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Egypt's President Defends Giving Red Sea Islands to Saudis

Egypt's president on Wednesday defended his country's declared intention to hand over control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, saying Cairo did not surrender its territory but "restored" the rights of the Saudis. He also reiterated Cairo's position that Egyptian security forces had nothing to do with the torture and killing of an Italian graduate student abducted in Cairo. Egypt's government maintains that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir at...

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