Tuesday, August 13, 2002

  • Israel Approves Forced Expulsions of Families of 'Suspected Terrorists'

    An Israeli military court yesterday approved the expulsion of three Palestinian relatives of people accused by Israel of being terrorists. Israeli radio said they will be moved from the West Bank to Gaza.

  • Jordan Shuts Down Al Jazeera

    U.S.-Jordan military exercises began yesterday in the southern desert part of the country amid heightened tensions over a potential massive U.S. attack on Iraq. An undisclosed number of U.S. Marines landed offshore from two vessels docked at a Red Sea port.

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