Jan 23, 2004
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Hamas has established a military force in a drive totake over the West Bank and Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that about70 percent of Al Qaida has been neutralized.
Jan 22, 2004
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel expects a significant boost in missile defensecooperation with the United States in 2004.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The United States plans to procure Soviet-origin platformsand upgrade them for the new Iraqi Army.