Middle East News – May 27th

Hamdeen Sabahi, the third place candidate in Egypt, has accused the top two candidates of voter fraud

– The Syrian government has strongly condemned the UK’s threats that it will band Syrian athletes from the upcoming Olympics in London – BBC

– The death toll in the ‘Houla Massacre’ has gone over 100, according to the UN – the Syrian government denies involvement in the incident and claims for a conspiracy against it – CNN

– In Egypt there is skepticism about what the Arab Spring has accomplished as the military continues to assert more and more control over the country – CNN

– The third place finisher in Egypt’s recent elections is seeking an injunction to block the continuing votes due to voter fraud – Al Jazeera

– Fifteen activists in Bahrain have been convicted in an attempt to ‘topple’ Iran’s government  – Al Jazeera

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