Security forces in Abu Qeer in Alexandria detained 46 alleged illegal migrants of different nationalities attempting to enter Europe via the Mediterranean.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry while at the U.N. General Assembly discussed with his Sudanese counterpart Ali Kerty efforts to launch a national dialogue with Sudan.
The North Cairo Criminal Court postponed to Oct. 12 a trial of 80 defendants charged for inciting violence in Rod el-Farag following the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in in August 2013.
Hamas is having an internal debate as to whether it should conduct direct negotiations with Israel or continue with Egyptian mediation.
- The Ministry of Interior says fans will not be allowed into stadiums until they give up rioting.
- Security services say they intercepted internet communication between takfirists in Sinai and extremist organizations in Syria and Iraq on how to build bombs and sneak across borders.
The Ministry of Health announced that an Egyptian citizen detained at the airport after returning from West Africa is free of Ebola, despite earlier concerns to the contrary. The citizen was reported to have been infected with Ebola two months ago, but he recovered while in Sierra Leone and was cleared for travel.
- Minister of Endowment Mokhtar Gomaa will fly to Saudi Arabia Sunday to head the Egyptian Hajj pilgrimage mission.
Six international companies have applied to take part in a major mining project in Upper Egypt. The project will extend from Qena in the south to the Red Sea cities of Safaga and Qusair over a space of 6,000 square kilometers.
- Thirteen militants were killed and four tunnels were destroyed in North Sinai in security campaigns Saturday.
- Renowned geologist Farouk el-Baz presented an agricultural project to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. The project aims to cultivate 750 acres in Upper Egypt and will rely on groundwater 50 meters below ground for irrigation. Baz said that recent geological studies he supervised proved that the region is entirely flat and covered with arable soil.