Monday, October 24, 2011

Top Stories October 24, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Tunisia's Ennahda wins poll - Ennahda, described as a "moderate Islamic party" has won the majority of votes in the new Tunisian elections and will have a lot of sway with the new constitution and parliament.

Lebanon Daily Star:  U.S. warns Lebanon could face serious consequences over failure to fund STL - STL is the UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon, investigating the Rafik Hariri assassination.  The STL indicted 4 members of Hizbollah in June, but since Hizbollah has more power in the cabinet now, they're trying to de-fund the STL.

Haaretz (Israel):  Netanyahu offers condolences, earthquake relief in phone call with Erdogan - Relations between Turkey and Israel have been deteriorating since the Gaza Flotilla incident.  Turkey is turning down international assistance while it sees what is needed in the earthquake zone.  Netanyahu and Erdogan had not spoken since December of last year.

Turkish Daily News:  Toll rises as aid pours in for quake survivors - Almost 300 people are dead after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Van province of Turkey.

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