May 30, 2005
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel has been examining a plan to convert West Bankcivilian communities slated for evacuation into temporary military bases.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- President George Bush has decided to expand theauthority of his security envoy to the Palestinian Authority.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Syria has reported the arrest of more than 1,200 peoplewho sought to cross the border into Iraq.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- Iraq has launched its largest counter-insurgency offensivein what has been deemed a test of the nation's military and security forces.