Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said.
- Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing—which connects the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip—on Sunday and Monday.
- Security forces killed four alleged militants and arrested four others in Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai.
- Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and a delegation of the Syrian National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change met in Cairo Saturday to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Syria.
- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met in Cairo Saturday with special envoys from the King of Saudi Arabia and the Emir of Qatar in light of a Saudi-brokered reconciliation between Egypt and Qatar.
Intelligence chief Gen. Mohammed Farid al-Tohamy was sacked “for health reasons” and replaced by National Security chief Khaled Fawzy.
- Religious Endowment Minister Mokhtar Gomaa met Saturday with Bosnia’s Mufti Husein Kavazović in Cairo to discuss Al-Azhar’s role in spreading “moderate Islam” in Europe.
- The Ministry of Transportation has reached a financial agreement worth $1 billion with the World Bank Group to fund Egypt’s transportation development projects.
Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi signed with his Italian counterpart Saturday a joint statement to boost military cooperation.
Qatar Saturday hailed a Saudi-brokered reconciliation initiative aimed at ending tension between the two Arab countries.
- Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced there will soon be a reshuffle of Egypt’s governors within the next few weeks.