Articles by Greg Myre



Lebanon Tactics in Question

  • 29 January 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush will inform Congress on Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with the United States when it fired U.S.-supplied cluster munitions into southern Lebanon during its fight with Hezbollah last summer, the State Department said Saturday.

Israeli Jail May Hold Early Christian Site

  • 08 November 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
When Israeli authorities wanted to expand the Megiddo Prison, they tapped their captive labor pool and put dozens of inmates to work digging inside the compound here that is ringed with coiled razor wire and guard towers.

Religious Leaders Unite to Block Gay Pride Rally

  • 01 April 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In a rare show of cooperation, leaders meet to condemn a planned international gay pride festival in Jerusalem.

Arafat Faces Dissent Over Sacking of Security Chief

  • 08 July 02
  • The Associated Press
A large group of Palestinian security officers on Saturday rejected Yasser Arafat's choice for a new West Bank security chief in the latest challenge to the authority of the Palestinian president.

Likud Deals Blow to Sharon's Plans

  • 14 May 02
  • The Associated Press
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat toured the West Bank for the first time in six months Monday, testing the recent lifting of Israel's travel ban.

Israel Partially Pulls Out Ahead of Powell's Visit

  • 12 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Israel pulled out of two dozen small towns and villages in the West Bank on Thursday, but took over other Palestinian areas, sending mixed signals ahead of a truce mission by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

13 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Camp Explosion

  • 10 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Palestinians barricaded in a West Bank refugee camp detonated powerful bombs near advancing Israeli troops Tuesday, killing 13 soldiers in the deadliest battle of Israel's West Bank offensive.

Missiles Destroy Arafat's Office

  • 11 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Israeli helicopters destroyed Yasser Arafat's seaside office in Gaza City early Sunday, hours after an Islamic militant blew himself up and killed 11 people in a crowded cafe across the street from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's residence in Jerusalem.

Israeli Reprisals Increase Death Toll

  • 05 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Israel stepped up reprisals for Palestinian shooting and bombing attacks, and Palestinians said 14 people were killed Monday by Israeli fire, including five minors and a woman whose car was hit by tank shells and a doctor whose ambulance came under fire during rescue efforts.

Holidays Come to Holy Land

  • 17 December 01
  • The Associated Press
Here's how you know the holiday season in the Holy Land is in full swing: Santa Claus has just finished his television broadcast with an Arabic rendition of ""Jingle Bells"" in the studios of Nativity TV, a Christian station broadcasting from a hilltop villa in Bethlehem.

Arafat Tells Militants to Cease Attacks

  • 17 December 01
  • The Associated Press
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Sunday called for an end to Palestinian suicide bombings against Israel, and said all ""terrorist activities"" by Palestinian militants must cease.

Alliance Agrees on Talks, Awaits Fall of Kunduz

  • 21 November 01
  • The Associated Press
The alliance that controls Afghanistan's capital and much of its countryside -- but has few followers among the country's dominant Pashtun ethnic group -- formally agreed Tuesday to attend power-sharing talks in Europe in coming days.

Facing Strife, Musharraf Seeks to Bolster Support

  • 01 November 01
  • The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Faced with Islamic religious movements protesting in the streets, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is reaching out to secular political parties and may invite them into his military-led government, analysts and reports said. The moves appear aimed at broadening Musharraf's base as the general faces growing outcries against his backing of the U.S. air campaign against Afghanistan. Musharraf is conferring this week with leading political parties that have been largely sidelined since the general came to power two years ago in a coup. Musharraf's aides say the current talks are limited to consultations on the Afghanistan crisis. The Pakistani president has sided with the United States and abandoned his country's previous support for the ruling Taliban, a move that has angered Pakistan's religious parties. ""Nothing has been happening behind the curtain,"" said government spokesman Rashid Quereshi, who insisted Wednesday that no changes in the makeup of the government were planned.

Foreign Investment Slips Back by 30%

Rights Group: Refugee Path Fired On

Russian forces often fire on a busy highway used by refugees fleeing Chechnya, and troops have demanded bribes to allow civilians out of the war zone, a human rights group said. Despite mounting criticism in the West, Russia has not scaled back its military operation in Chechnya, carrying out 60 air raids Thursday in spite of foggy weather. However, bad weather and poor visibility forced the Russians to ground their war planes Friday, the military said. Human Rights Watch, a New York-based group, issued a report Thursday detailing the dangers faced by the more than 200,000 Chechen civilians who have left since the Russian campaign began in August. The Russian forces regularly fire on Chechnya's east-west highway, the main escape route for the vast majority of the civilians who are now living in neighboring Ingushetia, the report said.

Officials Demand Proof Of Laundering Charges

Prosecutor Reviews Swiss Graft Files

War Leaves Little Hope for START II

Russian, Slovak Safely Back From Mir

Luzhkov Says Yeltsin Can't Fulfill His Duties

Kuril Islanders Seek Novel Way to Survive

Yeltsin Leaves Hospital for Rus Country Residence

Kremlin Scolds Duma on START Delay

General, 5 Soldiers Killed in Caucasus

3-Hour Spacewalk Considered a Success

Robot Fails To Provide Mir Photos

Authoritarians Thrive in Central Asia

Mir Crew Jettisons Culprit Cargo Ship

U.S., Russia Find No Cold-War POWs

Oil: Chechnya's Bread and Butter?