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Canadian Stuck In No-fly List Snafu

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Canadian man with a Middle Eastern name says he has no problem flying into the United States, but is challenged every time he flies within Canada. Ahmad Ali, a Lebanese-born Canadian citizen, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. he’s baffled as to why he is delayed when he checks […]

Report: Turkey Plans Alliance With Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Turkey plans to sign a military and economic alliance with Egypt Monday during the first visit to Cairo by a Turkish prime minister in 15 years, officials said. The development comes after Turkey said it was suspending military and commercial ties with Israel, but is not intended as “revenge” […]

Iraqis Might Not Want U.S. Forces To Stay

BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 (UPI) — It will be difficult to convince the Iraqi people that U.S. forces need to stay in the country beyond the Dec. 31 deadline, an Iraqi lawmaker said. A senior U.S. military official speaking to The New York Times on condition of anonymity said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is backing […]

Daughters Threaten Mom For Being Mean

PORT RICHEY, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Florida authorities have arrested a teenage girl after she and a younger sister said they attacked their mother for being mean to them, police said. Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Port Richey, Fla., by a woman who said she needed help with her […]

DRC Election Violence Troubles U.N.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The United Nations called for calm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after presidential supporters attacked the opposition’s headquarters. Armed supporters of DRC President Joseph Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy stormed the Kinshasa headquarters of the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress […]

Terrorist Attacks Prompt Cancellation Of Turkish Parliament

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The annual reception that marks the start of Turkey’s parliamentary year has been canceled due to security concerns, Parliament’s speaker announced Wednesday. Cemil Cicek said he is canceling the Oct. 1 event because of the recent spike in terrorist attacks, Today’s Zaman reported. “Ceremonies for the start of the […]

Palestinian Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Seventy Palestinians imprisoned in an Israeli jail have launched a hunger strike to press their demands for prison transfers, a Fatah spokesman said. Ashraf Zakarna said the prisoners want to be moved to facilities near their West Bank hometowns to make it easier for their relatives to visit, […]

Waterlogged Areas Could See More Rain

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Cities in the mid-Atlantic region and the Appalachians could experience heavy rains and flooding as remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slogged north Wednesday. Forecasters said the system was expected to dump more rain on the Northeast, still recovering from Hurricane Irene last week, CNN reported. Flood and flash flood watches […]

Official: Israel Faces Cyber Threat

JERUSALEM, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The man in charge of Israel’s electricity said Wednesday his country needs to prepare for a possible cyberattack. Maj. Gen. Yiftach Ron-Tal of Israel Electric Corp. told the Jerusalem Post the Israel’s enemies may have already succeeded in installing viruses in computer systems that control military and civilian infrastructure. “Israel […]

Settlers Suspected Of Vandalism

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Israeli settlers are being blamed for vandalizing 12 military vehicles inside a workshop at a base in the Binyamin area of the West Bank, officials said. Military officials characterized the incident as “unprecedented,” Haaretz reported Wednesday. It was the first time extremists carried out an act of vandalism […]

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