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Clegg Trumpets Soft Power In Arab Spring

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The best way to diffuse a sense of injustice for those people involved in the Arab Spring is through improving material circumstances, London said. A protest suicide sparked the Jasmine Revolution in December that ended President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s tenure after more than 23 years in power. That revolution […]

NATO Fuel Convoys Attacked In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nineteen NATO oil tanker trucks carrying fuel supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan were attacked and burned Monday in Pakistan, officials said. No casualties were reported after unidentified gunmen attacked the tanker convoy on the Sibi-Quetta highway near Mastung, setting fire to 19 vehicles, GEO Pakistan reported Local fire […]

Turkish Teen Admits ‘revenge’ Stabbings

ISMIR, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A Turkish teen who admitted to stabbing two British women to death said he did so because one of them refused to let him marry her daughter, authorities said. Recep Cetin, 17, told police he acted out of revenge, The Sun of Britain reported Monday. The youth said one […]

Syrian Forces Kill 350 During Ramadan

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (UPI) — More than 350 people in Syria were killed by security forces since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a U.N. official said Monday. Members of the international community last week called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in response to his country’s brutal crackdown […]

Pakistan Extends Influence In Gulf States

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has reported to have recruited 3,000 Pakistanis to serve in its security forces to quell protesters from the Shiite majority the government says are backed by Iran. Pakistan has also rushed to the defense of Saudi Arabia in the current political upheaval […]

Politics Causing Delays In Iraq

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Decisions by the Iraqi prime minister to assume responsibility of key ministries in his administration are causing political delays, a U.S. official said. Iraq has experienced an increase in violence as the Dec. 31 deadline for a U.S. military withdrawal draws closer. Baghdad, however, hasn’t filled the Interior and Defense […]

Beirut Reportedly Shirking STL Obligations

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Beirut hasn’t paid its share to fund a special tribunal probing the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a tribunal registrar said. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati pledged to help finance the workings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon but hasn’t come through on that promise, al-Arabiya reports. […]

Apartment Residents Rescue Man In Fire

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Firefighters say two residents of a burning Chicago apartment building dragged a critically burned man to safety after breaking down the door to his unit. Rescuer Nick Salazar said he smelled smoke when he was awakened early Monday in the North Side apartment building by a banging on his door […]

Afghanistan Reshuffles Parliament

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nine members of the Afghan Parliament lost their seats after an independent election commission announced its ruling on last year’s marred contest. Fazel Ahamd Manawi, director of the Afghan Independent Elections Committee, said decisions were made to end a political crisis stewing since last year. “Today we have taken […]

Ethnic Clashes Erupt In South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Ethnic clashes in South Sudan that erupted over cattle left 500 people dead and another 200 people kidnapped, local officials claimed. South Sudan became an independent state in July, marking a milestone in steps outlined by a comprehensive peace agreement that ended Sudan’s civil war in 2005. Local […]


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