egypt and Bahrain.
· The suspension of Egypt’s membership in the African Union is a big mistake: South Sudanese Foreign Minister Baranaba Marial Benjamin.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab asked Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Investment Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour and Minister of Environment Laila Iskander to form a joint commission between the two ministries to discuss the possibility of using coal as an alternative source of energy in heavy consumption factories.
Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood students protested in front of the engineering college at Menoufia University. The students flashed Rabaa signs and chanted against the police and military.
· April 6 Youth Movement founder Ahmed Maher’s defense team withdrew from Monday’s court session, protesting assault by security forces of the defendants.
· The Minister of Justice discussed cooperation with the State Council in solving foreign conflicts.
· The Ministry of Defense renewed its official website to facilitate electronic services for citizens.
· 69,000 children have been inoculated against poliomyelitis in North Sinai.
· The health of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly has deteriorated and he is now receiving medical care in Dar Al Fouad hospital.
· A 4-year-old girl was killed Monday when a school gate fell on her in the Sharqia governorate.
The Supreme Electoral Commission met on Monday with Minister of Administrative and Local Development Adel Labib to discuss major procedures in the upcoming presidential elections and to form the executive regulation of the presidential elections law.
Hassan Abdullah Smeek, the managing director of UAE Arabtec Construction, announced Monday that the UAE Arabtec will establish a joint company with the engineering authority of the Armed Forces to implement a 1 million housing unit project in Egypt.
· Egypt receives 100,000 heads of cattle from the United Arab Emirates.
· The dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in resulted in 632 deaths and 686 injuries, according to the National Council for Human Rights.
· The Giza Criminal Court released businessman Ahmed Ezz on 2 million EGP bail.
A military source said that Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will quit his position next Monday before he declares his decision to run for president.
Coptic students refuse to attend 35 schools in the Delga village in Minya for the third day in a row after their families received threatening messages from some supporters of the Brotherhood. The threats came after security forces seized some Brotherhood members who have participated in clashes on Feb. 8 from the village.
· Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy announced on Monday that the ministry will develop 25,000 supply shops across Egypt.
· Interim President Adly Mansour granted the Republic Medal to former Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy in appreciation for his efforts in the last political phase.
· Deputy Head of the Salafist Call Yasser El-Borhamy criticized the immunity of the Supreme Electoral Commission’s decisions.
· The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy demanded that Saudi Arabia revise its stance toward the current political regime.