A suicide car bomb, reportedly driven by a suspected jihadist in North Sinai Friday, killed at least 31 soldiers and wounded 28 others.
- The Ministries of Agriculture, Industry and Trade failed to reach an agreement to market Egyptian cotton this season due to differences among the three ministries.
- Anonymous assailants burned two cars at the Saudi consulate in Suez.
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned a militant attack on a military checkpoint in North Sinai that claimed the lives of 31 soldiers.
- A checkpoint outside Cairo University that has been hit by several explosions during the past year was replaced by surveillance cameras.
- The United Arab Emirates will pump investments worth 18 billion EGP ($2.6 billion) into 6 October City.
- The “10 O’clock” TV show presented by anchor Wael al-Ibrashi will resume after a five-day hiatus.
The Legislation Department at Egypt’s State Council approved life imprisonment sentences for attacks targeting gas pipelines and electricity towers.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced three days of national mourning after 31 soldiers were killed in attacks in North Sinai Friday.
- United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit Cairo Sunday to meet with officials.
After being closed for 15 months due to clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces, Al-Fath Mosque reopened for prayers Friday. A sheikh appointed by the Ministry of Religious Endowment gave a sermon on the Prophet Mohamed’s emigration. The ministry will also create an office for fatwas (Islamic laws) in the mosque.
- The Saudi-Egyptian Businessmen Association intends to reclaim 50,000 acres in Egypt’s Wadi Gedid governorate.
A grenade exploded under a vehicle belonging to the judicial authority in Port Said. A consequent fire was controlled and no injuries were reported.