UPDATE: Egypt’s politics digest June 2016:Egyptian court overturns border demarcation agreement with Saudi Arabia
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Cairo, Egypt, in this handout photo received April 7, 2016.

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top politics stories in Egypt on June 21:


Egyptian court overturns border demarcation agreement with Saudi Arabia

The Administrative Court has annulled on Tuesday a maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia in which Egypt would have ceded control of two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir.

The government still can appeal the ruling at a higher court. However, the agreement must also be approved by parliament.


MS804 investigative committee will decide on Tuesday if two black boxes should be sent abroad for repairs: minister

Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said investigators will decide today whether the memory units at the black boxes of doomed EgyptAir flight MS804 will need to be sent abroad or could be repaired domestically.

If they will be sent outside, the process will be under the supervision of the aviation ministry, he said.


Sisi to announce date to start work at Dabaa nuclear power plant in June 30 celebration

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi is expected to announce the start date of the construction work at the Dabaa nuclear power plant during the June 30 celebrations, well informed source at the electricity ministry told Youm7.


10 Egyptians arrested in Libya to be deported back home in two days

Ten Egyptian nationals will be deported back home from restive northern Libya within coming two days, after being investigated since May 10 by a group of Libyan Islamists who control over Misrata, the group’s spokesperson Mohamed al-Ghasry told Youm7 Tuesday.

The Egyptians, who are originally from Upper Egypt’s Minya, have been arrested in a military zone near the Libyan man-made Lake on May 10, the spokesperson added.


Egypt’s FM discusses regional issues with German National Security Advisor

Egyptian Foreign minister Sameh Shoukry will meet Tuesday with German National Security Advisor Mr. Christoph Heusge, who is visiting Cairo, to discuss the bilateral relations between both countries, and the international and regional issues of the mutual concerns, particularly the Syrian and Libyan crises.


Parliament writes final report on state’s FY 2016/2017 budget

A Parliamentary committee, tasked to review the state’s general budget of 2016/2017 fiscal year, is writing the final report on the budget which will be discussed at the general assembly of the parliament next Sunday, Youm7 reported the Chairperson deputy of the committee Yasser Amr Shiba Tuesday.


Administrative Jurisdiction unauthorized to consider cases against Red Sea Islands- expert

The Administrative Jurisdiction is not authorized to consider the lawsuits filed to annul a deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, per which Cairo announced Saudi sovereignty on two disputed islands of Tiran and Sanafir in the Red Sea, said former dean of Faculty of Law at Cairo University Mahmoud Kebeish. A number of lawyers and political activities have filed 14 lawsuits against the Egyptian government, saying that handing down of the two islands contradicts with 2014 Constitution.

Recommend to friends

Leave a comment