Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam offered Sunday to mediate between Turkish President Recep Tayyep Erdoğan and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, saying, “I hope this matter to be done.” Relations between Cairo and Ankara have soured since the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
- Twenty-six alleged Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis members killed in Sinai.
- Twelve students sentenced to four years in prison and fined 100,000 EGP ($14,000) for inciting riots.
- Hosni Mubarak’s lawyers threaten to ask for changing judges in mass killing trial.
- Mohamed Morsi’s espionage trial resumes today.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry conducts meeting in New York to discuss anti-piracy measures in the Red Sea, stability in Sudan, Ethiopian-Egyptian relations and an upcoming conference on Gaza reconstruction.
- Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty inaugurates Suez Museum, which contains 2,500 pieces that tell the history of the governorate from prehistoric times to the modern age.
- The Industrial Union demanded Egypt stop the importation of iron because the local production of it “meets market demands.”
The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation along with security forces are conducting new security and technical procedures at the High Dam. As part of this, Water Minister Hossam Moghazy tested the emergency gates of the dam.
- Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi and journalist Mohamed Heikal visit Gamal Abdel Nasser’s tomb.
- Trial regarding Muslim Brotherhood assets may be referred to Constitutional Court.
State Legislative Council head Magdy al-Agaty said the delay in determining a time for the coming parliamentary elections was caused by the Supreme Commission of Parliamentary Elections. The commission abstained from discussing certain articles in the Political Rights Law with the council, he said.
- Twenty-six wells dug in Uganda with assistance from Egypt.
Republican Guards and thousands of officers secured Cairo University Sunday, where President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivered a speech to dissuade students from getting involved with “currents that seek destruction.”
- Land reclamation of arable lands rich in groundwater in Upper Egypt is challenged by Bedouins, who seized thousands of acres during the lawlessness that followed the January 25 Revolution in 2011.
- Ten Egyptians in Mecca for the Hajj Islamic pilgrimage have died, and the head of the Egyptian medical delegation accompanying the pilgrims said he agreed with Saudi authorities to deport any pilgrim who raised political signs during the ritual.