Monday, August 23, 2010

Top Stories August 23, 2010

Asia Times: Bushehr: Iran's strike against sanctions - Bushehr is a city in southern Iran that has been trying to build a nuclear power plant, with help from Russia. They received "nuclear fuel on Saturday."

Daily Star (Lebanon): Hariri tells parties to keep STL detached from local debates - The STL is the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Saad Hariri is the current prime minister, son of Rafik Hariri who was assassinated.

Haaretz (Israel): Iran: If attacked our response will be wide-ranging and unpredictable - Iran is concerned that Israel will bomb their reactor, so they are showcasing their military arsenal.

Hurriyet (Turkey): Turkey to remove Iran from enemies watchlist - The Turks do mention that they would prefer a nuclear-free Middle East. And a lot of this goes back to the Flotilla Attack; it really hurt Turkish-Israeli relations.

Yemen Times: 21 Killed In Confrontations in Abyan - Fourteen soldier and seven men thought to be part of al-Qa'eda were killed in a battle in Abyan Governate. Also, the security chief in Shabwa escaped being assassinated. Yemen is not a good place to be right now.

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