Monday, July 4, 2011

Top Stories July 4, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Turkey recognizes Libya rebels, promises more aid - Turkey has recognized the rebels and wants to help them.

Lebanon Daily Star:  March 14 to Mikati: Commit to STL or go - The STL is the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a UN council investigating Rafik Hariri's assassination.  March 14 is the opposition members of parliament now, since Mikati became PM with Hizbollah's majority.

Haaretz (Israel):  Saboteurs blow up Egypt gas pipeline to Israel - Israel gets most of its natural gas from this pipeline, which runs through the Sinai Peninsula.

Turkish Daily News:  US Senators deliver message to PM Erdogan: 'Turkey can convince Hamas to reconcile' - The senators hope that Turkey can get Hamas to join peace talks with the Israelis.

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) - Probe Vow - An "independent fact-finding mission" is supposed to investigate the protests and unrest that occurred earlier this year.  The commission was appointed by the king, and the PM wants everyone to cooperate.  The National Dialogue started on Saturday.

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