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  1. Egypt lawyers claim government meddling in case over islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    People protest at an appeals court hearing in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's government on Sunday defended its decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia at after the move was struck down by a lower court last week.

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  2. HRW calls on Egypt to free members of satirical street groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Human Rights Watch on Thursday called on Egypt's government to release from detention four members of a satirical street group who posted video clips on social media that mocked President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and criticized an agreement with Saudi Arabia that would hand control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Riyadh. Five of the group's six members were detained last month, but one was later released on bail.

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  3. HRW calls on Egypt to free members of satirical street groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Houston Chronicle

    Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, displays an old map of Egypt including the two disputed Red Sea islands, during a press conference, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. An Egyptian court has rejected as illegal a demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

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  4. Egyptian court rejects transfer of islands to SaudisRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2016 | KAUZ

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday rejected a border agreement that would have transferred two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, and which had sparked street protests in Cairo. The ruling was a rare rebuke of the government's foreign policy by the judiciary, which has been largely supportive of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and could strain ties with Riyadh, which has provided billions of dollars in aid to Egypt in recent years.

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  5. Egyptian court rejects border demarcation pact with SaudiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Valley Morning Star

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday rejected as illegal a marine demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Riyadh.

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  6. Egypt arrests 4 members of a street satirical groupRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi arrives for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

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  7. Egypt arrests 4 members of a street satirical groupRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Houston Chronicle

    Police have arrested four members of a satirical street group that mocked Egypt's president and his supporters in video clips posted online, the latest in an escalating crackdown on dissent that lays bare the government's diminishing tolerance for criticism. According to Mahmoud Othman , the lawyer of the street performers, the four were arrested late on Monday in Cairo.

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  8. Egypt rights lawyer arrested, another held at Cairo airportRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    A girl chants slogans during a protest to mark World Press Freedom Day in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

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  9. Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Houston Chronicle

    A girl chants slogans during a protest to mark World Press Freedom Day in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Memos containing internal instructions from Egypt's Interior Ministry were leaked to the media on Tuesday, outlining strategies on how to deflect public outrage over arrests it made inside the journalists' union, handle the media in general, and deal with the case of an Italian student found tortured to death.

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  10. Egyptian rights group says 237 protesters arrested in CairoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    An Egyptian coalition of rights groups said Tuesday that police arrested at least 237 people during the previous day's protests in Cairo against a government decision to hand over to Saudi Arabia control of two strategic Red Sea islands. Amnesty International condemned the arrests, the latest criticism levelled by the leading international advocacy group over human rights abuses in Egypt.

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  11. Egyptian rights group says 237 protesters arrested in CairoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Houston Chronicle

    Egyptians demonstrate against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Mesaha square in Cairo's Dokki district, Monday, April 25, 2016. Police fired tear gas and birdshot on Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators calling on el-Sissi to step down over his government's decision to surrender control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

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  12. Egyptian police stifle plans for mass protest over islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Valley Morning Star

    Thousands of Egyptian riot police on Monday stifled plans for mass demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's rule, using tear gas, birdshot and beating up young activists to quickly disperse flash protests by hundreds in what evolved into a day of cat-and-mouse games across parts of Cairo.

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  13. Police deployed across Egypt's capital ahead of protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Thousands of police were deployed Monday across the Egyptian capital in anticipation of demonstrations to protest the government's decision to surrender control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Riot police backed by armored vehicles took up positions at Cairo's Tahrir square, the epicenter of Egypt's 2011 uprising, as well as on the city's ring road, downtown and at a suburban square where at least 600 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed when security forces broke up their sit-in on Aug. 14, 2013.

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  14. Warnings issued over planned protests in EgyptRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | KVIA-TV El Paso

    The Egyptian military has deployed forces to public landmarks ahead of a Monday protest over President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's agreement to relinquish two islands to Saudi Arabia. Many of the protesters do not want to see the two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, turned over to the Saudis.

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  15. Egypt opposition figure sues president over islands uproarRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, listens to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during their meeting at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

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  16. Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Egyptians shout slogans against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a protest against the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 15, 2016.

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  17. Smugglers 'spared no expense' to hide $1.6M in meth in Dallas woman's tiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Border agents sliced open the SUV's tires after a drug dog smelled something fishy. A Dallas woman was arrested on the border trying to smuggle over a million dollars in methamphetamine into the U.S. - hidden in the tires of her SUV, authorities say.

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  18. Egypt's surrender of islands to Saudi deepens its woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | KAUZ

    In this picture provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman before he departs Egypt, Monday, April 11... CAIRO - Egypt's declared intention to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has kicked off a storm of vociferous opposition, laced with stinging satire, and dealt a blow to the pride of many Egyptians at a time when they feel their country is vulnerable and under attack from all sides.

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  19. Egypt's oldest secular university honors Saudi monarchRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    In this picture taken Saturday, April 9, 2016, provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center right, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman, center left, witness the signing of agreements and memorandums of understanding, in Cairo, Egypt.

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  20. Saudi monarch addresses Egyptian parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2016 | KAUZ

    Egy... . In this picture taken Friday, April 8, 2016, provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, greets Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Cairo.

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