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52 people acquitted of disrupting social peace after detention over April 25 protests

A total of 52 people who had been detained for protesting the transfer of the two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia in downtown Cairo on April 25 were acquitted Tuesday.

Coalition of 24 parties to be established to run for local councils elections

A coalition of 23 parties, including al-Ghad Party and al-Mostakbal Party, will be formed to run for the local councils elections, deputy head of al-Ghad Party Alam al-Kholy told Youm7.

Parliament’s Economic Committee to discuss rising prices with supply minister

The Economic Committee of the parliament will meet with Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy Tuesday to present the ministry’s plan on the next period, rising prices and the provision of supply commodities in Ramadan, a high season for food products, lawmaker Mahmoud al-Saeedy told Youm7.

Israel’s rejection of Arab peace initiative will have “serious consequences: MP

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal of an Arab peace initiative because it stipulates Israel’s withdrawal to pre-1967 borders will reflect tension on the international community because the Palestinian issue is the major cause of the Arab world, secretary of the parliament’s Foreign Committee Tarek al-Kholy told Youm7.

Kholy added that Netanyahu’s statement exposes Israel as an “anti-peace state,” especially that all other options “involve violence.”

MP files request to question education min. over “discrimination” among teachers

Member of Parliament Mona Mounir submitted a request to the speaker to question Education Minister el-Helaly el-Sherbiny over some 1,200 male teachers who were given jobs far from their hometowns while 2,000 female counterparts were allowed to join schools in their hometowns, Youm7 reported.

Parliament to discuss draft law to exempt land, sea travelers from travel tax

The House of Representatives will discuss Tuesday amending a presidential decree imposing a tax on all travelers, recommending exempting land and air travelers because this segment avoids air transportation due to their low-incomes, Youm7 reported.

MP to attend roundtable at Lawyers Syndicate on contempt of religion law

Member of Parliament Mohamed Zakariya will discuss a draft law he had submitted on revoking the law on contempt of religion at the Lawyers Syndicate Wednesday with other lawmakers, lawyers and politicians.

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