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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Qatar topped coverage of Egypt in the foreign press

Egypt ending visa-free travel for Qataris topped coverage in the foreign press this morning. Most outlets added nothing new in the form of analysis and instead simply made do with running reports from newswires.

Continued coverage of clashes between citizens and security forces over land in the Cairo neighborhood of El Warraq came in a close second. “The island of al-Warraq is only 1,300 acres big, but is home to around 90,000 people,” says The Independent, noting that neighborhood’s residents “claim they have a right to live there… and had not received prior warning of Sunday’s planned eviction.”

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