Egyptian Court Nullifies Transfer of 2 Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

June 21, 2016 1:28 PM

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Egyptian Court Nullifies Transfer of 2 Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Tuesday nullified a government decision to transfer sovereignty of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in a surprising setback for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The ruling surprised even some of Mr. Sisi’s critics, who did not expect the judiciary to rule against the government.

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