Trump visit to Saudi Arabia hits the headlines

Trump visit to Saudi Arabia hits the headlines
Updated 23 May 2017

Trump visit to Saudi Arabia hits the headlines

Trump visit to Saudi Arabia hits the headlines

LONDON: Saudi Arabia was very much on the global news agenda last weekend, as US President Donald Trump visited the Kingdom on his first foreign trip since taking office.
Awwad Al-Awwad, minister of culture and information, said last week that more than 500 journalists from around the world were expected to cover Trump’s visit.
Here is how five newspapers covered news about Trump the day after he arrived in Riyadh.

1. The Observer, UK
“The heat is on: Trump lands in Riyadh,” said one edition of the UK’s Observer newspaper.

2. The New York Times
The paper featured a photograph of Trump taking part in a traditional sword dance. The story beneath was headlined: “Saudis welcome Trump’s rebuff of Obama’s views.”
3. The Kuwait Times
Arms deals between Saudi Arabia and the US headlined the front page of The Kuwait Times, which also mentioned the overall business and investment deals, worth some $380 billion, that were inked in Riyadh.

4. The Jerusalem Post
Trump’s “royal treatment” in Riyadh amid “turmoil at home” made the front page of The Jerusalem Post, which also featured details of Trump’s subsequent visit to Israel.

5. The Japan Times
Trump’s political issues in Washington also featured on The Japan Times front page, which carried a photograph of the US president as he was about to board Air Force One on his way to KSA.