CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ratified an agreement that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, brushing off widespread public criticism of the deal. The Red Sea islands accord has become politically sensitive for Sisi. He counts on Saudi Arabia as a key ally, but street protests broke out over the agreement last year among Egyptians angered over the concession. Egypt's parliament last week backed the deal handing control of Tiran and Sanafir islands to…
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has ratified the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM). The Instrument of Ratification was signed by President Mamnoon Hussain on the advice of the prime minister, said the Foreign Office (FO) on Monday.
ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif Tuesday ratified death sentence of 13 'hardcore terrorists' found guilty of terrorism-related offences including the 2013 massacre of 10 foreign mountaineers, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).