ArabNews (Saudi Arabia): Iran figures in Ashton talks - Catherine Ashton is the foreign policy chief for the European Union. She is visiting the GCC in Riyadh.
Lebanon Daily Star: Citigroup outlook on Lebanon mixed - Citigroup's take on the finance sector in Lebanon.
Haaretz (Israel): IDF chief: Every effort being made to bring Gilad Shalit home - Shalit is a soldier who was kidnapped or captured (depending upon your point of view) by Palestinians about 5 years ago.
Turkish Daily News: Turkey's BDP threatens election boycott - The BDP is the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party. Some of their candidates have been banned from the election, so they may boycott.
Gulf Daily News (Bahrain): The day of reckoning - The government is upset that the trade sector didn't come out against the protests.