Weekday News Wrap: Monday, October 22, 2012
- Violence erupted in Beirut after the funeral of the slain intelligence chief, raising fears that Lebanon will be unable to escape the tensions in Syria. Foreign Policy has more here.
- In Syria itself, violence continues, and Special Envoy Brahimi has once again called for a ceasefire over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha starting this Thursday.
- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has told the special envoy to Syria that the weapons flow to rebel forces must stop.
- Turkey has called for international intervention in Syria.
- Jordanian officials have claimed that they have arrested 11 people allegedly involved in plans by al-Qaeda to attack shopping malls and diplomatic targets.
- The Emir of Qatar will be the first head-of-state to visit the Gaza Strip tomorrow.
- Israel and the United States have launched a joint military drill involving 3,500 American and 1,000 Israeli troops.
- Foreign Policy covers a story recently run in The Guardian that Haiti might become the next member of the African Union.