Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

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Egypt

See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Affairs, Petroleum Affairs 1996

Oct. 21: Cairo radio reported that security forces had arrested 55 members of a "secret Shi'ite organization," that planned to "implement the Iranian Shi'ite model in Egypt." [10/23 FBIS] Oct. 28: The Cairo-based publication Al-`Arabi reported that the information ministry had banned the publication of the 23 October issue of the Amman-based daily Al-Dustur and the 20 October issue of the Cairo-based publication The Middle East Times for printing critical articles and sensitive information. [ll/5 FBIS]

Nov. 16: The Iranian news agency reported that the interior ministry had rearrested 17 men convicted in 1981 in connection with the assassination of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. The 17 had served their 15-year sentences. [11/19 FBIS]

Nov. 25: The Suez Canal Authority announced it would institute discounts for certain vessels in 1997 in order to compete with other transport systems, primarily oil pipelines. [11/26 FT] Dec. 4: In an effort to maintain the price of bread without $220 million per year in government subsidies, the government announced a plan to introduce bread made with 20 percent cornmeal, which is a domestic product and cheaper than imported wheat. …

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