Monday, September 19, 2011

Top Stories September 19, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Blood flows in the streets of Sanaa - Over two dozen people were killed and hundreds wounded when government forces fired on protesters in Sana'a.  And the US news still seems to be ignoring Yemen.

Lebanon Daily Star:  West races to scupper Palestine bid - The Palestinians may ask the UN to recognize Palestine this week.  The US plans to veto it and is supported by several other nations.

Haaretz (Israel):  U.S. to Netanyahu: Don't sanction Palestinians following statehood bid at UN - The US will veto the  Palestinian state bid, but is trying to keep Israel from destabilizing the situation even further.

Turkish Daily News:  Cyprus drilling rig to be blocked - Turkey and Turkish Cyprus are at odds with Greek Cyprus over drilling in the seas around Cyprus.  Let's hope this situation doesn't blow up, as Turkey is sending a warship into the area.

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