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Egyptian Group Halts Israel Embassy Sit-in

CAIRO, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Egyptian activists Saturday said they were ending a sit-in at the Israeli Embassy begun a week ago to protest the killing of five security officers. The April 6 Youth Movement said it would suspend protests at the embassy in Giza near Cairo and at the Israeli consulate in Alexandria, al-Masry […]

Border Clash Kills 40 Pakistani Troops

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) — An artillery barrage by Afghan Muslim militants killed at least 40 Pakistani soldiers guarding the border Saturday, regional officials said. The attacks on seven border military posts in the northern Chitral district began before sunrise and sparked a firefight between Pakistani troops and guerrillas associated with the Taliban extremist […]

Suicide Bombing In Algeria Kills 25

CHERCHELL, Algeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A second suicide bombing within a few weeks in Algeria killed 25 and injured more than 35 at a military school in Cherchell, officials said. Ennahar Algerian TV reported Saturday that the suicide mission involved two terrorists Friday. The attack was similar to an attack on the Bordj Menail […]

At Least 10 Dead In Iraq Bus Accident

KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A road accident in Iraq Saturday resulted in the death of the majority of 21 passengers on a bus, officials said. The accident happened just north of Kirkuk, Aswat al-Iraq reported. “A saloon car has collided with a 21-passenger bus on the main road, connecting Kirkuk with Dibbis township, […]

Indonesia Ferry Sinks, Killing 12

JAKARTA, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Twelve people were killed Saturday and scores were missing when a ferry sank off eastern Indonesia, officials said. The Windu Karsa ferry sank just after midnight after leaving the town of Bajo in South Sulawesi, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported. A spokesman for the Search and Rescue Office […]

After Attack, Nigeria Pledges Justice

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Officials in Nigeria said they would make every effort to arrest those responsible for a suicide bomb that killed at least 20 people in Abuja Friday. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said the government would “spare no effort to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday. […]

Two Afghan Suicide Bombers Kill Seven

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Two suicide bombings in southwestern Afghanistan Saturday killed seven people and injured at least 40 others, security officials said. The attacks happened in Kandahar and a small city in adjacent Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, regional officials said. The first attack was in the Lashkar Gah, where a man […]

Rebels Fight On Amid Chaos In Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Fighting in Libya has left Tripoli in disarray with hospitals overwhelmed and shortages of food, water and medicine, the United Nations said. Fighting has waned in the capital but continued in pockets around the country with rebels, from a base in a nearby village, determined to maintain control of […]

Big Turnout For Singapore Elections

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27 (UPI) — More than 83 percent of eligible voters in Singapore had cast their ballots for president Saturday with 3 hours left to vote. An estimated 1.9 million voters had flocked to 781 polling stations across the country to vote for one of four presidential candidates, including incumbent President S. R. Nathan, […]

Sadr Calls For Protests Of Maliki

BAGHDAD, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr sent a letter to supporters calling on them to demonstrate against the government “in millions” when Ramadan ends next week. The letter, read by an imam during prayer services Friday at a mosque in Kufa, calls for demonstrations and protests against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki […]

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