Monday, October 4, 2010

Top Stories October 4, 2010

Al-Ahram (Egypt):  Construction fever - Their correspondent in Palestine writes about the end of the moratorium on new settlements.

Al-Azzaman (Iraq):  The Iraqi holocaust - Iraq has been forgotten since the US troop withdrawal, but conditions continue to deteriorate.

Haaretz (Israel):  Netanyahu trying to convince top ministers to extend settlement freeze - Netanyahu is meeting with his top ministers to convince them to extend the moratorium for 60 days.  The Palestinians are very upset that the moratorium ended and building can begin again.

Turkish Daily News:  YOK's Rx for Turkey's headscarf quagmire: Don't ask, wear! - Turkey is instituting its own "don''t ask, don't tell" situation.  Headscarves have been banned at public university, but now the education board is saying that instructors cannot kick women out of class for wearing the headscarf.

Tehran Times (Iran):  Assad meets Supreme Leader in Tehran -Assad, the ruler of Syria, met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, over the weekend.  Assad also received Iran's highest medal.  There are strong ties between these two countries, and the Ayatollah wants to strengthen them even more.

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