Monday, August 13, 2012

Top Stories August 13, 2012

ArabNews (Saudi Arabia):  Syria's UN human rights envoy defects in Geneva - Another government official leaves Assad.

Lebanon Daily Star:  Assad welcomes talks with opposition, says ambassador - As long as Assad is running the talks.

Haaretz (Israel):  Oil prices rise to nearly $94 amid concerns over Israel-Iran conflict - Netanyahu spoke again about the threat of a nuclear Iran.

Turkish Daily New:  PKK kidnaps Turkish lawmaker - A deputy of the CHP (Republican People's Party) was kidnapped.  It is suspected that members of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) are responsible.  The PKK is outlawed in Turkey.

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