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Egypt Court Rejects Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

In final verdict, Egyptian court rules against government agreement to hand over Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.

Cairo court ruling confirming Egyptian sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands comes amid rising tensions with its neighbour and erstwhile financial backer.

By Ruth Michaelson | The Guardian

An Egyptian court has issued a final ruling rejecting a controversial government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, prompting cheers in the Cairo courtroom but potentially deepening tensions with the country’s erstwhile financial backer..

Celebrations erupted as the judge gave the verdict confirming Egyptian sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir, saying the government had failed to provide evidence that the islands were Saudi. Continue reading Egypt Court Rejects Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia