Iraq insurgency is causing the country to run out of cemetery space

Iraq insurgency is causing the country to run out of cemetery space

NAJAF, Iraq, July 9 (UPI) --The sectarian violence in Iraq has resulted in too many dead bodies for a five-million grave cemetery to hold, causing families to resort to desperate measures.
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Kindergarten student in Utah beats entire school in spelling bee

Kindergarten student in Utah beats entire school in spelling bee

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, June 25 (UPI) --Six-year-old kindergarten student Kazim Ali won Eastlake Elementary's spelling bee by spelling sapphire.
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Brandeis cancels honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, critic of Islam

Brandeis cancels honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, critic of Islam

WALTHAM, Mass., April 9 (UPI) -- Brandeis University dropped plans to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree, saying some of her statements about Islam do not match school's "core values."
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Egyptian army raids suspected Sinai terror camp

CAIRO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Egyptian military said Monday a raid on suspected terrorists on the Sinai peninsula resulted in five deaths and three arrests.

Egyptian military arrests 19 armed members of Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nineteen armed members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in the town of Ismailia, an Egyptian military spokesman said Saturday.

Egypt's military denies report al-Sisi announced candidacy

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Gunman who attempted to enter Saudi broadcaster office arrested

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Iranian man deported to Iraq to sue Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- An Iranian man who was deported to Iraq from Sweden says he plans to sue the Swedish government over time he spent in a jail cell in Baghdad.

Egyptian troops kill 'dangerous' Islamic insurgent in Sinai operation

CAIRO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Islamic militant linked to attacks on Egyptian troops and police has been killed in Sinai, army spokesman Ahmad Ali said.

Blast at military building in Egypt injures six

ISMAILIA, Egypt, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Six soldiers were injured when a car bomb exploded outside of a military intelligence building in Egypt's Sinai region, officials said.

Amnesty International: Syrian refugees harassed in Egypt

CAIRO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Egypt is not living up to its obligation to provide safe haven to refugees fleeing civil war in Syria, Amnesty International said Thursday.
Egypt to open Rafah border crossing for three days

Egypt to open Rafah border crossing for three days

CAIRO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip for three days, Barakat al-Farra, the Palestinian ambassador in Cairo said.

Egyptian army to continue Sinai operations

CAIRO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Egypt intends to expand its military operations against jihadist militants in northern Sinai, an Egyptian official said Sunday.

British bus driver fined for extra rider says it was a blow-up doll

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A British party bus driver said the extra passenger that led to him being fined $688.86 was a blow-up doll, not an actual human.

Boko Haram blamed for dozens of deaths in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Insurgents suspected of being members of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram killed dozens of people in weekend attacks in Nigeria, local officials said.
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Ali Said

Ali Sa'id Sheik Hassan, also referred to as Ali Said (died 17 June 2009), was the chief of police of Mogadishu who was killed during the war in Somalia. He had been the Mogadishu chief of the Somali Police Force for roughly two years, prior to being shot by "Islamist forces" in Mogadishu's Hadan district. The BBC reported that the police chief's death would be "a significant setback for the pro-government forces as he had often been on the front line encouraging his colleagues to defend their positions". The New York Times reported Somali analysts stating that "the loss of the police chief, Col. Ali Said, would be a major blow to the transitional government led by Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed." Ali Said had survived an earlier assassination attempt in 2007.

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