Middle East News – May 8th, 2012

- U.S. officials in Yemen say that they have foiled a plot originating from Al-Qaeda forces in the area that planned to blow up a passenger airlining leaving from Yemen – Read more at CNN

- Two of Israel’s leading parties, though often at odds, have formed a coalition government (one of the largest in Israel’s history).  This agreement will forestall elections in Israel for at least a year and will bring stability to a nation under great stress from the events in Iran and Syria – Read more at CNN

- Some happy, non-political news – German photographer Claudius Schulze went to the isolated island of Socotra, a few hundred miles off the coast of Yemen, and observed the unique endemic wildlife of the Island – look at his beautiful pictures and story here

- When Baghdad is mentioned few people think of ornate architecture before bomb-riddled buildings or concrete checkpoints – but some are hoping to change that image as they begin the restoration of the once (and still) captivating city of Baghdad

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