Monday, December 20, 2010

Top Stories December 20, 2010

Arab News (Saudi Arabia):  Allawi to join Iraqi govt -  Allawi is the former prime minister and a Shi'ite, but had a lot of Sunni backing.  But it wasn't enough for a majority in parliament.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Syria, Saudi Arabia scramble to defuse tensions - The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is getting ready to hand out indictments for the assassination of Rafik Hariri, which may implicate Hizbullah, which could cause an outbreak of violence.

Haaretz (Israel):  IDF to deploy super-armored tanks along Gaza border - The number of anti-tank missiles in Gaza is increasing.

Turkish Daily News:  Turkey's main opposition party cleanses its Augean Stables - The head of the Republican People's Party changed 46 members of the 80-member assembly for his party.

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