Apr 27, 2005
CAIRO [MENL] -- Egypt has awarded oil exploration rights to an Indian-U.S.consortium.
MOSCOW [MENL] -- Russia has demonstrated the SA-18 short-rangesurface-to-air missile for Israel in an attempt to prove that the weaponcould not be dismantled from a vehicle-mounted system.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The Bush administration has approved an Israeli requestfor 100 laser-guided bombs meant to destroy underground bunkers, a weaponthat could be used in any air strike to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has reported a more than 270 percentincrease in attacks deemed terrorist in 2004.