May 04, 2005
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The Al Qaida network of Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi continues toemploy Syria as a haven for its insurgency campaign in neighboring Iraq.
CAIRO [MENL] -- Algeria has created a new defense post meant to ease theload on the nation's president, who also serves as defense minister.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has increased efforts to export defense platforms to African states.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Syria appears to be gearing up for the modernization ofits military.