May 13, 2004
ANKARA [MENL] -- Turkey's powerful military has lost its budget autonomyunder a constitutional amendment ratified as part of Ankara's campaignto join the European Union.
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel has been asked to wait four months for a deliveryof U.S.-origin military vehicles.
May 11, 2004
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has reducedthe authority of the religious police and curbed corruption among the rulingprinces, a report said.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- President George Bush plans to announce U.S. sanctionsagainst Syria over the next 24 hours.