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Ahmadinejad Warns Israel, United States

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Iran will respond ” decisively” if the United States or Israel attempt to attack the Islamic Republic, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Russia Today. “They wish to do it, they want to do it, but they know about our power. They know we are going to give them a decisive response. […]

Egypt To Operate Against Al-Qaida Cells

EL-ARISH, Egypt, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Egyptian security forces are deploying in the Sinai Peninsula to nab al-Qaida cells and end attacks on the gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan, officials said. “Al-Qaida is present in Sinai mainly in the area of Sakaska close to Rafah,” an unnamed general from Egypt’s military intelligence told CNN. […]

Israeli Social Justice Protests Continue

HAIFA, Israel, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Tens of thousands of Israelis demanding social justice have staged protests across the country for the fourth consecutive week. An estimated 70,000 people attended demonstrations Saturday night after a decision was made to hold protests outside of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The protests are part of the social justice […]

Libya Disputes Rebel Reports Of Advances

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 14 (UPI) — The Libyan government Sunday denied rebels had won control of a major city and were just miles from Tripoli. Government spokesman Musa Ibrahim told reporters that rebels’ statements saying they have taken the city of al-Zawiya, 33 miles west of the capital, were exaggerated. “This is what you call […]

Iran To Secure Its Nuclear Scientists

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Iranian Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi said Iran will boost security around its nuclear scientists in response to the slayings of four of them. The Islamic Republic is planning a series of measures to protect its nuclear scientists and Vahidi’s announcement is the first indicator, Yedioth Aharonoth Sunday reported. The Hebrew […]

Abbas Opts For Statehood Not Talks

JERUSALEM, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to avoid negotiating with Israel and seek statehood is “regrettable,” the Israeli prime minister’s bureau said. The statement released by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office Saturday night was in response to reports that Abbas will seek recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations […]

Afghan Suicide Bombers Kill 19

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 14 (UPI) — A coordinated attack by six suicide bombers killed 19 people and injured 20 others Sunday at a regional governor’s compound in Afghanistan, police said. Officials said security was first breached at the governor’s residence in Charikar by a suicide car bomber. In the ensuing mayhem, five other men wearing […]

Politics, Money, Unions And The Wisconsin Recall Elections

Democrats and public unions may not be dancing in the streets after picking up two of six Republican Senate seats in last week’s recall election, but they may be smirking a little — or not. The recall elections for nine state senators — six Republicans and three Democrats in what some observers said was more […]

School Reform: Teachers, Public At Odds On What To Do To Improve Schools

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) — With states scrambling to get out of No Child Left Behind benchmarks, anemic tax collections decimating education budgets and test scores indicating U.S. students are losing ground to students in other countries, how are Americans reacting to these developments and are they pushing for effective reforms or out to punish […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Cracking The Housing Bust Conspiracy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Conspiracy theorists ran into a brick wall earlier this month in efforts to connect the collapse of the mortgage industry to politicians — a controversial quest because most agree the housing bust was one of the first indicators, and one of the first causes, of the lagging U.S. economy. Judicial […]

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