May 06, 2004
LONDON [MENL] -- BAe Systems, denying it operates a slush fund for Saudiofficials, has been concerned that a British Defence Ministry investigationcould jeopardize projects with U.S. defense contractors.
May 05, 2004
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- Iraq's new navy has received its first patrol boats.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Al Qaida was believed to have intensified the smugglingof weapons and explosives from Iraq to operatives in Saudi Arabia.
LONDON [MENL] -- Britain's parliament has prepared for another round ofquestions regarding a Defence Ministry investigation that BAe Systemssecretly paid more than $100 million to prominent Saudis in an effort topromote weapons sales to the kingdom.