Egypt top court waives legal challenges to Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia
03 March 2018 | 3:39 pm
Egypt top court waives legal challenges to Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia.
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Israeli premier Bennett said Egypt could help restart the peace process with the Palestinians, while Egyptian President Al-Sisi said he wants to "strengthen regional security."
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