Monday, February 28, 2011

Top Stories February 28, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  King's order to benefit 180,000 temporary employees - These are temporary government employees who are now permanent government employees.  (Should I be cynical and wonder if this is a bribe - don't protest and I'll give you a job!)

Lebanon Daily Star:  March 14 shuns Mikati Cabinet, vows to confront 'coup' - Saad Hariri's party is not happy with Hizbollah.

Haaretz (Israel):  Documentary on Tel Aviv school, 'Strangers No More,' wins Oscar - Children from 48 countries go to the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv.

Turkish Daily News:  Death of 'Erbakan Hoca' closes out an era of Turkish politics - The founder of Turkey's Islamic political movement has died.  He was also a former prime minister for Turkey.

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain):  Reforms on track - Bahrain's Cabinet has changed and supposedly that means reforms are in process.  Again, call me cynical, I'll believe it when it happens.

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