Middle East

Egypt's parliament approves transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian former presidential candidate Hamden Sabahy (C-below), attends with dozens of journalists a demonstration at the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo on June 13, 2017 after a controversial agreement for Cairo to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia passed an Egyptian parliamentary committee Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote in the house. Parliament's legislative committee agreed the treaty after heated debate, with opponents even interrupting one session with chanting. / AF

 

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