Sunday, November 7, 2010

Top Stories November 8, 2010

Azzaman (Iraq):  Iraq's Basra reaps more than $800 million from petrodollar project - Some of the money has already been transferred to the province.  According to the article "Under the petrodollar scheme, each Iraqi province is entitled to one dollar from each barrel of oil it produces."  Is that normal?  Because I thought they would get more than that.

Daily Star (Lebanon):  Israel to quit northern Ghajar: Lieberman - In the 2006 war, Israel occupied the northern part of Ghajar.  UN Security Council Resolution 1701 calls for Israel to withdraw.

Haaretz (Israel):  Netanyahu to Biden: Sanctions are not stopping Iran's nuclear program -This could be bad:
Netanyahu said that a credible threat of military action is the only way to ensure that Iran will rethink its nuclear program. According Israeli estimates, the only time that Iran stopped its nuclear program was in 2003, when Iran believed there was a threat of military action.
Turkish Daily News:  EU progress report criticizes pressure on Turkish press - Turkey has had some problems lately with freedom of the press, although there has been more open debate over some issues.

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