10 people get prison terms in al-Azhar University food poisonings

CAIRO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo sentenced two al-Azhar University employees each to five years in prison in a food poisoning case in which nearly 700 students were sickened.

Human Rights Watch says Libyan justice system in 'state of disarray'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- "Tainted" death sentences given to former regime officials illustrate the "state of disarray" in Libya's justice system, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

U.N. welcomes Libya's probe of Gadhafi regime

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Libyan move to set up a commission tasked with examining the human rights record of the Gadhafi regime is a step in the right direction, a U.N. official said.
Libya justice put to the test, U.N. says

Libya justice put to the test, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The judicial system in post-war Libya is being tested by human rights and national security concerns, the U.N. envoy to Libya said.

Gadhafi-era minister sentenced to death

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A court in the Libyan city of Misurata said it sentenced former Libyan Minister of Education Ahmed Ibrahim to death for crimes committed during war in 2011.

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Cabbie makes matches in NYC taxi

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A New York cab driver says he plans to decorate his cab with red and white hearts on Valentine's Day to help promote his second job -- taxi cab matchmaker.

French free-lancer freed

BOSSASSO, Somalia, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A French cameraman kidnapped eight days earlier was released Monday by his Somali captors.

Former conjoined twins enjoy independence

CAIRO, June 2 (UPI) -- Two Egyptian boys born as conjoined twins and separated during a 34-hour operation in 2003 are said to be enjoying life on their own.

Dozens die when bus plunges from bridge

KANO, Nigeria, July 24 (UPI) -- A packed bus fell off a bridge into a river in Nigeria, killing 56 passengers, after the driver may have dozed off, authorities said.

Libya: U.S. falsifying Holy Koran

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 15 (UPI) -- Libya's Deputy Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim accused the United States Tuesday of distributing forged copies of the Koran to tarnish the image of Islam. During a lecture to the Libyan Students' Union in Tripoli, Ibrahim said the U.S. administration under orders f

Surgery goes well for Egyptian twin

DALLAS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Surgeons were optimistic Monday after rebuilding the skull of one of the formerly conjoined Egyptian twin boys separated more than a year ago in Dallas. Dr. Kenneth Salyer, a craniofacial surgeon, said the surgery on Ahmed Ibrahim went as planned and he

Egyptian twins may be released any day

DALLAS, March 23 (UPI) -- The formerly conjoined Egyptian twins are expected to be released from a Dallas hospital any day to stay in a nearby apartment with their parents.

Suicide bomb found inside PC monitor

JERUSALEM, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Israeli security agents found explosives hidden inside a computer monitor to be used in a suicide attack, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

Egyptian twins gaining strength

DALLAS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The formerly conjoined Egyptian twins are in good condition and gaining strength more than a month after separation surgery in Dallas.

Egyptian twin's condition downgraded

DALLAS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Doctors say the condition of one of the formerly conjoined Egyptian twins was downgraded in Dallas following insertion of a shunt to drain spinal fluid.

Six indicted on charges of terrorism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department Friday charged six people, including a former member of the U.S. Army Reserves, with conspiracy to wage war against the United State

Airline remains identified at WTC

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- The bodies of three passengers from one of the hijacked airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center have been identified, the New York City medical examiner's office said Tuesday. "This is the first DNA identification of any of the victims from t

'Most Wanted Terrorists' list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- President Bush on Wednesday announced a new "Most Wanted Terrorists" list, saying the 22 men on it put themselves there through acts of "pure evil."