Minister of Transportation Hany Dahy said in statements that the cost of Metro tickets is not going to be raised until new services are developed and different sectors in the government may participate in that development process.
- The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to Sept. 18 the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy in a case where they are charged with kidnapping a lawyer and torturing him in Tahrir Square.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss procedures to confront terrorism. Later, a press conference was held between Kerry and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman at Ithadeya presidential palace to discuss Egypt’s role in confronting terrorism. Timerman also praised Egyptian efforts to reach a Palestine-Israel cease-fire.
- A numbers of activists and journalists have started a hunger strike in solidarity with detained activists and to demand the end of the 2013 Protest Law.
The legal department of the State Council approved an amendment of article 78 of the Penal Code prepared by the Ministry of Justice. The new law states that anyone who takes money for committing a terrorist attack will be sentenced to death or to life imprisonment.
- Minister of Transport Hany Dahy said that Anwar Sadat Metro Station will be reopened by the beginning of the new academic year.