Tag Archives: Red Sea islands

This week in Egypt 2017 – Week 24 ( June 13-18)

Top Headlines Egyptian lawmakers approve Red Sea Islands transfer to Saudi Arabia  Egypt bans fishing, diving at Tiran island in preparation for handover Al-Wafd MP declares resignation over Parliament’s approval of Red Sea Islands deal An Egyptian court sentences 31 … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 23 ( June 5-11)

Top Headlines Egypt will transfer sovereignty of two islands to Saudi Arabia, which had been blocked in court, following parliamentary approval Arab powers, including Egypt, list 59 individuals as Qatar-linked terrorism supporters Egypt authorizes Greece to sponsor Egyptians expats in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 3 ( Jan 16- 22)

Top Headlines Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt extends participation in the Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen 8 policemen killed, at least 3 injured in armed attack on Western Desert checkpoint IMF says Egypt is … Continue reading

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On the Red Sea islands dispute

Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali celebrates outside the courthouse in Cairo after the verdict. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA- via the Guardian The unseasonably warm weather in Cairo, with temperatures of 20°C has been coupled with spring-like excitement. Egypt’s State Council Supreme Administrative … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017-Week 2 (Jan 9-15)

Top Headlines Militants attack checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai, killing 8 New restrictive measures to enter Sinai Al-Sisi: Egypt’s counterterrorism efforts is staking a heavy toll on state sources Cabinet creates protests-free zone around vital facilites Egypt slams EU, UK for … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 34 ( Aug 22-29)

Top headlines Sisi will run for re-election ‘if it is the will of the Egyptian people’ Egypt’s cabinet approves amendments to law against FGM Coptic Church declares compromise with state over contentious church building law Egypt TV host shuns Twitter … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 17 April 25-May 1

    Photo of anti-Sisi protests in Egypt – via Tahrir Institute Top Headlines Protests against President Fattah el-Sisi broken up with tear gas. Monday Egypt puts on trial 237 activists for protests against Sis. Saturday Egypt’s Nour Al-Sherbini becomes … Continue reading

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