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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

International press picks up Tiran and Sanafir final court ruling

The international press was abuzz this morning with the Higher Administrative Court’s final verdict rejecting the transfer of Red Sea Islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The Guardian writes that the ruling was cause for celebration among the masses but notes how it reflects that the “centers of power within the Egyptian state do not always see eye to eye,” while CNN focused on how the treaty, and public backlash against it, have impacted Cairo and Riyadh’s relations. The New York Times’ Nour Youssef also zeroed in on the two countries’ strained relationship and spoke to analysts and experts about how the verdict is expected “to further shake, but not break, these strained ties.” Heba Saleh covers the case for the Financial Times and Dahlia Kholaif does the duty for the Wall Street Journal. The BBC, NPR, and the Associated Press also have the story.

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