Feb 16, 2012
NICOSIA [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad, strapped by a shortage ofmanpower, was said to have organized Alawite militias to quell the Sunnirevolt in Syria.
Feb 19, 2012
LONDON [MENL] -- Al Qaida was expanding operations throughout North Africafrom the insurgency network's base in Mali.
Feb 20, 2012
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- Iraq has reported the capture of a large weapons stockpilenear the border with Syria.
Feb 23, 2012
GAZA CITY [MENL] -- Despite its agreement with Fatah, Hamas remainspessimistic over the likelihood of Palestinian Authority elections in 2012.