Oct 21, 2005
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- Israel has quietly released most of the 400 Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives detained earlier this month.
CAIRO [MENL] -- The United Nations has reported renewed heavy fighting inSudan's Darfour province.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States appears to have ruled out additionalsanctions against Syria.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has become the world's fifth largest natural gas consumer.