Nov 02, 2004
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Bahrain, rocked by a year of increasingly violentShi'ite protests, plans to curtail the right to assemble and protest.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- In a move designed to reduce opposition to the Syrianmilitary presence, Lebanon's new government plans to reduce compulsorymilitary service.
Oct 26, 2004
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has sought to increase defenseexports to allies in the Middle East that would stress regional cooperationand interoperability.