Jan 03, 2005
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The Bush administration has been cautious overembracing the leadership that has succeeded the late Palestinian AuthorityChairman Yasser Arafat.
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel's government was considering major changes in themilitary to facilitate a withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northernWest Bank in 2005.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- Iraq plans to merge its major security forces.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- The United Arab Emirates has appointed a deputycommander to the armed forces.