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May 27, 2008

1. An IAEA report has been given to the UN Security Council that reportedly accuses Iran of non-cooperation regarding its nuclear program, calling weapons research a "serious concern."

2. British military report evidences past Iranian funding of attacks on British, US and Iraqi forces. British MP: "This report makes it quite clear that Iran is directly involved in funding the insurgency."

3. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader attempts now to backpedal after praising Usama bin Laden.

4. Lebanese parliament elects Army General Suleiman president while Hizballah issues new warning to government about any attempts to disarm the Iranian proxy terror group.

CHINA - RUSSIA ALLIANCE
Russia and China join to condemn U.S. missile shield - International Herald Tribune
NATO Needs To Work With Russia: Moscow - Defense News

EGYPT
Egypt eyes Iran's overtures with suspicion - Los Angeles Times
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Praises bin Laden - Asharq Alawsat
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader Denies Praising Al-Qaeda - Asharq Alawsat
Egyptian police uncover 500 kilograms of TNT near Egypt-Gaza border - Jerusalem Post

GUINEA
Guinea soldiers seize army chief in West African country - BBC

IRAN
Nuclear agency accuses Iran of willful lack of cooperation - International Herald Tribune
Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe - AP
Iran Safeguards Report Sent to UN Security Council, IAEA Board - IAEA
Iran is playing a dangerous game and the West's patience could soon run out - Telegraph
Tehran carefully rooting for Obama - Los Angeles Times

IRAQ
Iran 'paid Iraq insurgents to kill UK soldiers' - Telegraph

ISRAEL
Military Intelligence: Syria continuing to arm Hizballah despite peace moves with Israel - Haaretz
Anti-Israeli Terrorism in 21007 and Trends in 2008 - ITIC
Gaza sewage crisis threatens Israel as waste flows north - AJC

LEBANON
Lebanese parliament elects army chief as president - Washington Post
Profile: General Michel Suleiman - BBC
Lebanon president praises Hizballah's fight against Israel - Telegraph
Lebanon: 9 wounded in gunfight between pro-gov't, opposition supporters - Jerusalem Post

NORTH KOREA
Bizarre Turn Seen in Case of Korea Spy - New York Sun

SOMALIA
Deadly Somali insurgent raid on peace force in Mogadishu - BBC
Official: Possible US airstrike in southern Somalia - Gulf News
Somalia on the verge of collapse, aid officials and residents say - Los Angeles Times

SUDAN
South Sudan 'on the brink of war' - BBC

SYRIA
Ananysis: Can Syria break its Iranian bear hug? - Haaretz
Iran tells Syria it must regain control of Golan - Ynetnews
Hamas 'very disturbed' over peace talks - Jerusalem Post
Iran–Syria–Hizballah–Hamas: A Coalition Against Nature - Why Does it Work? (PDF) - US Army War College

US
Study Points to Gaps in Port Security - ABC
Mideast governments increasingly ignore US views - Khaleej Times

YEMEN
Al-Qaeda urges attacks on US interests in Yemen - Khaleej Times

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