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Faculty Strikes At Michigan University

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Professors at a Michigan university went on strike as administrators prepared a court case against their union and students wondered about their classes. The 600-plus members of the faculty union at Central Michigan University began a strike Sunday evening, just 12 hours before classes were to begin, the […]

Man Arrested In Molotov Cocktail Attack

ALGONQUIN, Ill., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Police in Algonquin, Ill., said they arrested a man who walked in a grocery story and threw a Molotov cocktail into a crowd of shoppers, injuring one man. Police said Fabian J. Torres entered Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market Sunday and allegedly threw the homemade incendiary device into […]

Clegg Trumpets Soft Power In Arab Spring

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The best way to diffuse a sense of injustice for those people involved in the Arab Spring is through improving material circumstances, London said. 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. That revolution […]

NATO Fuel Convoys Attacked In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nineteen NATO oil tanker trucks carrying fuel supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan were attacked and burned Monday in Pakistan, officials said. No casualties were reported after unidentified gunmen attacked the tanker convoy on the Sibi-Quetta highway near Mastung, setting fire to 19 vehicles, GEO Pakistan reported Local fire […]

Turkish Teen Admits ‘revenge’ Stabbings

ISMIR, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A Turkish teen who admitted to stabbing two British women to death said he did so because one of them refused to let him marry her daughter, authorities said. Recep Cetin, 17, told police he acted out of revenge, The Sun of Britain reported Monday. The youth said one […]

Syrian Forces Kill 350 During Ramadan

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (UPI) — More than 350 people in Syria were killed by security forces since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a U.N. official said Monday. Members of the international community last week called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in response to his country’s brutal crackdown […]

Pakistan Extends Influence In Gulf States

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has reported to have recruited 3,000 Pakistanis to serve in its security forces to quell protesters from the Shiite majority the government says are backed by Iran. Pakistan has also rushed to the defense of Saudi Arabia in the current political upheaval […]

Politics Causing Delays In Iraq

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Decisions by the Iraqi prime minister to assume responsibility of key ministries in his administration are causing political delays, a U.S. official said. Iraq has experienced an increase in violence as the Dec. 31 deadline for a U.S. military withdrawal draws closer. Baghdad, however, hasn’t filled the Interior and Defense […]

Beirut Reportedly Shirking STL Obligations

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Beirut hasn’t paid its share to fund a special tribunal probing the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a tribunal registrar said. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati pledged to help finance the workings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon but hasn’t come through on that promise, al-Arabiya reports. […]

Apartment Residents Rescue Man In Fire

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Firefighters say two residents of a burning Chicago apartment building dragged a critically burned man to safety after breaking down the door to his unit. Rescuer Nick Salazar said he smelled smoke when he was awakened early Monday in the North Side apartment building by a banging on his door […]

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