A study by the Fund for Fighting and Treating Addiction reports that 25 percent of all Egyptian drivers are drug users.
- A group of female students from the “Egyptian Female Soldier” campaign organized a silent protest to demand the right to enlist in the armed forces like men can.
- Four officers and a soldier were injured in an attack at Helwan University.
Two devices described as “sound bombs,” a term previously used by authorities to describe non-lethal stun grenades, were disarmed after they were found near a bank in Ismailia on the Suez Canal.
- A soldier was killed and a sentry was injured by unknown assailants in the Sharqia governorate in the Nile Delta.
- The Stock market lost 14 billion EGP ($2 billion) this week.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab received South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in Cairo for a state visit.
- Twenty elementary school students in Fayoum (south of Cairo) fell ill with food poisoning and were transferred to a hospital for treatment.
President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi said Egypt still awaits the results of the Gulf states’ reconciliation with Qatar before taking any steps of its own.
- The June 30 fact-finding committee, which is investigating violent clashes that occurred nationwide after the events of June 30, 2013, will present its final report next week in a press conference.
- Five policemen were injured after a bomb exploded near Helwan University Thursday.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called on the U.S. and E.U. to help the Libyan army in its fight against Islamist militants.
- A military spokesperson said two Islamist militants were killed and 61 others were arrested in raids in four governorates Thursday.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said he is considering issuing a presidential pardon to Latvian-Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues who were arrested in December over charges of broadcasting false information.