Monday, February 21, 2011

Top Stories February 21, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Troops 'liberate' Libya's 2nd city - It looks like some part of the army is now fighting against Qaddafi.  And there have been attacks on the funerals held for protesters.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Source: No progress on Mikati Cabinet formation - It's still a mess in Lebanon.

Haaretz (Israel):  Libya clashes reach Tripoli; central government building ablaze - Gadhafi is not backing down, and Al-Jazeera has reports of the air force bombing protesters.

Turkish Daily News:  Murder a fact of life for women in Turkey - In 2002, 66 women were murdered.  In 2009, almost 1,000 were murdered.  Gender inequality and increasing conservatism are blamed.  Turkey's population is just under 78 million.  That's not quite as big as the 3 most populous US states combined (California, Texas, New York).  By US standards, that's a low murder rate (as of 2009 there were over 15,000 murders total in the US).

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain):  Support for Premier - People thank the prime minister for his "wise leadership."  I wonder who owns this paper?

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