Monday, January 9, 2012

Top Stories January 9, 2012

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Car dealers blamed for crashes due to defects - Wow.  Read this quote:

"The Ministry of Commerce and Industry emphasized that car dealers in the Kingdom would be responsible for any defects in design or manufacture as a result of non-compliance with Saudi specifications and measurements."

Lebanon Daily Star:  Parties head toward final resolution on wages - The private sector and labor unions may be reaching an agreement on wage increases.

Haaretz (Israel):  Israel navy to devote majority of missile boats to secure offshore drilling rafts - Israel has oil and gas platforms outside of its territorial waters, and the navy and air force will help defend them.

Turkish Daily News:  US official in Ankara as Iran tensions soar - The US wants Turkey to join in sanctions against Iran.  But Turkey gets 1/3 of its oil from Iran.

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