Aug 24, 2005
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The United States has determined that fewer than fiveIraqi military battalions were capable of fighting Sunni insurgents alone.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Oman plans to invite foreign companies to bid forthe exploration of energy blocks in the sultanate.
ANKARA [MENL] -- The government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan appearsconcerned that Israel could restrict defense technology to Turkey.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran plans to focus on the development of air defense systems andintermediate-range missiles.