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Sisi to ratify Tiran and Sanafir agreement within days: Source

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will move to ratify the Tiran and Sanafir islands agreement in a matter of days, according to an official source who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.

25-30 opposition bloc calls on Egypt’s Sisi to not ratify Red Sea islands deal

The 25-30 opposition bloc in Egypt’s parliament called on Egypt’s President to not ratify the government’s deal to transfer sovereignty over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanfir to Saudi Arabia, a deal that was approved by Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday.

Debates continue among members in parliament over “Red Sea Islands” agreement

Debates continue among parliament members in the wake of the approval of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement, known popularly as the “Red Sea Islands” case, over its validity.

Parliament approves ‘Red Sea islands’ agreement

Parliament approved Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation on Wednesday in a general session, which means transferring the sovereignty of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.

Security forces release journalists arrested at syndicate for protesting against Tiran and Sanafir discussions, sit-in continues

Late Tuesday evening, Central Security Forces arrested a number of journalists and activists protesting on the Journalists Syndicate steps, former syndicate leader Khaled al-Balshy told Mada Masr. All those arrested were released shortly after and the sit-in is ongoing, according to eyewitnesses.

All the President’s MPs: The Egyptian Parliament’s Role In Burying Human Rights and Silencing Dissent

The parliament is more of a rubber stamp for the executive branch and more active in constraining citizens’ rights and freedoms than any Egyptian legislature in decades. Security agencies reportedly play an active role in influencing the parliament.