Sep 16, 2005
GAZA CITY [MENL] -- The Palestinian Authority has pledged a 100 percentsalary increase for the 58,000 members of the security forces.
GAZA CITY [MENL] -- In what could spark a major backlash, the securityadviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who was also thenephew of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has been assassinated.
Aug 31, 2005
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has expanded the authority of the Basij militia toinclude police, defense and relief operations.
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israel has assessed that the Palestinian Authority has deployed at least double the amount of weapons allowed under a 1995 accord in what could lead to anarchy in the Gaza Strip in 2006.