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Reward Offered For Gadhafi, Dead Or Alive

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Rebels worked to secure funds to govern Libya Thursday and reported they were encountering areas of resistance from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Opposition leaders promised a $1.4 million reward and amnesty for anyone who captures or kills Gadhafi, whose whereabouts remained unknown, CNN reported. Mustafa Abdul Jalil, […]

Hurricane Irene Blows Across Bahamas; N.C. Evacuates

MIAMI, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene hit the Bahamas with more high winds and rain Thursday and forced an evacuation order in parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said. A hurricane watch was posted early in the day for North Carolina, from Surf City to the Virginia state line. The Bahamas had already […]

Sri Lankan President Lifts Emergency Laws

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday lifted emergency laws that were imposed in 1983 at the start of the Tamil Tiger rebellion. Rajapaksa, whose military put down the rebellion in May 2009, told Parliament there was no longer a need to extend the laws, the Sri Lankan government […]

Rockets, Missiles Hit Southern Israel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 25 (UPI) — More than 20 rockets and missiles were fired at southern Israel after the death of an Islamic Jihad commander in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, the army said. Grad missiles and Qassam rockets fell in Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ofakim Wednesday night, injuring a 9-month old baby and setting a vehicle […]

Iran Sues Russia Over Defense Systems

MOSCOW, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Iran sued Russia in the International Court of Justice over its refusal to supply S-300 missile systems, an Iranian diplomat said. The two countries signed a contract in 2007 requiring Russia to provide Iran with at least five S-300 systems, Iran’s Press TV reported. Russia has said it is unable […]

Report Advises Against Palestinian Statehood Bid

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 25 (UPI) — A British professor who occasionally gives the Palestinians legal advice warned against their statehood bid next month at the United Nations, Ma’an reported. A seven-page document from Guy-Goodwin Gill, obtained by Ma’an, states that an initiative to transfer Palestinian representation from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to a new […]

Egyptian Envoy Says Cairo Warned Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Egypt warned Israel against conducting a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip, said Yasser Othman, the Egyptian envoy to the Palestinian territories. Othman was referring to Israel’s response to a terror attack that killed eight Israelis a week ago near Eilat. Five Egyptians were killed when Israeli troops […]

EU: OKs Needed To Impose Border Controls

BRUSSELS, Aug. 25 (UPI) — EU members seeking to restrict movement in the passport-free zone will need to gain permission from Brussels, an early draft of a new proposal indicates. The draft of a new European Commission proposal was obtained by the Financial Times. In it, the European Union proposes that any member state seeking […]

N. Korean Offer Welcome But ‘insufficient’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — North Korea’s offer to suspend nuclear tests and resume the six-party talks is welcome but “insufficient,” a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said. Victoria Nuland said the offer, reportedly made Wednesday by North Korean leader Kim Jong II while visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, is a familiar one. “We’ve seen these […]

Ron Paul Adds Constitutional Law Expert To Campaign Committee

The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced on Tuesday that Constitutional and international law expert Bruce Fein would join the campaign as the senior legal adviser.


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