The latest reports have detailed the growing strength of Hurricane Irene, as the tropical storm is currently on a path that would intersect with South and North Carolina.
The national debt has grown by $4.24 trillion since President Barack Obama took office, only 945 days ago, The Los Angeles Times reported.
TOKYO, Aug. 23 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, visiting areas of Japan rebuilding from a monstrous earthquake and tsunami, hailed the courage of the Japanese people. Biden, while touring Sendai, spoke Tuesday of how much Americans admire the “stamina and resolve” of the survivors of the March 11 disaster and subsequent crisis at […]
BANGKOK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Thailand faces a rise in human trafficking, a United Nations expert said, urging the country to fight the corruption blamed for the problem. Joy Ezeilo, speaking in Bangkok at the end of a 12-day trip, said she found that “internal trafficking in children is rampant” and that migrant, stateless and […]
NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a recent meeting between Myanmar’s new president and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was a hopeful sign. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-democracy leader in her country, met with President Thein Sein Friday for discussions on finding common ground on […]
JERUSALEM, Aug. 23 (UPI) — An American congresswoman visiting Jerusalem said Egypt would lose $2 billion in U.S. aid if it backed out of its 1979 peace treaty with Israel. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, also said the United States would suspend about $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority if it goes ahead with […]
YEREVAN, Armenia, Aug. 23 (UPI) — European officials say they’re working with Armenia to amend a draft law governing religious groups to better protect the human rights of minorities. Rights advocates, the Office of Security and Cooperation in Europe, the U.S. State Department, the Council of Europe and others have consistently criticized the proposed Armenian […]
BANGKOK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Thai opposition parties are crying foul over a visit to Japan by fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra whose sister recently won a national election. Thaksin is on a routine and personal visit to Japan, his aides said. The multi-millionaire spends most of his time in self-exile in Dubai. Thaksin, […]
HOMS, Syria, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Syrian security forces shot three people dead in the restive western city of Homs during a visit by a U.N. humanitarian team probing atrocities, witnesses said. The victims were killed when security forces opened fire on crowds who had poured out to meet the fact-finding team in the flashpoint […]
TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (UPI) — The trial of the alleged assassin of an Iranian physics professor will shed light on Israel’s anti-Iranian terrorist involvement, Tehran’s prosecutor claimed. Defendant Ali Jamli Fashi, charged in the death of Tehran University Professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, was allegedly trained by the Israeli national intelligence agency Mossad and given $120,000 […]