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Libya reduces budget by 20 per cent due to declining oil revenues

The Libyan parliament has reduced the size of the 2014 budget from 64 billion dinars ($48.2 billion) to 52 billion dinars ($40 billion) due to a decline in oil revenues, a member of the House of Representatives in Tobruk said yesterday.


President of Tunisia's Constituent Assembly rejects foreign intervention in Libya

Mustapha Ben Jaafar, the president of the Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, has said that foreign intervention in Libya would only deepen the crisis in that country and called upon all parties involved in the Libyan conflict to stop the fighting and start a dialogue leading to political stability, Alamat Online news reported on Thursday.


Ajnad Misr takes responsibility for Cairo University bombing

Injured victim being carried to an ambulance after the bomb blastA group that calls itself Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) has claimed responsibility for a bombing that took place on Cairo University's campus yesterday injuring 10 people.


Egypt and Algeria meet to discuss Libyan crisis

Sameh ShoukryThe Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is scheduled to visit Algeria today in order to discuss relations between the two states as well as the crisis in Libya.


Cairo University president supports security over academic freedom

The Ministry of Higher Education recently hired the private security company Falcon, whose personnel can be seen here at Cairo UniversityDr Jaber Nassar, the president of Cairo University, has warned that the failure of the private security company hired by the government to limit political dissent at Egypt's universities could lead to serious consequences, including the suspension of the school year or the return of the police, Alamat Online news reported on Wednesday.