Monday, July 12, 2010

Top Stories July 12, 2010

Arab News (Saudi Arabia): Riotous celebrations as Spain wins first World Cup - does this really need a summary?

Azzaman (Iraq): Temperatures soar to 51 centrigrade in Baghdad as electricity supplies worsen - apparently some of the electricity pylons are being attacked and destroyed. When it gets that hot, it's impossible to get anything done.

Haaretz (Israel): High court open to widening scope of Gaza flotilla probe - according to the article, currently the investigatory panel has a "limited mandate" and cannot subpoena witnesses, etc. But the High Court may try to widen the panel's power. The Court has been hearing a petition from an Isreali peace organization, and the panel's leader also wants more investigatory power.

Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey): Israel-Syria talks moving ahead without Turkey - Syria is nervous because of the UN sanctions against Iran, so it is talking with Israel. And since Turkey is not talking to Israel, they are no longer acting as the go-between for Israel and Syria.

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