Jul 19, 2005
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel's police and security authorities have been placedon the highest state of alert amid an effort by tens of thousands ofwithdrawal opponents to enter the Gaza Strip.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- For the first time in decades, the militaries of Lebanonand Syria have been moving toward the brink of confrontation.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- For the first time, Iraq and the United States haveestablished a joint operations center to facilitate counter-insurgencymissions.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Oman has approved a contract with a major U.S. firm todevelop the sultanate's oil field.