The administrative court upheld on Monday the death sentences for six members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which were handed down last October by a military court.
Egypt's supplies minister Khaled Hanafi said his country would change the system it uses for domestic wheat procurement, starting from April 2016.
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the captain of the capsized ferryboat on Monday for investigation, a day after the 20-year-old turned himself in to authorities.
Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) is considering extending the exception for importing high-moisture level French wheat beyond August, state agency MENA said on Sunday.
A woman was killed and two children were injured when their house in North Sinai was hit by a shell from an unknown source on Sunday, medical sources said.
The Egyptian stock market declined on Sunday after rallying for five consecutive sessions, with the benchmark index EGX 30 dropping 1.02 percent.
A string of coordinated attacks on military checkpoints and a police station in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid is "moving in the same direction" as that of Islamic State fighters, an analyst said.
A year into his rule, one of the most challenging files on the president's in-tray was militancy, which in Egypt has taken the Sinai Peninsula as its base.
Egypt's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday, choosing not to cut borrowing costs to boost a slowing economy after inflation hit a five-month high in March.
Egypt's return to the international debt market after a five-year gap is set to attract heavy demand - so heavy that the new bonds risk pricing at precariously high levels.
When President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said people should not moan about Egypt because it was not like war-ravaged Iraq or Syria, his remark gave birth to a joke: New Egyptian passports should read "The Country not like Iraq or Syria."
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