A judicial source in the High Presidential Elections Committee stated that it has approved the endorsements of the two official candidates for the presidency, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi.
Security forces arrested Hamdy Bureik, accused of killing four Shiites in June 2013, as he was illegally heading to Libya to escape the police.
- The Ministry of Interior lacks information about “terrorists” due to the destruction of the State Security after the January 25 Revolution: assistant minister.
- Tamarod is preparing a major celebration on Monday to commemorate its first anniversary.
- The Armed Forces conducted 1,380 military operations over the last seven months: Second Field Army leader.
The High Presidential Elections Committee authorized on Thursday 80 local organizations and six international organizations to observe the election process during the upcoming presidential elections.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab arrived Thursday morning in Chad for his first foreign visit to other African countries to develop the bonds of cooperation and friendship with African countries.
- Security forces demolished 185 violation cases on farmlands in Giza, Menoufia, and Gharbia.
- The imported wheat reserves will suffice until June 19: Ministry of Supply.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters organized a protest in Beni Suef, blocking the Cairo-Aswan road and railways for five hours in a protest against a security campaign to arrest nine members of Brotherhood who were involved in violent actions.
The Dar Al-Iftaa refuted news reports claiming that Egypt’s Mufti Shawqi Allam submitted his report to Minya Criminal Court regarding the death sentences for 529 members of the Brotherhood.
- Residents of Port Said commemorated on Thursday the 155th anniversary of the Suez Canal and Port Said.
- A British company organized for the first time in Egypt the Shisha World Cup at a conference hall in Nasr City.
- Intensive security procedures in major squares of Cairo and Giza due to the Friday protests of pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
- The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of 26 suspects in the case of the “Nasr City terrorist cell” to May 7.
Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim approved Thursday the Egyptian Football Association’s demand to open stadium doors to fans to attend games of the upcoming Egyptian Premier League quartet in early June, after the presidential elections.
The registration of expatriates in different governorates will start Saturday to allow voting at polling stations that are not affiliated with their residence.