President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir will meet Sunday to discuss bilateral relations and topics like the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, security issues and regional matters.
- Lawyers Syndicate head Sameh Ashour will meet Sunday with the committee tasked with drafting the Advocacy Law.
- Sources at the Cairo governorate said vendors at Ramses Square will be relocated within weeks.
- The Ministry of Housing said that singles and low income nationals will have the priority to benefit from a new million unit housing project.
The second round of talks between the Egyptian, Ethiopian and Sudanese irrigation ministers regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam concluded Friday, with a third round scheduled within a month. They agreed to short-list seven consultancy firms to undertake the dam’s hydrological and socio-environmental studies.
- Military Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy flew Friday to the United States for an international conference on fighting terrorism and militancy.
- The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) kept its main interest rates of overnight deposit and lending rates unchanged at 9.25 percent and 10.25 percent respectively.
- Death toll of the bomb attack that targeted a security vehicle in North Sinai Friday morning reached three.
A commander of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a radical Islamist group that has claimed credit for killing scores of police personnel in Sinai, was arrested.
- The Ministry of Manpower will develop a healthcare project for 18,000 workers at the Suez Canal expansion project.
- The office of the Tourism Promotion Authority in Luxor organized sightseeing for the members of the Quality Tourism Alliance (QTA)—Germany’s biggest tourism fair— currently being held in Luxor.
Thousands of Egyptians continued last night the week-long celebrations of the birthday of Al-Sayyed el-Baddawi in Tanta despite a bomb explosion at the nearby Al-Sayyed Al-Baddawi Mosque Thursday that injured 11 people.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi gave the go ahead for the establishment of a food commodities distribution center in Damietta port.
- The EGX capital market lost more than $5.3 billion, $1.7 billion of which was lost upon the closure of Thursday’s trading session.
Six pro-Muslim Brotherhood students, including the nephew of former President Mohamed Morsi, were sentenced to three years in prison for participating in an unlicensed protest earlier this year.
- The Ministry of Interior sacked 20 pro-Muslim Brotherhood Police Academy students.
- Ten U.S. Apache helicopter gunships have been loaded onto ships for delivery to Egypt in early November.