Court says the two islands, Sanafir and Tiran, are Egyptian — contrary to the government's claim that they were given to Egypt in the 1950s. Landmark verdict could increase tensions with the Gulf kingdom.
Saudi Arabia's clerics offer legitimacy and public support to a king who styles himself the guardian of Islam's holiest sites.
Omanis believe this Swiss-style peacemaker role is vital in helping to prevent the Middle East from sinking even deeper into chaos.
New music video shows images of woman rolling bowling balls at pins with men's faces on them and has a chorus of, 'If only God would rid us of men.'
Last Thursday, state media reported that the Egyptian government approved the maritime border agreement despite a court ruling the deal unconstitutional.
Red Sea land transfer must now by ratified by parliament and wait for the courts to rule on President al-Sissi's appeal.
Announcement comes after UNICEF reported that nearly 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished due to the war that has been raging since March 2015.
'In the last 24 hours the United States has stopped the supply of precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia to bomb Yemen. When will the UK follow suit?'
Western-allied Saudi Arabia, along with Qatar, has been among the main supporters of rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The decision reflects President Obama's frustration with Saudi Arabia's practices in Yemen's 20-month-old war, which has killed more than 10,000 people and sparked a mass humanitarian crises from food shortages.