Egyptian authorities allege the Islamic State group (IS) planned to send 80 Egyptian fighters back to their country to conduct operations and recruit youth, according to investigations surrounding alleged IS members.
- The Ministry of Higher Education warns against violence and threatens to deny violent students an education.
- Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry tells his Libyan counterpart Mohamed al-Dairi there will be “necessary infrastructure support” to help the Libyan government fight terrorist groups.
- The Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Justice received an official protocol agreement between Egypt and the U.K. to start recovering illegal money transfers by Egyptian senior officials and businessmen.
The State’s legislative reform committee suggested a new draft law to fight terrorism and readjust previously issued laws and amendments in the criminal code.
- Army in “heavy” war with Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Sinai.
- John Allen, the U.S. special envoy for the global coalition against ISIL, met with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo.
Seven leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis killed in North Sinai.
- Army corps of engineers head: official inauguration of “New Suez Canal” to be next Aug. 6.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets with Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail to discuss solutions to fuel and electricity crises.
- President of National Committee for the Control of Viral Hepatitis: half a million patients applied for Sovaldi treatment, 160,000 to be treated within next nine months.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani meet in Cairo for talks on integrating Libyan militias into national army.
- Mineral Resources Authority to offer eight gold mines for auction in 2015.
- School teachers to be hired in November with minimum monthly salary of 1,200 EGP ($168).
Egyptian and Libyan ministers of interior discuss allowing Egypt to train Libyan security forces.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree stating that military courts will be in charge of cases against police personnel.
- CAPMAS report: inflation rate at 1.3 percent for September, has been growing for four months.