Tagged with Red Sea

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Saudi Islands

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Saudi Islands

God, Perhaps the story is over, perhaps the judiciary will still have a role. But two contested islands in the Red Sea have been ceded by Egypt to Saudi Arabia, after parliament ratified the president’s decision. It was an unpopular vote; proponents insist it was the right one. At issue is original ownership. Egypt has … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Red Sea Verdict

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Red Sea Verdict

God, The court has spoken, and the land is Egyptian. Perhaps. Months ago the president and the Saudi king concluded an agreement that included return of sovereignty over two small islands in the Red Sea. Opponents called it an illegal transfer, as Egyptians died in war defending their home soil. This week the High Administrative … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reuters 25

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reuters 25

God, Ninety million Egyptians have a name. With truth and courage, may they state them freely. For much can be hidden without it, God. The name of the Italian researcher is known, and have mercy on him. But he was killed by the anonymous, as anonymous others point to a culprit. Reuters will protect these … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Two Islands

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Two Islands

God, Uninhabited but geo-strategic, Egyptian blood was spilled to defend Tiran and Sanafir at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. Thankfully, no blood was spilled defending them yesterday. Right or wrong, thousands took to the streets, troubled by a government decision to recognize Saudi Arabian sovereignty over the islands. As … Continue reading