Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi launches presidential campaign under banner of 'Islam is the Solution'.
Sinai Bedouin factions demand Egypt amend peace accord with Israel - Demands come as Israel Counterterrorism Bureau calls on Israelis to leave Sinai, citing immediate threats.
The Egyptian Parliament and the Supreme Military Council are aware of the security risks in Sinai – a situation that may prompt an Israeli intervention in the peninsula. The Egyptian government has recognized the need for investment in Sinai's resources, and according to local reports has allocated about 100 million dollars for infrastructure, industry and services in the area. However, the funds have yet to be provided, and it is still unclear when they will be officially transferred.
As a result, Bedouins continue to be involved in smuggling and providing assistance to ter
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