Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, displays an old map of Egypt including the two disputed Red Sea islands, during a press conference, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Egypt's government said Wednesday it had lodged an appeal against a court decision to block the controversial handover of two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.The deal over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir prompted some of the largest public protests in two years when it was signed in April.The deal, signed during a visit to Cairo by Saudi Arabia's King Salman in April, prompted an outcry from many Egyptians, and sparked protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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