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1. Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani, suggesting America is “impatient,” said the US should give Pakistan intelligence on al-Qaeda and Taliban “and we’ll do the job ourselves.” But when actionable targeting intelligence has been shared with Pakistan in the past, al-Qaeda camps were suddenly abandoned due to leaks to the enemy from sympathetic members of Pak intelligence and military.

2. A “top Central Intelligence Agency official” has made a trip to Islamabad to confront Pakistani officials regarding CIA information confirming relationships between members of Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency and Taliban leadership in the tribal areas.

3. Israel’s Ehud Barak warns that Hizballah has tripled its missile arsenal since the terrorist group’s 2006 war with Israel in southern Lebanon.

AFGHANISTAN
Northern Alliance Build up to Challenge Taliban ‘not welcome’ - Washington Times
Afghan corruption remains ‘endemic’ - Washington Times

CHINA
Bush Meets Chinese Democracy Activists - New York Sun
China’s economic ‘bargaining chip’ - Washington Times
IOC admits Web Censorship Agreement with Chinese Gov’t During Olympics - ABC
China Tightens Tiananmen Square Security - ABC

IRAN
Opinion: Iran’s Accelerating Nuclear Program Requires A Stringent Sanctions Response - Counterterrorism Blog

LEBANON
Hizballah Has Tripled Its Missile Arsenal, Barak Warns - New York Sun

PAKISTAN
Pakistan PM wants US Intel and No US Attacks on AQ - The Australian
PrincipalAnalysis: Al-Qaeda Abandons Camps After US Intelligence Shared with Pakistan - ThreatsWatch
Pak PM to Bush: We Are ‘Fighting The War For Ourselves’ - ThreatsWatch
CIA outlines Pakistan links with Taliban leadership - International Herald Tribune
Fighting Erupts in Swat Valley; Curfew Imposed - ABC
Taliban capture 25 Pakistani security personnel in Swat - The Long War Journal

SPAIN
Investigation of ETA cell reveals blueprint for violence - International Herald Tribune

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