Middle East News – May 9th, 2012

Netanyahu, Israel’s current Prime Minister

– Iran has begun to accept the yuan (China’s currency) for oil – this is in reaction to the increasingly difficult economic times in Iran under worldwide sanctions – Read more at CNN

– A reaction to the Israeli political agreement yesterday to postpone elections for at least another year is that Netanyahu is simply buying time for himself to consolidate full control of the Israeli government – More at CNN

A nuclear inspector from the UN was killed in a car accident in Iran, which will surely raise further suspicions that Iran is trying to hide its nuclear weapons program

An Aghan woman who was raped and beaten repeatedly by her family is in anguish over what she considers the light sentencing of her attackers


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