Tag Archives: Tiran and Sanafir

Twitter Thread: A critical look at Ahdaf Soueif’s piece on Red Sea Islands

Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif has written an opinion piece about the transfir deal of two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. Many in Egypt, myself included, share Soueif’s overall views. Her post was widely shared on social … Continue reading

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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 13 ( March 27-April 2)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi to arrive in Washington Saturday, meet Trump Monday Egyptian MPs in Washington to rally support against Muslim Brotherhood in Congress circles Rival campaigns mount ahead of President Sisi’s visit to the US Sisi and King Salman … 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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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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