Fourteen people are killed after bombs planted by Islamic State militants explode near civilian homes in Bir al-Abd, Egypt. The bombs were placed when militants attacked several villages in the town in July, forcing people to flee their homes, who then returned a month later when soldiers secured the area.
An apartment block collapses in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, killing at least 25 people. [http:--www.dailystar.com.lb-News-Middle-East-2013-Jan-16-202486-collapse-of-apartment-building-in-egypt-kills-14.ashx ("The Daily Star")] [http:--en.ria.ru-world-20130117-178825752-Egypt_Building_Collapse_Leaves_At_Least_25_Dead.html (RIA Novosti)]date=August 2019
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) alleges the Egyptian interior ministry manipulated the legal system to target blogger Wael Abbas who posted videos of police corruption and abuse online and has been jailed for six months for "providing a telecommunications service to the public without permission".