Monday, April 18, 2011

Top Stories April 18, 2011

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.

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