WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) — Washington has called on the governments of Kosovo and Serbia to work to avoid an escalation of conflict following skirmishes at a border crossing. Serbia called for international intervention Tuesday when Kosovo Albanian police took over a checkpoint in a Serbian-populated region. Serbia doesn’t recognize the unilaterally declared independence of […]
LONDON, July 27 (UPI) — A decision by London to recognize Libya’s Transitional National Council as the sole authority means there is no future for Moammar Gadhafi, an official said. Members of the NATO-led military action in Libya at a contract group meeting in Istanbul said Gadhafi, Libya’s leader has lost his legitimacy to lead […]
TUNIS, Tunisia, July 27 (UPI) — Though critics fear a return of the old system, a former regime official in Tunisia said openness is the path to reform. A protest suicide sparked the Jasmine Revolution in December that ended President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s tenure after more than 23 years in power. The government that […]
LONDON, July 27 (UPI) — It’s a critical time for Yemen, the British foreign secretary said Wednesday, and London supports a GCC deal calling for the country’s president to step down. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh remains hospitalized in Saudi Arabia nearly two months after an attack on his presidential compound in Sanaa. Clinging to […]
CAIRO, July 27 (UPI) — Members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt aren’t trying to set up an Islamic state in the country, a member of the ruling military council said. Muslim Brotherhood members campaigned in last year’s election under the slogan “Islam is the Solution.” Its candidates took 20 percent of the seats in […]
DAMASCUS, Syria, July 27 (UPI) — Though violence continued Wednesday, the Syrian government announced it approved a draft law on general elections as part of rolling reforms. The Syrian government approved a final draft bill that regulates parliamentary and local council elections. The law provides for a high committee consisting of five independent judges to […]
A Republican Congressman says that more than 40 Americans have been recruited by a terrorist group in Somalia that is connected with al-Qaida.
The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down because Congress was unable to pass legislation to extend the entity’s operating authority.
President Barack Obama continues to receive backlash from the private sector, even after making a concerted effort to change the Administration’s anti-business image, according to The Hill.
On Monday, when President Barack Obama spoke to the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, he made several remarks suggesting that he may have considered using the 14th Amendment to the Constitution after all.