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Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

AQABA, Jordan, March 7 (UPI) -- The international community must back Middle East peace efforts based on a two-state solution, Jordan's King Abdullah said Friday.

Jordan sees independent Palestine as global interest

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is in the "international interest," Jordan's King Abdullah II said in Washington.

Jordan's king in U.S. to review Middle East peace options

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II said he was carrying the message to Washington that a two-state solution was the only viable option for Middle East peace.

India needs nuclear power, for now -- minister

NEW DELHI, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- India needs to rely on nuclear power until it can further develop renewable energy, said a government official.

Thailand gears up for general elections

BANGKOK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Supporters of Thailand's upcoming general elections arrived in Bangkok Saturday to counter anti-government protesters' efforts to disrupt polls Sunday.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak released on corruption charges

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak released on corruption charges

CAIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Cairo Criminal Court Monday ordered the prison release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, pending an investigation into corruption charges.

Kashmir under third day of curfew due to violence

SRINAGAR, India, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Jammu and Kashmir state minister in India Sunday accused political parties of trying to exploit violent pro-Pakistan demonstrations in the region.

Eight Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR, India, June 24 (UPI) -- Heavily armed militants killed at least eight Indian soldiers in Kashmir a day prior to the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, authorities said.

Netanyahu says Palestinians' preconditions meant to avoid peace talks

JERUSALEM, June 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday Palestinians have set insurmountable preconditions to peace talks.
King Abdullah: May be too late for peace

King Abdullah: May be too late for peace

AMMAN, Jordan, March 19 (UPI) -- King Abdullah of Jordan expressed fear in a magazine interview time is running out on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Lawmaker: Iraq close to partition

BAGHDAD, March 4 (UPI) -- Political conflicts in Iraq are pushing the country close to partition, says a member of the Iraqi parliament.
Jordan's king calls to revive peace talks

Jordan's king calls to revive peace talks

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- King Abdullah of Jordan called for revival of the Israeli-Palestinian talks and urged world leaders to restart discussions on a two-state solution.
Abdullah: Help need to end conflict

Abdullah: Help need to end conflict

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah Friday called on the international community to help end the Palestinian-Israeli at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Afghan government, Taliban in talks

PARIS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Leaders of Afghanistan's competing factions, including the Taliban, are having informal talks outside Paris in an effort to end the Afghan war, officials said.

Malaysian prime minister to step down

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 28 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he is planning to resign and hand over power to the country's deputy prime minister.

Abdullah: Mideast running out of time

PETRA, Jordan, May 18 (UPI) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan said time is running out to end the crisis in the Middle East, The Times of London reported Friday.

Abdullah: Golden opportunity for Palestine

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- King Abdullah of Jordan said a new Palestinian unity government must recognize Israel.

Jordan urges successful Gaza pullout

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah said Israel's imminent withdrawal from Gaza could be a start for a total pullout from Palestinian territories.

Jordan's king: Muslim unity needed

AMMAN, Jordan, July 4 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah denounced Monday what he called the unjust campaign of slandering Islam and urged Muslims to unite in confronting extremism.

Abdullah pledges moderate Islamic rule

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Malaysia Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi promised Thursday to implement a moderate Islamic administration, undercutting fundamentalist opposition.

Saudi CP vows to crush terrorists

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 1 (UPI) -- Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah vowed at a dinner in Vienna to crack down on terrorists, whom he described as "a handful of stray people."

Malaysian PM pledges fight against terror

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Malaysia's new prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, pledged Monday to form a clean government and vowed to continue the war on terror.

Saudi tells Bush world's people resent him

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 14 (UPI) -- When President Bush acknowledged the Saudi people resented him, Crown Prince Abdullah told him so did all the world's peoples. In an interview Tuesday with the

An Afghan leader hopes for stable nation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah said Thursday that he hoped the military campaign in Afghanistan will end soon. Addressing a gathering in Washington,

Interview of the week: Abdullah Abdullah

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah said Monday there was still "a risk that remaining members of the Taliban could destabilize the situation in Afghanist
MARTIN AROSTEGUI, United Press International
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