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 top prosecutor has died after a bomb attack. Hisham Barakat and his bodyguards had been taken to hospital after their car was hit outside a military academy in the Heliopolis neighborhood of the Egyptian capital.
Two years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was driven underground, after President Mohammed Morsi was deposed. Tensions between the Brotherhood and the regime now seem to be escalating. Naomi Conrad reports from Cairo.
Islamist group the "Sinai Province" has claimed responsibility for missiles fired at Israel, after days of clashes between the jihadis and Egyptian troops. The attack caused no casualties, Israeli officials say.
Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing, allowing Palestinians to travel in and out of the coastal enclave. Cairo's decision to open the border for three days is an apparent sign of thawing relations with Hamas.