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Egyptian Youth Calls For Mubarak Execution

CAIRO, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Revolutionary youths in Egypt said they are gathering signatures on a petition supporting the execution of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The group, which calls itself the Youth Shadow Government, said Mubarak should be given the death penalty as punishment for those who lost their lives during the 30 years he […]

Israel Detains Al-Jazeera Bureau Chief

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (UPI) — An Israeli military court extended the remand of an al-Jazeera bureau chief arrested in the West Bank last week for alleged ties to Hamas. Samir Allawi, 46, who heads the network’s bureau in Kabul, Afghanistan, was arrested Aug. 10 as he prepared to leave Israel via the Allenby Bridge border […]

Saleh Vows Return To Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 17 (UPI) — President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to return to Yemen and charged the anti-government movement wanted to return Yemen to its pre-independence days. Saleh, recuperating in Saudi Arabia from burns he sustained in an attack on the presidential palace in June, also said he was committed to conducting elections, but […]

Israel Mulls Goodwill Gestures To Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Senior members of Israel’s defense establishment recommend a series of goodwill gestures to the Palestinian Authority before September, an official said. Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed the plan in a move designed to convince Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to back down from seeking unilateral statehood recognition at the United Nations […]

Panel To Probe Hunger Deaths

JUBA, South Sudan, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A special panel has been formed in the South Sudanese state of Warrap to investigate reports more than 358 people have died of hunger, officials said. Warrap’s governor, Nyandeng Malek, confirmed the deaths have occurred but attributed them to other factors including disease, the Sudan Tribune reported. “In […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro To Save Lives

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Twelve climbers from the United States, Israel, Canada, Ethiopia and South Africa scaled Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money to save 100 African children. Save A Child’s Heart, a non-governmental organization based in Israel, said in a statement that doctors, volunteers and supporters climbed to the summit of Africa’s highest peak […]

Sex Offender: Sudan Better Than Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A Sudanese refugee in Canada who served his sexual assault prison sentences is complaining Canada won’t send him back to his war-torn homeland. Clato Mabior, 33, was transferred to a jail west of Winnipeg, Manitoba, last December after he served prison time for two counts of aggravated sexual assault. […]

Two Tropical Storms Form In Pacific

MIAMI, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Fernanda maintained strength while a tropical depression strengthened to Tropical Storm Greg in the Pacific Ocean, forecasters said. Neither storm prompted coastal watches nor warnings, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. advisories. Fernanda, with sustained winds of about 50 mph, showed little change in strength […]

Hariri Tribunal Issues Arrest Warrants

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 17 (UPI) — The U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said it has evidence implicating Hezbollah. Judge Daniel Fransen of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon based in the Hague Wednesday disclosed details of indictments accusing four Lebanese suspects, some with ties to Hezbollah, the Lebanese daily […]

Rebels Confident Of Tripoli’s Fall

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Representatives of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were in talks with a U.N. envoy as rebels advanced on Tripoli, diplomats said. Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdel-Elah al-Khatib, appointed by the United Nations to try to negotiate an end to the months-long conflict, said he met Tuesday with representatives of both […]

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