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presstv-egypt okays islands transfer deal with saudi




the legislative and constitutional committee of the egyptian parliament finally approves a controversial deal with saudi arabia on the control of two islands in the red sea.the deal was approved on tuesday as 38 lawmakers voted in favor of the agreement with saudi arabia, which hands over the sovere...



presstv-egypt to keep administration of red sea islands




egypt is set to keep administrative control over two red sea islands cairo plans to transfer to the saudi regime under a controversial deal.a government report advising parliament on the terms of the agreement said on sunday that cairo would maintain administrative control but not sovereignty over t...



presstv-egyptian islands transfer to saudi approved




the egyptian parliament has finally sealed a controversial agreement for the transfer of sovereignty of two islands in the red sea to saudi arabia.during the vote on wednesday, the 596-seat chamber ratified the 2016 deal under which cairo would hand over its sovereignty over tiran and sanafir, two i...



presstv-egypt mps approve deal giving islands to ksa




mohamed shalabypress tv, cairoamidst widespread public criticism, egypt's parliament has approved a treaty ceding sovereignty over two strategic red sea islands to saudi arabia. the treaty now only awaits ratification by egypt's president.press tv's mohamed shalaby reports from cairo.



presstv-egypt lawyer seeks halt to islands handover to saudi




an egyptian lawyer has launched an appeal against a recent court ruling which lifted a block on the transfer of two red sea islands to the saudi regime under a controversial deal.khaled ali, a human rights lawyer, argued on monday that the higher administrative court had the final say and the matte...



presstv-egypt court lifts block on islands transfer




egypt’s court of urgent matters has ruled that a judicial decision made by a top court to block the controversial transfer of two red sea islands to saudi arabia is void, arguing that it had no jurisdiction over the matter.the sunday ruling would potentially revive the government’s contentious ...



presstv-lawyer calls egypt's sisi 'traitor' over islands




a prominent egyptian rights lawyer has called president abdel fattah el-sisi a "traitor" over his government's controversial decision to cede sovereignty of two red sea islands to saudi arabia, egypt's top benefactor.khaled ali, 45, who also ran in egypt's 2012 presidential election, made the commen...



presstv-egyptians protest islands’ transfer to saudis




egyptian police have clashed with the demonstrators who had taken to the streets of the capital, cairo, to denounce a parliamentary committee’s approval of a contentious deal to hand over two strategic red sea islands to saudi arabia.with 35 votes for and 8 against, the egyptian parliament’s leg...



presstv-egypt detains ex-presidential candidate




a former candidate in egypt’s presidential election has been detained as part of investigations that he might have offended “public decency” by making a rude hand gesture to a citizen before arriving in a court house.khalid ali was detained on tuesday for questioning in relation to the case in...



presstv-egyptians protest plan to cede islands to saudi




egyptians continue to take to the streets against the parliament’s recent approval of a controversial plan to transfer the sovereignty of two red sea islands to saudi arabia, even after police arrested dozens of activists who had called for mass protests.egyptian police raided homes in the capital...



presstv-saudi, uae, bahrain, egypt cut ties with qatar




saudi arabia, the uae, bahrain and egypt have cut diplomatic ties and all land sea and air contacts with qatar, accusing the persian gulf country of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs.riyadh took the lead on monday to sever relations and other countries fell in line af...



arab leaders endorse two-state solution, say ready for reconciliation with israe




arab leaders said on wednesday at the end of a one-day summit in amman that they would be ready to have a historic reconciliation with israel in return for its withdrawal from land it occupied in the 1967 war. a communique read by the secretary general of the arab league said arab states would back...



presstv-‘us arms deal with saudi, disaster for mideast’




liaqat ali khan, lecturer at washburn university, believes the new arms deal between washington and riyadh is a “disaster” for the middle east which would only further destabilize the region, adding that it is a “desperate attempt” to create more jobs in the united states. “so i think as f...



uae, egypt, saudi cut ties with qatar




saudi arabia, egypt, bahrain and the united arab emirates announced on monday they were severing diplomatic ties with qatar, as they accused the gulf state of supporting terrorism. saudi news agency spa said riyadh cut diplomatic ties and closed borders with its neighbour to "protect its national se...



presstv-saudi, uae, bahrain, egypt cut ties with qatar




saudi arabia, uae, bahrain and egypt have cut diplomatic ties and all land sea and air contacts with qatar, accusing the persian gulf country of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs.riyadh took the lead on monday to sever relations and other countries fell in line after ...



presstv-trump busts a move after record saudi arms deal




us president donald trump joins a sword dance held in his honor in saudi arabia after signing washington’s largest-ever single arms deal with riyadh.he was accompanied at the saturday jubilation by secretary of state rex tillerson and secretary of commerce wilbur ross.trump arrived in the saudi ca...



presstv-rights groups blast $110bn us-saudi arms deal




the administration of us president donald trump has come under fire from human rights advocacy groups for striking a massive weapons deal with saudi arabia without considering the riyadh regime’s rights record.during his first overseas trip over the weekend, trump made a stop in riyadh, where he s...



presstv-us urges saudi arabia, qatar to stay united




us secretary of state rex tillerson has called on saudi arabia and qatar to stay united and solve their differences, after riyadh severed ties with doha and asked its persian gulf allies to follow suit."we certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences," til...



presstv-we won’t sell our land to saudis: maldives opp.




opposition parties and dissidents in maldives have protested a planned visit by saudi arabia’s king salman bin abdulaziz following reports that he plans to buy an entire atoll in the south asian island country.“we will make it very clear to the saudi royals that we are against the sale of our la...



saudi, bahrain, egypt, uae cut ties with qatar over terrorism




saudi arabia, egypt, bahrain and the united arab emirates announced today they were severing diplomatic ties with qatar, as tensions escalate in the region over accusations doha sponsors terrorism.saudi news agency spa said riyadh cut diplomatic ties and closed borders with its neighbour to "protect...



presstv-blast hits egypt’s alexandria, kills several people




at least 11 people have been killed and 35 others injured in a bomb blast that hit a church in egypt’s northern city of alexandria, state tv reports.no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.egypt’s officials say the casualty figure may rise as some of the injured ...



what you need to know about the diplomatic stoush with qatar




in the biggest diplomatic crisis to have hit the region in years, saudi arabia and several of its allies on monday cut diplomatic relations with qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism.saudi arabia, bahrain, egypt, the united arab emirates, yemen’s exiled government, and the maldives severed t...



presstv-watch press tv news headlines




here is a brief look at press tv newsroom's headlines from 09:00 gmt to 17:00 gmt, june 5, 2017.push to isolate qatartensions are rising in the middle east as saudi arabia, bahrain, the united arab emirates and egypt break diplomatic ties with qatar. the three members of the persian gulf cooperation...



egypt bans dozens of independent news websites




apparently, the recent spate of bans took journalists by surprise despite egypt's penchant for censorship. some of the journalists whose websites were blocked believe the government is cracking down on news websites to silence the oppositions' voices since it's widely believed that current president...



presstv-us, qatar ink $12bn jet deal amid persian gulf row




the us has signed a $12-billion deal to sell f-15 fighter jets to qatar amid a dispute engulfing the persian gulf region, which saw president donald trump siding with a saudi-led bloc of nations facing off against doha.qatar’s ministry of defense said on wednesday the country had signed a deal to ...