In Egypt, President Morsi's government has decided to link the prices of medicines sold locally to the prices of those sold abroad.
The Health Ministry's decision to tie medicine prices to international prices goes against the Mubarak policy of helping the poor.
The Mubarak government decreed that medicine prices were to be based on the cost of production, regardless of prices abroad.
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Egypt's foreign reserves are now well below half the level they were in January 2011.
President Mursi, aka Morsi, will have to introduce austerity measures, before the IMF will lend him any money.
The next Middle East war
"The Muslim Brotherhood's stance on the Arab-Israeli conflict is clear, at least to millions of their followers across the region.
"This is one of the main reasons why the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in Egypt issued a supplementary constitutional proclamation on the eve of the presidential elections. It decreed that all matters relating to the armed forces will reside with SCAF and not with the newly elected president. Furthermore, while the president has the right to declare war, he can only do so with the consent of SCAF...
"Since the collapse of the Libyan regime, huge caches of weapons have found their way from Libya into the Sinai Peninsula.