May 25, 2004
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has urged its Arab allies to sendmilitary forces to Iraq.
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- The Palestinian Authority has pledged to submit a planfor the stabilization of the Gaza Strip in wake of any Israeli withdrawal.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The fear of being killed or injured in insurgencyattacks has resulted in an absenteeism rate of 75 percent among Iraqilaborers hired by the United States.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The U.S. military has asserted that an Iranian-backedShi'ite force was expelled from major Iraqi cities.