Monday, May 23, 2011

Top Stories May 23, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Spain's Socialists trounced amid economic woes - The Socialists have been in charge for 8 years, and now conservatives are making a comeback.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Lebanese business makes up 35 percent of Ivory Coast economy - The problems in Ivory Coast mean that some Lebanese have left the country, which hurts the economy even more.

Haaretz (Israel):  Barak: Israel and U.S. must put differences aside and move forward - Israel is worried about a political "tsunami" if Palestine declares itself a state in September.  Barak wants the US to support Israel.

Turkish Daily News:  Top Turkish parties trade places on Kurdish question - Politics is a strange beast.  And it's only three weeks till the elections in Turkey.

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain):  Priority for vital services - The Prime Minister is focusing on "infrastructure and service schemes crucial to citizens."

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