Monday, May 30, 2011

Top Stories May 30, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Yemeni troops fire on protesters, kill at least 20 - Government forces attacked a protest camp with tanks and bulldozers.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Sleiman orders Justice Ministry to take legal action against Rifi - Sleiman is the president, Rifi is chief of the Internal Security Forces.  The issue at hand involves the Telecom Minister, who was barred from one of his own buildings.  I'm not sure of the political background to this.

Haaretz (Israel):  Turkey FM: We can't stop upcoming aid flotilla to Gaza - According to the foreign minister "Democratic governments cannot stop their citizens launching another aid flotilla to Gaza."  It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Turkish Daily News:  Turkey's 1980 coup leaders called to testify - Turkey passed a constitutional amendment last year so that they can prosecute the coup leaders.  Huge numbers of people were arrested during the coup and many more fled Turkey as well.

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