Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Saudi Uses Money to Appease Unrest While Radical Shiite Cleric Puts Control on Protesters

Saudi king returns, pledges $37B for citizens (before 'day of rage') http://bit.ly/fCOoei

AFP: Radical Shiite cleric Sadr 'back in Iraq' http://bit.ly/hi5At9

Iraq’s Top Shiite Leaders Urge Delay of Protests - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/fl7IZm

The Daily Star - Politics - Maliki warns Iraqis Al-Qaeda may target planned protests http://bit.ly/dUWXlQ

1 dead, 57 injured in northern Iraq protests http://bit.ly/eSBzR0

Yemen’s Leader Orders Police to Protect Protesters - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/e08PTl

The Canadian Press: Yemen president forms committee tasked with holding dialogue with opposition http://bit.ly/e5wNUU