Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi intends to have his government up and running by the end of the week. But supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt’s new parliament has held its opening session, its first in three years. The last Islamist-dominated legislature was dissolved by court order following protests against freely elected then-President Mohammed Morsi.
The Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation after discovering the remains of the missing Italian student on the outskirts of Cairo. The body of the 28-year old reportedly showed signs of torture.
Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the death sentences given to 149 people for storming a police station in 2013. The Kerdasa case was one of several mass death sentences issued in recent years.
Egypt has marked the fifth anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Amid raised security, there was a ban on any demonstrations not approved by police.
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