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April 11, 2016 12:59 pm

Egypt Gives Saudi Arabia Two Islands as Show of Thanks

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a five-day visit. Photo: Screenshot.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a five-day visit. Photo: Screenshot.

Since King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a five-day visit, the leader of the oil-rich kingdom has lavished his Egyptian allies with promises of aid and investment.

But this time, instead of writing a blank check with little more than a polite “thank you” to show for it, King Salman will return home Monday with something more substantial in return: two islands in a strategic corner of the Red Sea.

Read full story at The New York Times.

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