Saturday, January 15, 2000

PA police attempt to seize control of a monastery in Jericho that is the subject of a dispute btwn. 2 branches of the Russian Orthodox church, but 2 nuns refuse to leave. Police leave the building surrounded, refusing to evict the nuns by force. The PA claims it is acting at the request of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow. (WT 1/18; WP 1/28)

Jordanian PM Rawabida reshuffles the cabinet, bringing 7 technocrats into the new government. (JT 1/16 in WNC 1/19; MM 1/17, 1/27; MEI 1/28)