Feb 16, 2012
NICOSIA [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad, strapped by a shortage ofmanpower, was said to have organized Alawite militias to quell the Sunnirevolt in Syria.
MOSCOW [MENL] -- Algeria has ordered main battle tanks from Russia.
Feb 17, 2012
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Congress, citing threats by China and Iran, has becomeconcerned over plans to ease controls over U.S. arms exports.
Feb 21, 2012
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The United States has been approaching the completion of amain battle tank project with Iraq.