President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said during his meeting with a delegation from the European Parliament that protesting is a right for every citizen who wants to express their opinion peacefully. He added Egypt is launching a comprehensive, direct and continuous campaign to confront radical and terrorist groups.
- The Ministry of Education issued a statement Saturday saying that the responsibility of student safety falls on the school principals. The statement comes after a string of separate deaths among students in October.
- Security and executive sources said that some 120 houses in North Sinai were evacuated and destroyed. Sources added that 60 residents were financially compensated for leaving their houses, while others agreed to receive land to build new houses.
- Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said the ministry plans to operate 1,000 government buildings with solar energy.
Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman said the implementation of the third phase of the third line of the Metro, which extends from Ring Road to Cairo University, will start next year. The phase will include 15 stations and cost 18 billion EGP ($2.5 billion).
- Three garbage men were injured by a homemade bomb under Ghamra Bridge in Cairo Saturday.
- Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone until Nov. 3 the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other defendants from the Muslim Brotherhood in the Ithadeya presidential palace case. The court also released a decision to allow State TV to live broadcast the coming defense hearings.
Amid a security campaign launched at alleged terrorists in North Sinai, it was reported Saturday that army and police forces killed three “takfirists” and arrested 30 suspects.
- National Committee to Combat Viral Hepatitis head Waheed Dous said the committee will hold a meeting to discuss putting facilities for Egyptian hepatitis C patients abroad so they will be able to receive the U.S. medication Sovaldi.
- The Ministry of Irrigation announced the launch of an initiative to clean the waterways in all governorates of pollution starting with Aswan.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said in an interview with The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that Egypt is getting its position back internationally and nationally, and with huge projects will improve the economy.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti during her tour of Egypt.
- Five alleged jihadists were announced killed in Arish.
Cairo University dismissed four students for participating in protests that took place at the beginning of the academic year.
- The Illicit Gains Authority said it is aiming to restore about 1.5 billion EGP transferred from the country during the reign of the Hosni Mubarak regime.