May 12, 2004
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israel defense contractors have turned to the UnitedStates as their most promising market in homeland security.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia was expected to increase security spendingover the next year as part of the kingdom's efforts to battle Al Qaida.
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- Despite reconciliation efforts and operationalcooperation, the two largest Palestinian insurgency groups continue tobattle for control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The U.S. military has tried to win support from Shi'iteleaders to rebuild the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps.