Rania Rabeaa Elabd

An Egyptian woman celebrates with a national flag defaced with the words "Tiran" and "Sanafir" after the High Administrative Court upheld a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over the two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 16, 2017. (photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Egypt opposition MP: Resigning over island transfer 'no longer useful'

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017 | Rania Rabeaa Elabd, Contributor

Nadia Henry, a member of Egypt’s opposition 25-30 bloc in parliament, tells Al-Monitor that the opposition will continue to fight the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, and that a larger opposition coalition could be created.

Egypt's parliament working with Sisi to finalize islands transfer

Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017 | Rania Rabeaa Elabd, Contributor

Despite a court ruling against the transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian government is working to secure parliamentary approval of the deal.

Egypt hopes new residency-for-deposits system will boost investments

Monday, May. 29, 2017 | Rania Rabeaa Elabd, Contributor

Kamal Amer, the head of the Egyptian parliament's National Defense and Security Committee speaks to Al-Monitor about the residency-for-deposits system in Egypt and explains Egypt’s official stance toward the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir.

Former political prisoner speaks out on Egypt's jails

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 | Rania Rabeaa Elabd, Contributor

In regard to treatment of prisoners in Egypt’s jails, political activist and lawyer Mahienour el-Massry tells Al-Monitor, “Things in prison don't go according to the law. Rather, they go according to the practice of the prison commissioner.”

How Sinai women are fueling Egypt's economy with homemade goods

Sunday, Sep. 25, 2016 | Rania Rabeaa Elabd, Contributor

Bedouin women in the Sinai Peninsula defy tribal tradition and help their families by selling handmade crafts.

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Rania Rabeaa Elabd is an Egyptian journalist focused on issues concerning the parliament and political parties.

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