Two bombings targeted the Egyptian and Emirati Embassies in Tripoli, Libya.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi decided to boycott the African-Turkish Partnership Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea running from Nov. 19-21.
- A police officer and a soldier were killed in a militant attack in North Sinai Thursday.
Security agencies in Beni Suef arrested 100 drivers on drug abuse charges after they tested positive for illicit substances on a blood test. The news follows a strict security crackdown recently launched to arrest drivers operating under the influence.
- The Authority for Roads and Bridges will allocate its budget this financial year for the maintenance of 45 roads and 400 bridges.
- Suez Canal Authority head Mohab Memeesh announced Thursday UAE-led underwater dredging work has started on the “New Suez Canal” project. The authority has contracted with six foreign companies for dredging on the project.
The Ministry of Transitional justice will discuss laws regarding the building of churches Tuesday.
- The Assiut Criminal Court ruled to imprison 40 Muslim Brotherhood affiliates, including 28 minors. The defendants are accused of joining a banned group, illegal protests and assaulting police forces following the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins in August 2013.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal Thursday, and the two discussed security issues in Libya. Sellal arrived in Cairo Wednesday to co-chair with his Egyptian counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab the 7th Algerian-Egyptian High Joint Commission.
- A stun grenade detonation caused panic at the Helmeyet Al-Zaytoun Metro Station Thursday on the Marg-Helwan line.
- Egypt has blamed “foreign elements” for the Thursday attack that targeted an Egyptian naval patrol in the Mediterranean.
Egypt issued a law regulating micro-finance services by empowering financial watchdogs to regulate micro-credit operations by non-banking institutions.
- Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said Egypt plans to repay all of the $4.9 billion debt it owes to foreign oil and gas companies within six months.
- The U.N. Security Council condemned the embassy bombings in Tripoli, Libya.
- Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab signed 17 economic agreements in different fields with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal.