The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday the designation of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTOs)” after a number of attacks against Israeli and Egyptian targets.
- Unknown militants killed three policemen in Sharqia and Qena.
- Interior Ministry allocated 250,000 policemen to secure polling stations nationwide during the upcoming presidential elections.
- The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton will meet interim President Adly Mansour on Thursday.
- The high electricity load caused power cuts for 29 days during March: Ministry of Electricity.
Interim President Adly Mansour discussed on Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the latest developments in the peace talks with Israel.
- Schools to reopen Saturday after a period of relative calm in Aswan.
- Ministry of Agriculture prepared 55 control units to confront locust swarms.
- Security forces dispersed a protest at Al-Azhar University’s Zagazig branch held by female students, after they tried to block the road and halt traffic.
- The Egyptian Armed Forces ranked 13th in the world and the first in Africa, according to an annual international military report.
- Head of the European Union delegation to Egypt denied any European or international funding for the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
- The Central Bank of Egypt prohibited banking transactions with some Arab countries including Qatar, Sudan, Syria, and Libya.
- Social Solidarity Ministry unfroze the assets of 13 associations that were blacklisted over accusations of affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Security officers in Ain Shams University clashed with students after they broke in the Faculty of Commerce and fired flames.
- The Criminal Court in Cairo sentenced 18 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to three to seven years in prison over violent acts in Shubra.
- The Salloum border crossing between Egypt and Libya has been closed by the Libyan authorities since Monday.
A prosecution witness in the case of a “terrorist” organization linked to al-Qaeda said that Mohamed al-Zawahry launched that group to target police and army forces and institutions, Christians, and churches.
- Muslim Brotherhood denied responsibility for the latest attacks in Egypt.
- The Supreme Election Commission announced Wednesday the administrative procedures for the upcoming presidential elections.
- The Armed Forces Medical Complex hosted the first medical conference for psychiatry.