An alleged terrorist cell of eight people was arrested Thursday in Beheira governorate after allegedly inciting violence against the police. The cell was said to be headed by a student and a legal researcher, and security agencies reported the group slandered the police on Facebook.
- A misdemeanor court ruled Thursday to acquit 26 members of the White Nights sports club, which is a group of fans of the Zamalek football team. They were accused of orchestrating a march without prior license in August 2014.
- The family of prominent activist Alaa Abd El Fattah has entered its second day of a sit-in inside the High Judiciary Court after his mother and sister announced that in addition to their hunger strike they would forego water. The sit-in comes after judicial decisions to imprison Abd El Fattah over the Shura Council protests.
Al-Azhar University has referred more than 70 students to disciplinary council since the beginning of the school year earlier this month for participating in demonstrations.
- The Cabinet ratified Thursday a decision issued by the Cairo Court of Urgent Matters to ban the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy and the Istiqlal Party. The alliance has supported former President Mohamed Morsi.
Refaat Qomsan, an advisor to the prime minister for election affairs, told a delegation of the Democratic Current Coalition that the law for dividing constituencies will be released within a month.
- The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza Strip denied the involvement of any Palestinians in the recent attack in Sinai that killed 34 Egyptian soldiers.
Police forces stepped up their presence outside Cairo, Ain Shams and Helwan Universities following the death of a student at the Cairo University Faculty of Engineering.
- The Egyptian stock exchange achieved its highest turnover in two months in Thursday’s session at 1.08 billion EGP ($155 million), signaling a rebound from the past two weeks’ drop.
- Several celebrities and movie stars visited soldiers who were injured following the latest suicide attack in Sinai that killed over 30 soldiers last Friday.
- The Holding Company for Road Transportation launched the first land road between Cairo and Khartoum.
Israel closed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City after anti-terrorist police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man on Thursday.
- Egypt’s pound held steady at a Central Bank dollar sale on Thursday, but weakened slightly on the black market.