May 29, 2006
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- A House committee rejected an amendment to withholdmilitary aid to Egypt because of human rights abuses.
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has soughtto form a 10,000-member force trained and equipped by the European Union andArab allies.
May 28, 2006
NICOSIA [MENL] -- A leader of the Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad in Lebanonhas been assassinated.
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- Despite an Israeli crackdown, Hamas has managed tomaintain funding to operatives in the West Bank.