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Egypt is preparing for an Israeli pre-emptive strike by conducting its largest military exercise since before the Arab Spring. The exercise, known as Nasser-6, consisted of various units from Egypt’s air force, air defense, and army. The exercise focused on coordinating ground and air units and defending the Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt’s nuclear program is also ramping up with four announced nuclear power plants.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday announced plans to build several nuclear power plants, joining several Arab countries in the Middle East that recently have broadcast their own atomic energy ambitions.
Egypt has conducted nuclear experiments on a very small scale for the past four decades, but they have not included the key process of uranium enrichment, according to the IAEA.
A LEADING member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is expected to be elected speaker of Egypt’s first freely elected parliament, set to be inaugurated today.
Freedom and Justice won 235 of the 498 elected seats, 47 per cent, in the people’s assembly. This amounted to a stunning landslide for the Brotherhood, a movement founded in 1938 that has survived by operating clinics, schools and welfare programmes for the poor and keeping a low political profile, backing independent parliamentary candidates but not running any of its own until the post-uprising poll.