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.
Egyptian voters may be heading to the polls early this year to pick their president. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's re-election seems likely, but the opposition is preparing to put up a tough fight.
An Egyptian court has fined former President Mohammed Morsi and sentenced him to three years in prison. Separately, human rights lawyer and activist Mahinour el-Masry was given a two-year prison sentence.
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