Egypt Court Voids Decision to Cede Red Sea Islands to Saudis

  • Government to appeal once it sees court’s legal reasoning
  • Decision to cede islands triggered protests against El-Sisi

Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands.

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An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned the government’s agreement with Saudi Arabia to redraw the countries’ maritime border, which sparked an uproar for ceding control over two Red Sea islands to the oil-rich kingdom. The government said it would appeal.

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