President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Thursday amending a law regulating Al-Azhar's institutions, allowing the expulsion of staff members and students in cases involving violence.
Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for a blast at Cairo University Wednesday. The operation was part of a "Retribution is Life" campaign that targets "criminal," security forces, the group said in a statement released on its Twitter account.
An explosion occurred in the vicinity of Cairo University on Wednesday, leaving 10 injured, reported state television. The blast, which occurred outside the university's main gate, left four police officers, two conscripts and four citizens injured, state television reported, citing the ministry of interior.
A student has died in hospital after being injured last week in clashes with police at Alexandria University. Omar Sherif is the first fatality in clashes that have rocked Egyptian universities since the beginning of term on October 11.
Army major general Khaled Abdel-Sallam al-Sadr will begin his new job as secretary-general of Egypt's House of Representatives â€“ the lower house of parliament â€“ this week, becoming the first man from military ranks to hold this post.
At least 195 university students were arrested across Egypt in the first week of the new semester, according to reports released by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE).