Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Breaking Island News

Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Tiran Island - Courtesy of EgyptianStreets.com

Angry protesters have taken to the streets of Cairo after President Sisi signed a new border demarcation agreement ceding the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

A new border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia was signed during King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s recent five-day visit to Cairo As …Read More: Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Island Issues

Japan: Huge Volcanic Eruption Triggers Creation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

Volcanic Eruption in Japan - Courtesy of Yahoo News

A huge volcanic eruption has created a new island in Japan’s Ogasawara Archipelago, just short of 1,000 km to the south of Tokyo.

Volcanic Eruption in Japan – Courtesy of Yahoo News

Located in the Ogasawara Archipelago, some 1000 km to the south of Tokyo, the 200 meter diameter islet looks set …Read More: Japan: Huge Volcanic Eruption Triggers Creation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

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Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is set to reveal all about the purchase of his private island paradisein a BBC documentary due to air this evening.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

As reported by Private Island News earlier this year, the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alex …Read More: Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

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Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has this week bought a collection of private islands in Scotland with the aim of turning them into a nature reserve.

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

Best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has this week beat …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands