Riyadh spoils Egyptian MPs with Mecca visa over vote for Red Sea Islands handover

Saudi Arabia has offered Egyptian parliamentarians who voted in favor of the transfer of the Red Sea Islands to the Kingdom Mecca visas, London-based Qatari The New Arab reported. The gesture comes one month after the Parliament churned the Administrative Read more

Egypt: Transfer of Red Sea Islands would be unconstitutional, Administrative Court

Following the approval last week by the Egyptian Parliament of the agreement between Cairo and Riyadh regarding the transfer of the Tiran and Sanafir Islands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s High Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled that previous judicial decisions in Read more

Egypt: Parliament hands Tiran, Sanafir to KSA

The Egyptian parliament has approved the transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia after its endorsement by the legislative and constitutional affairs committee on Tuesday and by the national security and defense committee on Wednesday. The Read more

KSA: King Salman and al-Sisi discuss strategic relations

Abdelfettah al-Sisi of Egypt arrived in Riyadh on Sunday in honor of King Salman’s invitation and they would be discussing “regional and international issues of common interest.” The invitation was made in March on the sidelines of the Arab Summit Read more

Egypt: Leaked Phone Calls between President Sisi and Foreign Minister Make Waves

Private telephone conversations between President Sisi and his Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry were aired on Mukameleen television; a Turkish based channel that has close ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. Five separate conversations allegedly had the two officials Read more

Egypt: Court Clears Way for Transfer of Two Islands to KSA

The Court of Urgent Matters (CUM) issued an injunction on Thursday cancelling another court ruling that has blocked the transfer of the strategic islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The court ruling has generated mixed feelings in the Read more

Egyptians Chocked after Sisi Hands over Islands to KSA

Public pressure is piling up on Egyptian President after government announced Saturday the handover of Egyptian islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, part of the billion-agreements signed during King Salman’s visit. Human rights activists, politicians and Egyptians have Read more