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Ahmed Tantawi, from the 25-30 bloc, allegedly hurled insults at a visiting expert during a debate on Tiran and Sanafir islands, throwing the microphone to the floor

Kamel Amer, head of the national security and defence committee, said the committee had reviewed all technical and historical aspects of the deal

The deal is expected to be voted on in parliament in a plenary session on Wednesday or next week

Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal adjourned Monday morning discussions in committee on the deal to a closed-door meeting to be held Monday evening after heated disputes

A government report also states that no public referendum will be held on the fate of Tiran and Sanafir because they have never been a part of Egypt

Sources said parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal himself will head the debate on the Egyptian-Saudi deal

Head of the delegation Ahmed Saeed said the Egyptian officials would meet with senior White House officials on Tuesday

Independent MP Mostafa Bakri demanded an explanation for the apparent disappearance of Habib El-Adly, calling on Interior Minister Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar to take steps to find the fugitive

Parliament is still considering whether to seat MP-elect Amr El-Shobaki after court rulings determined he was the winner of his constituency, and is also working on the new NGO law

Higher Council for Media Regulation head Makram Mohamed Ahmed also proposed liquidating many of the activities of loss-making state-owned press organisations

The law aims to regulate the construction of nuclear power projects and comes ahead of building the first nuclear reactor in Egypt

Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal discussed Egypt's battle against terrorism with US President Donald Trump's advisor Nick Ayres. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Salaam's statement came after a delegation of 16 Egyptian MPs visited a giant nuclear power reactor in Russia last week.

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