Egypt’s national hepatitis C treatment program using the Sovaldi drug will last 10 years and start in March.
- An Egyptian traveling from Sierra Leone who was infected with Ebola there, but then was treated and recovered there, has been quarantined by the Ministry of Health in coordination with other Egyptian authorities to ensure he is no longer infected with the virus.
- Security forces killed four alleged terrorists and arrested four others in North Sinai Friday.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Friday with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Both leaders agreed to open strategic dialogue at the ministerial level, according to a statement from Egypt’s presidential office.
- IS threatens revenge against America.
- The Nour Party completes a list of candidates for Parliament elections.
- The Arab League says it will not discuss unified military actions against Syria.
Egyptian Copts in al-Shamyia village in Asyut, Upper Egypt face persecution from militants who threatened violence and death if the Copts did not pay tribute. Eleven families were forced to flee their houses due to their refusal to pay tribute of up to 600,000 EGP ($83,798).
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet with university students tomorrow.
- Health Ministry: no Ebola cases in Egypt.
- Fuel crisis in Upper Egypt.
Thousands of copies of 20 books promoting Muslim Brotherhood ideology were seized as they arrived from Malaysia, Turkey and Sudan through different seaports. Some of them were written by Sayyid Qutb, a leading theorist of the Muslim Brotherhood who was executed in 1966 on charges of plotting a failed assassination of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
- The Ministry of Antiquities revoked its decision to transfer the mummy of King Tutankhamen from his tomb in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings to Cairo for examination and restoration efforts. The revocation comes out of fear of further damage to the mummy.
- Celebrations in South Sinai’s resort of Dahab continue after former Egyptian naval commando Ahmed Gabr set the Guinness World Record for deepest ever scuba dive at 332.35 meters on Sept. 19.