MAR
30

Today’s Front Pages Week four

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Analysis of today’s front pages:
Once again, the Middle East dominates the major English-language newspapers sampled today.Of the 12, all had prominent stories on the Iranian nuclear negotiations and/or the creation of an Arab military force. The Iranian nuclear deal was the lead story in the New York Times,Wall Street Journal Asia Edition, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, and mentioned on the front page of the Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times and USA Today.
The creation of a joint Arab military force was the lead story in the Washington Post, USA Today, LA times, Arab News and Egypt’s the Daily News and mentioned on the front page of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune. Interestingly, a story ran on the front page of the Jerusalem Post about how Israel is “rooting” for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, which would appear a tacit endorsement of Arab states creating a military force to combat terrorists. None of the Wall Street Journal editions mentioned the creation of the Arab Military Force.
In other news, most American papers prominently featured the Final Four on their front pages, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post all ran stories about the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

The takeaway from this is that Iran remains the single most compelling story for most major newspapers, as both the negotiations over its nuclear program and its alleged support of terrorist factions that the Arab military force was allegedly created to combat, make it intimately involved in each.

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