Eygyptians have taken to the streets in protest over a decision their government made last week to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Calls for President el-Sisi to step down are a sure sign that his popularity is waning.
Egypt's parliament has agreed to return islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia under a controversial demarcation deal. Government opponents accuse President el-Sissi of "selling" territory to his backers.
Egypt's top administrative court has struck down a controversial agreement between Cairo and Riyadh. The maritime pact drew condemnation from opposition leaders and sparked protests on the streets.
Ties between the two long-time allies were strained last year over differences on Syria, and a pair of islands. The two sides appear to have agreed to disagree over Syria, and the islands dispute may be resolved as well.
Over 100 states are meeting in Geneva to discuss why the three-year-old Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has so far failed. Signatories are still sending arms to Saudi Arabia despite ethical commitments.
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