Feb 16, 2012
NICOSIA [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad, strapped by a shortage ofmanpower, was said to have organized Alawite militias to quell the Sunnirevolt in Syria.
Feb 23, 2012
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel has overseen the development of a system thatcould protect submarines from a torpedo attack.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- A U.S.-origin jet trainer sold to the Middle East hasdemonstrated its capability to employ laser-guided rockets.
Feb 28, 2012
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Qatar has become the second Arab League state to callfor the arming of the Syrian opposition.