President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Sunday greeted King Abdullah II of Jordan upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport, and the two discussed combating terrorism and regional issues concerning Syria and Palestine.
- Former President Hosni Mubarak’s Saturday acquittal raises concerns members of his National Democratic Party may run for Parliament.
- 106 protesters were arrested in Abdel Moneim Riyad Square protests against Saturday’s Hosni Mubarak verdict.
Anger and chaos are raging in the streets after the dismissal of murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak and his codefendants. A number of demonstrations erupted at Abdel Moneim Riyad Square and inside universities.
- The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters announced the Islamic State (IS) group a “terrorist group,” along with all related groups, including the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis jihadi group.
- A number of female journalists announced in a press conference a new entity called “Egypt Journalists” to develop and improve the professional status of working women.
A woman named Alaa Mohamed Ali was reportedly beaten by a police officer in Al-Talbya Police Station after she went there to issue a complaint for being harassed by a microbus driver. The officer asked the woman to go to another police station and the two began to argue until she was attacked and imprisoned. Ali complained to the Interior Ministry about the incident the next day.
- Fugitive businessman Hussein Salem said that media reports about him giving up half of his wealth are untrue, and he will come back to Egypt as soon as the court issues its verdict regarding the case of former minister Sameh Fahmy and charges he illegally exported gas to Israel.
- An international report regarding the Egyptian economy is expected to be issued by the end of this week by the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Investment Bank and Japanese Finance Corporation.
The Ministry of Interior said five of its forces were injured Sunday during Abdel Moneim Riyad clashes.