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Clinton, Gilani discuss soldiers' deaths

December 06, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Pakistani leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani America respects Pakistan's sovereignty,... More >>>

Obama calls Zardari over soldiers' deaths

December 06, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama expressed personal condolences to Pakistan's president Sunday on the NATO airstrike deaths of 24... More >>>

Japan to set up disaster insurance program

December 06, 2011

TOKYO (UPI) -- Japan is planning to set up a large-scale insurance plan to cover South Pacific states hit by disasters, officials say.
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2 die in Yemen clashes

December 06, 2011

TAIZ, Yemen (UPI) -- Yemen remains a cauldron of political unrest with violent clashes leaving at least two people dead in Taiz, officials said... More >>>

Australian teen released from Indonesia

December 06, 2011

DENPASAR, Indonesia (UPI) -- Indonesia Sunday released an Australian teenager held for two months for marijuana possession on the island of... More >>>

Protester killing cases to go to court

December 06, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Several cases and reports have been filed in the Cairo courts on the killing of at least 70 people in November.
Cairo's general... More >>>

Experts say blast hurts Iran missile plans

December 06, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A recent explosion at a missile testing site in Iran is a setback for its most advanced long-range missile program, U.S. and... More >>>

Reports: U.S. may be vacating airbase

December 06, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- The United States appeared to be vacating the Shamsi airbase as ordered by Pakistan's government after NATO's fatally... More >>>

Sudan army reports progress against rebels

December 06, 2011

KHARTOUM, Sudan (UPI) -- The Sudanese army says it has taken over the Buhairat al-Abyad area from rebel forces.
"The Sudanese armed forces on... More >>>

Canadian allegedly took bones from grave

December 06, 2011

QUEBEC CITY (UPI) -- A 21-year-old Canadian man is facing charges he dug up a grave in a Quebec City cemetery and took several bones from the... More >>>

Afghan conference missing key delegates

December 06, 2011

BONN, Germany (UPI) -- Representatives from Pakistan and the Taliban were absent Monday at a conference in Bonn, Germany, on the future of... More >>>

United Russia loses parliamentary clout

December 06, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Election results show the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party won 238 of the 450 seats in the lower house of Parliament -- 77 fewer... More >>>

Biden: U.S. with Greece in solidarity

December 06, 2011

ATHENS, Greece (UPI) -- The United States is ready to help Greece as it meets "very difficult requirements" to emerge from its financial crisis,... More >>>

Iran warns Hamas against leaving Syria

December 06, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- Iran has threatened to cut off funds and arms to Hamas if its officials vacate their Damascus headquarters and leave... More >>>

India welcomes Australian uranium decision

December 06, 2011

SYDNEY (UPI) -- Australia's ruling Labor party voted to support Prime Minister Julia Gillard's decision to lift a ban on uranium sales to India, a... More >>>

Ambassador: Iran sanctioned embassy siege

December 05, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- Britain's ambassador to Iran says this week's siege of the embassy in Tehran clearly had the backing of the Iranian government,... More >>>

Islamists win big in Egyptian elections

December 05, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Islamist parties won 60 percent of parliamentary posts in Egypt's first of three rounds of national elections, the Arabic... More >>>

Maliki says bomb was attempt to kill him

December 05, 2011

BAGHDAD (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he was the target of a bombing in Baghdad's secure Green Zone this week.
The BBC... More >>>

Arab League awaits Syria response

December 05, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- The Arab League waited for a response from Syria Sunday on a deadline to permit observers to monitor the country's... More >>>

France pulls some diplomats out of Iran

December 05, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- Some French diplomatic staff are leaving Iran following the attack by protesters on the British Embassy in Tehran, a French... More >>>

Bomb blast occurs near British Embassy

December 05, 2011

MANAMA, Bahrain (UPI) -- A minibus parked outside the British embassy in Manama exploded Sunday morning, a statement issued by the Bahrain... More >>>

Aussies rally for same-sex marriage

December 05, 2011

SYDNEY (UPI) -- Large numbers of Australians turned out to voice their support for the Labor Party's decision Saturday to back same-sex... More >>>

