Monday, March 28, 2011

Top Stories March 28, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Shoura Council approves mortgage law - The council is trying to help the housing shortage.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Government to be formed by end of this week, source says - Mikati's government is almost ready.  It's tough to balance out all the different factions.

Haaretz (Israel):  Report: Netanyahu failed to report all campaign contributions to State Comptroller - The PM scandals continue.  Some donors reportedly gave the maximum campaign contribution several times.  Netanyahu says they were returned.

Turkish Daily News:  Lebanon faces perfect storm of crises - Things in Lebanon have been crazy, what with the recall of former PM Hariri and incoming PM Mikati getting his cabinet together.  The current situation could deteriorate into Sunni-Shi'ite fighting, instead of Muslim-Christian fighting.  And the ongoing rebellions across the Middle East may give it more impetus.

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain):  New mall timings as curfew relaxed - Looks like the malls are going to be open more now.

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