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 has agreed to buy two Mistral warships from France as the country faces an insurgency and instability on its borders. The helicopter-carriers were originally slated to be sold to Russia.
Egypt's state-run media has reported that ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been refusing to eat prison food because he believes it is unsafe. Morsi was sentenced to death in May.
A court in Cairo has sentenced 10 defendants to death for "joining a terrorist group." Mohammed al-Zawahiri, brother of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, and 57 other defendants had their verdicts postponed.
Egyptian security forces last week killed a group of tourists they say they mistook for militants in the desert. One of those killed was an Egyptian tour guide. DW spoke to his family.