FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, dozens of lawyers shout slogans during a protest against the accord to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in front of the lawyers syndicate in Cairo. The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt’s government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country’s battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress.  Arabic on the Red Sea map reads, " bread.. freedom, the islands are Egyptians".
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, dozens of lawyers shout slogans during a protest against the accord to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in front of the lawyers syndicate in Cairo. The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt’s government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country’s battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress. Arabic on the Red Sea map reads, " bread.. freedom, the islands are Egyptians". Amr Nabil AP Photo
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, dozens of lawyers shout slogans during a protest against the accord to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in front of the lawyers syndicate in Cairo. The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt’s government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country’s battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress. Arabic on the Red Sea map reads, " bread.. freedom, the islands are Egyptians". Amr Nabil AP Photo

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June 19, 2017 10:59 AM

Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

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