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Mali rebels agree to ceasefire after negotiations with African Union leader

Mali rebels agree to ceasefire after negotiations with African Union leader

BAMAKO , Mali, May 23 (UPI) --Armed Islamist rebels in northern Mali agreed to a ceasefire Friday after speaking with the African Union chairman, a diplomatic source confirmed.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014
By United Press International

U.S. officials accuse Iran of aiding al-Qaida in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are alleging that Iranian intelligence is actively aiding al-Qaida fighters in war-torn Syria, even though the jihadists are battling to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran's key Arab ally.

Mauritania seeks to end slavery with creation of special court

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Mauritania, the last country in the world to abolish slavery, will prosecute those in the slavery trade, a judicial committee announced.

Elections set in Mauritania, Mali

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Voters are set to go to the polls in two African nations trying to re-establish political legitimacy years after military coups led to turmoil in the area.

Qatar succession and the gulf's aging monarchies

DOHA, Qatar, June 26 (UPI) -- The handover of power by the emir of Qatar to his 33-year-old son is a rare occurrence among the Persian Gulf's aging ruler-for-life monarchs, but it could show them the way to go as they grapple with the turmoil of the Arab Spring that toppled four seemingly unassailable Arab leaders.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Morsi blamed for protester deaths

Morsi blamed for protester deaths

CAIRO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi should be held criminally responsible for the alleged torture and death of a protester Monday, activists said.

5 years, 300 lashes for Egyptian attorney

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A Saudi court sentenced Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed al-Gizawy to five years in prison and 300 lashes Tuesday for smuggling drugs into the country.
Morsi to visit Saudi Arabia

Morsi to visit Saudi Arabia

CAIRO, July 8 (UPI) -- Newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will visit Saudi Arabia this week in his first official visit to a foreign country as president, officials said.

Muslim pilgrims in Mecca wind down Hajj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia stoned pillars representing Satan Sunday as the annual Feast of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, began.

Coup leader ahead in presidential election

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, July 19 (UPI) -- Coup leader Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz was ahead in Mauritania's presidential election Sunday with 61 percent of the votes counted, officials said.

King of Saudi Arabia visiting Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, June 27 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman Wednesday to discuss relations between the two Mideast nations.

Algeria terror leader reportedly killed

ALGIERS, Algeria, May 28 (UPI) -- A top leader of Algeria's Salafi rebel group was killed in clashes between rival wings of the fundamentalist organization, it was reported.

Algeria slams big power nuclear monopoly

ALGIERS, Algeria, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Algerian President Abdel Aziz Boutefliqa Thursday denounced alleged efforts by major powers to stop developing countries from using nuclear energy.
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