Feb 25, 2003
ANKARA [MENL] -- Turkey, under heavy pressure from the Bush administration,has paved the way for the immediate deployment of up to 40,000 U.S. troops.
Feb 17, 2003
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- The United Arab Emirates has withdrawn from an expectedcontract for the purchase of naval vessels from France.
Feb 14, 2003
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has announced the start of naval maneuvers to securethe Persian Gulf.
Feb 13, 2003
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Gulf Arab states are quietly exploring the prospect ofsigning a regional security cooperation accord with Iran.