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.
A son of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Osama Morsi, has been arrested. He will face a mass trial over a bloody dispersal of a protest camp in 2013.
An attack on a checkpoint in southwest Egypt killed at least eight policemen and wounded three others. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ahmed Maher was instrumental in using social media to bring mass protesters into the streets during the Arab Spring. He was arrested in 2013 during a protest under the regime of current President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.
Former leader Mohammed Morsi will now be granted a fresh trial over allegations he orchestrated a 2011 prison escape. The charges against Morsi were brought by the formerly military government that deposed him in 2013.
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