Monday, December 19, 2011

Top Stories December 19, 2011

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Transport system in 6 Saudi cities set for major overhaul - The Kingdom wants to set up a good public transportation system.  Apparently they spend billions of dollars on road accidents every year.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Tensions high in Ain al-Hilweh after shooting - There have been several assassination attempts by various factions in this Palestinian refugee camp.

Haaretz (Israel):  Israel court rules against evicting two East Jerusalem Palestinian families - There have been a number of cases of Palestinian families being forced out of their homes, as neighborhoods try to become more Jewish.

Turkish Daily News:  Iraqi politics crack as last US troops withdraw - Iraq is already having (more) problems.  Personally, I'm not sure if the country will survive.  It was never a country to begin with, but a group of 3 provinces.  It would not surprise me at all if the Kurds decide to leave, and the Shi'ite and Sunni sections also separate.  Let's just hope it's not too bloody.

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