Egypt Canceled the Delivery of the Island to Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian judge overruled its decision related to the delivery of two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, announcing the return of the island of Tiran and Sanafir to the government of Saudi Arabia in April, when visited by King Salman.

The decision Tuesday (22/06) is not final and could still be denied a higher court. Tiran and Sanafir islands are uninhabited by humans in the Gulf of Aqaba.

Presidential Decree side in April to hand over power islands sparked widespread protests and condemnations.

Over 150 people imprisoned in connection with the protests against the deal, even though some of them were later released or their sentences reduced on appeal.

He was forced to defend his decision by saying that the place is indeed owned by Saudi Arabia. Egyptian troops stationed on the island since 1950 at the request of Saudi Arabia.

But critics rejected the restore side because they are deemed unconstitutional.

Source : BBC


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China slams US Combat Ship Delivery to the South China Sea

The Chinese government on Wednesday (28/10) harshly criticized the US for sending warships to the area of ​​small islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

China condemned the US for sending warships to the area of ​​small islands and reefs in the South China Sea are being disputed and claimed by China, although America promised to keep doing more patrol missions there.

China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (28/10) said it had summoned the US ambassador in China Max Baucus to deliver a formal protest over the incident on Tuesday (27/10), which shows the boldest challenge America against China’s territorial claims are controversial.

Military officials in Washington said the cruise approaching Subi Reef region belonging to China was an exercise of “freedom of navigation” unrelated to the question of the sovereignty of the territory, which is also claimed by Vietnam and the Philippines.

A source in the Defense Department who did not wish to be named, told VOA Tuesday, it seems the US Navy will hold more patrols in the region.

Source: Voanews


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