Gulf Times - Red-Sea-islands
Egypt court suspends jail term for prominent activist

Egypt court suspends jail term for prominent activist

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month prison sentence for prominent human rights activist Khaled Ali, but suspended it for three years.

Sisi ratifies deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Sisi ratifies deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a maritime demarcation agreement that sees the country cede sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, the government said on Saturday.

Egypt's parliament approves Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's parliament approves Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's parliament on Wednesday backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has attracted widespread public criticism.

Egyptian court acquits 22 over Red Sea islands protest

Egyptian court acquits 22 over Red Sea islands protest

A Cairo court acquitted on Wednesday 22 people on trial for protesting against a government decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a judicial source and a defence lawyer said.

Egypt court quashes Saudi Red Sea island handover

Egypt court quashes Saudi Red Sea island handover

An Egyptian court on Tuesday quashed a government decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial sources said, overruling a deal that had sparked public outrage.

Egypt's island handover prompts rare criticism of Sisi

Egypt's island handover prompts rare criticism of Sisi

Egypt's surprise move to give two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has prompted rare criticism of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi by Egyptians who see the transfer as an affront to national pride.