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Turkey plans to give Egypt the second half of a $2 billion loan within two months. An Egyptian court gave Prime Minister Qandil a one-year prison sentence in absentia for not renationalizing the Tanta Flax and Oil Company. The retrial of former president Mubarak will commence on May 11.
The IMF and Egypt failed to reach an agreement on a $4.8 billion loan deal. A police officer was killed by unidentified gunmen in the Sinai. Three women, including the daughter of a high-profile Coptic figure, were kidnapped by gunmen in Rafah. An Israeli man who entered the Sinai illegally was sentenced to two years in jail.
Former president Mubarak was ordered released on murder charges, but will remain in custody over corruption charges. A weapons cache, including mines and antiaircraft weaponry, which was destined for the Gaza Strip, was seized by authorities in the Sinai. A second cache of weaponry also in the Sinai was found later. A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood called residents of the Sinai "agents of the Mossad."
Foreign Minister Amr said Egypt will abide by its peace treaty with Israel as long as Israel also respects it. Following an attack on a security checkpoint in South Sinai, authorities increased security measures in the Sinai. The army released a video showing the destruction of a smuggling tunnel near Rafah. Two Muslim Brotherhood members will soon face trial for allegedly torturing anti-Morsi protesters.
The retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak was postponed after the presiding judge referred the case to another court. Unidentified gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the Sinai. Authorities prevented the smuggling of weapons, money, and drugs at the Salloum land port.
Authorities found a weapons cache that included TNT and antitank mines in el Arish. Parliament approved a revamped election law, but opposition members denounced the move. Former president Mubarak will face a retrial for his role in failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that ended his rule.
President Morsi withdrew a number of complaints against journalists that his office had filed. An Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo for discussions with Egyptian intelligence and military officials on the situation in the Sinai, among other topics. Authorities detained Palestinians with ammunition who had infiltrated Egypt via Gaza's smuggling tunnels. A Hungarian member of the multinational observer force was briefly kidnapped by Bedouin gunmen in the Sinai.
Leaked documents revealed that Egypt's armed forces tortured and killed people during the uprising against Hosni Mubarak. A leading cleric known for his role in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak was suspended due to comments critical of President Morsi. Four suspected jihadists were arrested by authorities in Rafah. Qatar pledged an additional $3 billion in aid to Egypt.
Egypt suspended commercial flights from Iran after protests by Salafists. Egyptian authorities seized a variety of arms and ammunition from a weapons cache approximately three miles from the border with Israel. A second cache of weapons was discovered in central Sinai. A shipment of tear gas from the United States arrived at the Abadeya Port in Suez.
Clashes broke out in Cairo at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral after assailants attacked the funeral of four Copts killed in earlier sectarian violence. One person has been killed and at least 80 wounded in the latest violence. Copts blamed the Morsi government for failing to provide adequate security, and some claimed the police were on the side of those attacking the cathedral and the mourners.
At least five people were killed in clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims outside of Cairo. Authorities seized an explosives cache that was intended to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip. Protesters throughout the country took to the streets in anti-Morsi protests.