Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim says news about the killing of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis leader Shadi El-Menei are confirmed.
Rival Hamdeen Sabahi's campaign has already filed a complaint against the decision to add a third day of voting.
Lower than expected turnout in presidential poll leads election commission to extend voting by one day.
The current presidential election campaigns in Egypt have witnessed an unprecedented use of the Internet and social media as a means of targeting young voters.
As Egypt prepares to vote in its first presidential elections since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi last July, Ahram Online highlights the candidates.
Ahram Online breaks down Egypt's political parties and movements to find out who is voting for which presidential candidate and why.
From the campaign rules to how the polls will be governed, plus a timeline of past elections, Ahram Online takes you through this year's vote.
Presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the armed forces run its economic activities in a way that achieves its needs.
Atheism is still a target for immense criticism in Egypt, and some have gone to jail for “contempt of religion.”
Ehab El-Kharrat, a leading Coptic figure of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, is supporting Hamdeen Sabahi for president, and explaining why.