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Iran Says It Killed PJAK Commander

TEHRAN, Sept. 7 (UPI) — One of the top leaders of the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan was killed by Iranian shelling during the weekend, Iran’s state-run media claim. Human Rights Watch during the weekend said the Iranian and Turkish military response to the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan, or PJAK, and the […]

130 Soccer Fans Injured By Egyptian Police

CAIRO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — At least 130 people were injured and one person was reported dead after Egyptian security forces and soccer fans clashed in Cairo, police said Wednesday. The Egyptian news service Bikya Masr said the beatings occurred late Tuesday outside Cairo stadium following an Egypt Cup game between the al-Ahly and Kima […]

Execution Date Set For Troy Davis

ATLANTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Georgia prisoner who has been on death row for 19 years will be executed later this month unless he is granted clemency, a judge has determined. Chatham County Superior Court Judge Penny Freesemann signed a death warrant for Troy Anthony Davis, 41, setting his execution between Sept. 21 and […]

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, […]

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