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Egypt lawyer appeals court ruling backing islands transfer to Saudi

CAIRO: An Egyptian human rights lawyer said on Monday he had launched an appeal against a court ruling which backed Cairo’s proposed transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government announced last year a maritime demarcation accord with Saudi Arabia, which has given billions of dollars of aid to… Read More »

Egypt blocks UN text backing Turkish government: Diplomats

 UNITED NATIONS: Egypt on Saturday (Jul 16) blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution backed by the United States condemning the attempted coup in Turkey, diplomats said, though Cairo denied the move. The United States, following consultations with officials from key NATO ally Turkey, had proposed a draft statement calling on “all parties in Turkey… Read More »