Australia leads search of Indian Ocean for missing plane

Australia leads search of Indian Ocean for missing plane

PERTH, Australia, March 20 (UPI) -- An Australian-led search using planes and ships Thursday combed an area of the Indian Ocean for traces of a missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Crews narrow corridors for search of missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Crews narrow corridors for search of missing Malaysia Airlines plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 18 (UPI) -- Search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have narrowed two search corridors to the north and to the south, Malaysian officials said Tuesday.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Pilot spoke to ground control after systems shutdown

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Pilot spoke to ground control after systems shutdown

March 16 (UPI) -- Someone, possibly one of the missing plane's pilots, spoke to air traffic control after the flight's signaling system had been deliberately disabled.
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U.N. urges end to election-related violence in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The current election-related violence in Bangladesh could seriously threaten the stability of the country, a U.N. official warned.

Bangladesh Parliament gets first woman speaker

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 1 (UPI) -- Parliament in Muslim-majority Bangladesh got its first woman speaker with the election of Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, 47, a lawyer who was unopposed.

Bangladesh gets its first woman Speaker

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 1 (UPI) -- Bangladesh's government has elected the first female Speaker for Parliament, a move that could trigger a religious backlash.

Four sisters are victims of acid attack

LUCKNOW, India, April 3 (UPI) -- Four sisters were injured in northern India when they were sprayed with acid by two men on motorcycles, police said Wednesday.

Bangladeshi President Rahman, 84, dies

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 20 (UPI) -- Bangladeshi President Mohammed Zillur Rahman died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital where he had been hospitalized for a respiratory infection. He was 84.

Civilians reported killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Four Afghan civilians, a woman and three children, were found dead following fighting between coalition forces and insurgents in Herat province, officials said.

4 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 9 (UPI) -- Four French soldiers were killed and five others wounded in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, the French government said.

Al-Qaida operatives on trial in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Algeria has launched its largest effort to date against al-Qaida with the trials of more than 100 suspected members of the organization.

Egypt paper blasts U.S. forces in Iraq

CAIRO, June 1 (UPI) -- A semi-official Egyptian daily Wednesday blasted the U.S. forces in Iraq for arresting the head of the Iraqi Islamic Party.

Arab paper says U.S. humiliating Iraqis

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- A London-based Arab daily said Tuesday the brief U.S. detention of Mohsen Abdul Hamid humiliated him and was a "politically costly American mistake."

Jordan paper blasts U.S. arrest of Iraqi

AMMAN, Jordan, May 31 (UPI) -- Jordan's independent al-Ghad daily Tuesday criticized U.S. forces for the "stupid" arrest of a prominent Iraqi Islamic leader.

U.S. soldiers ransacked Islamist's home

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 31 (UPI) -- A Saudi newspaper said Tuesday U.S. troops ransacked the home of a moderate Iraqi Islamic leader and stole items before arresting him.

Saudi Arabia claims al Qaida official dead

ABU DHABI, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia has said it killed a senior member of the al Qaida terrorist network, the Middle East Newsline reported Saturday.

Al-Zirkawi: A real person or a myth?

BAGHDAD, March 6 (UPI) -- A member of the Iraq Ruling Council is questioning the existence of a man thought to be responsible for a Tuesday bombing that killed 180 people in Iraq.

Iraq seeking best ties with neighbors

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The president of the Iraq Governing Council Thursday denied Iraq has any designs on territory claimed by its neighbors.

Iran to help Afghan broadcasters

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 23 (UPI) -- Iran is offering assistance to cash-strapped and war-racked Afghanistan to help re-build its national broadcasting system, radio Afghanistan reports. "(Our) two