Monday, November 22, 2010

Top Stories November 22, 2010

Arab News (Saudi Arabia):  King to leave for treatment in US; Sultan returns - King Abdullah is heading to the US for medical treatment.  He has a slipped disc and blood clot in his back.

Daily Star (Lebanon):  Saudi-Syrian efforts to defuse tension increase - The Special Tribunal for Lebanon has been investigating the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri.  But that's a controversial topic in Lebanon and had led to a political deadlock.

Haaretz (Israel):  Netanyahu: No settlement freeze vote without U.S. offer in writing - Netanyahu wants to see an offer of incentives, in writing, before he'll ask the cabinet to vote on a settlement freeze.

Turkish Daily News:  Turkey unshielded from NATO debate - Turkey asked that Iran not be named as "the main source of a potential attack" against a NATO ballistic missile shield, and it was agreed upon.  There are also some other topics up for discussion.

Islamic Republic News Agency (Iran):  Minister: Muslim states account for 50% of Iran's non-oil exports - This was discussed during the Second International Seminar on Economic Convergence Among Muslim Countries.

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