Update on the Egyptian Island Dispute

Not long ago, Egypt tried to make a deal with Saudi Arabia, where Egypt would get a large amount of economic aid and Saudi Arabia would regain sovereignty over little islands in the Red Sea. This territorial “concession” (the islands were technically always Saudi property, just held by Egypt for a few decades) sparked massive protests in Egypt, and now the courts have said they can overrule the deal, as does Egypt’s parliament. Keep watching this space to see how this, one of the biggest and most concerted challenges to Sisi’s authoritarian presidency, plays out.

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