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Voter turnout on Wednesday, the extended day of voting, was light, reports said.
On Monday, the Chinese Internet Media Research Center revealed that China has been "a main target" of US secret surveillance.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to accelerate maritime aid to Vietnam amid its territorial standoff with China.
Kiev needs to "negotiate" with the "protestors", said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The national statistics agency is aiming to provide sub-national quarterly national accounts.
El-Sissi could win by a landslide but a low voter turnout could put into question any mandate he receives.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram fighters have killed 54 people, including police, in the northeastern state of Yobe.
China’s anti-monopoly regulator handed down record fines to six global milk powder companies last year.
The new government is expected to unveil a new budget by early July.
The new Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, was Deputy Finance Minister since 2008.