Italy gets more time to clean up Naples

December 05, 2011

NAPLES, Italy (UPI) -- Italy has been given a two-month extension on a European Union deadline to clean up trash in Naples or face possible... More >>>

Latin American, Caribbean bloc formed

December 05, 2011

CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) -- The leaders of 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations Saturday formed a new organization to promote the region's... More >>>

Croatia elections could bring new leaders

December 05, 2011

ZAGREB, Croatia (UPI) -- Social Democrats in Croatia should win enough votes Sunday to form a majority in the country's parliament, leaders of the... More >>>

Three NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

December 05, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- A roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan exploded Saturday, killing three International Security Assistance Force... More >>>

'Honor' crimes on rise in Britain

December 05, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- Attacks on women in the name of family honor are increasing rapidly in Britain, police statistics show.
The Iranian and... More >>>

S. Korea opposition party probes hack

December 05, 2011

SEOUL (UPI) -- South Korea's main opposition party launched an investigation into whether the ruling party was involved in the hacking of an... More >>>

Bahrain hires top British cop for reform

December 05, 2011

MANAMA, Bahrain (UPI) -- The kingdom of Bahrain has replaced a former Miami police chief with a senior British officer as chief to reform law... More >>>

Sarkozy calls for more passport control

December 05, 2011

BRUSSELS (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the European Union should put an end to passport-free travel.
In a speech Thursday in... More >>>

Pakistan denies clearing airstrike

December 05, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Pakistani officials denied a report Friday they cleared a NATO airstrike that killed 24 soldiers at a border post.
The... More >>>

Report says Israel restricts expression

December 05, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- Israel restricts freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate, a report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel... More >>>

Muslim Brotherhood claims leadership role

December 02, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood-backed party was poised to win about 40 percent of the seats in Egypt's parliamentary elections, initial... More >>>

Egyptian election results delayed

December 02, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Announcement of first-round parliamentary election results in Egypt have been postponed until Friday, State TV reported Thursday.
... More >>>

Somalia, N. Korea most corrupt

December 02, 2011

BERLIN (UPI) -- Somalia and North Korea are the most corrupt governments, while New Zealand and Finland are the least corrupt, Transparency... More >>>

Violence kills 17 in northern Iraq

December 02, 2011

BAGHDAD, Iraq (UPI) -- An explosives-filled car that detonated in a market and attacks on three families in a village north of Baghdad Thursday... More >>>

EU to sanction 180 Iranians, entities

December 02, 2011

BRUSSELS (UPI) -- The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on 180 Iranian officials and institutions Thursday, diplomats meeting in Brussels... More >>>

Israel to release frozen Palestinian money

December 02, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- Israel has agreed to transfer $100 million in tax and customs payments, after a monthlong freeze that threatened to collapse... More >>>

Clinton meets Myanmar president

December 02, 2011

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday told President Thein Sein her government is encouraged by the reforms... More >>>

Karzai: Rape victim to decide own fate

December 02, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- An Afghan woman imprisoned for adultery after a relative raped her can go home or remain in detention for her safety,... More >>>

Half of Russians not following elections

December 02, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Less than half of Russian voters say they're following campaigns ahead of the Sunday's parliamentary elections, a poll... More >>>

Report: Neo-Nazis in Germany heavily armed

December 02, 2011

BERLIN (UPI) -- Germany's neo-Nazis appear to be more heavily armed than previously believed, the Interior Ministry says.
A ministry report,... More >>>

Lawmaker: Reparations 'draining' Iraq

December 02, 2011

BAGHDAD (UPI) -- An Iraqi lawmaker said Kuwait is "draining" Iraq's budget because of reparations payments stemming from Iraq's 1990 invasion.
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Two rescued after 33 days adrift

December 02, 2011

Two rescued after 33 days adrift
AMBO, Kiribati (UPI) -- Two men from Kiribati in the Pacific islands survived 33 days after going missing at sea... More >>>

Cameron plays down pension strike

December 02, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- A one-day strike by British government workers over proposed pension changes ended with a war of words between the government and... More >>>



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