Sep 21, 2000
CAIRO [MENL] -- Algeria plans to sign a defense cooperation agreement withSouth Africa that could pave the way for an upgrade of the aging Sovietweapons in the arsenal of the North African country.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Despite threats against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Iraqhas kept its troops at bay and has limited itself to a war of words.
CAIRO [MENL] -- Egypt has widened its crackdown on the banned MuslimBrotherhood as movement supporters launch their race for parliament.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Lebanese Christian leaders are demanding the withdrawal ofSyrian troops from their country as well as an end to what they term theexploitation by Syrian nationals.