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

CAIRO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Reports Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would be a presidential candidate are false, an army spokesman said.

Gunman who attempted to enter Saudi broadcaster office arrested

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian police said they arrested an armed man who allegedly attempted to enter a broadcaster's office to target a radio program hostess.

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.

Cisse congratulates 'future president of Mali'

BAMAKO, Mali, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Mali's former finance minister congratulated rival former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on a presidential election victory.

At least 22 dead in flooding in Kabul province, Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Flash floods triggered by heavy rain killed at least 22 people and injured five others in Afghanistan, police said.

As many as 5 militants killed in Sinai blasts

CAIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Two explosions in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed as many as five suspected militants, officials said.

Malians prepare for weekend voting

BAMAKO, Mali, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Rival candidates headed for a second round of presidential voting in Mali said their supporters should work to rebuild a country torn in half by war.

Malians head to polls for presidential election

BAMAKO, Mali, July 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Mali said the country is ready to get beyond its interim government, as Malians headed to the polls Sunday for presidential elections.

U.S. to observe Malian elections

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Embassy in Mali said it has more than 50 observers in and around the capital city to observe the first round of presidential elections Sunday.

Malians prepare for Sunday election

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 24 (UPI) -- Those displaced by conflict in Mali said they feel national elections will help ensure peace and stability in the country, a U.N. representative said.
Preacher: Morsi supporters will 'die as martyrs' to see him reinstated

Preacher: Morsi supporters will 'die as martyrs' to see him reinstated

CAIRO, July 12 (UPI) -- Supporters of Mohamed Morsi are willing to "die as martyrs" to see the deposed Egyptian president returned to office, an Islamist preacher said Friday.
Mansour appoints prime minister to choose Egyptian cabinet

Mansour appoints prime minister to choose Egyptian cabinet

CAIRO, July 9 (UPI) -- Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour Tuesday appointed Hazem Beblawi prime minister and directed him to form a new government, state media reported.

French reporter threatened over film on Tibet

PARIS, June 13 (UPI) -- A French reporter says he has been threatened by Chinese diplomats because of an undercover report he filmed in Tibet.

Colombian police seize 1.4 tons of cocaine

CALI, Colombia, May 30 (UPI) -- Colombian police in the southwestern city of Cali said they seized 1.4 tons of high-quality cocaine that was being shipped to the United States.

French offer early support for Mali

BRUSSELS, May 14 (UPI) -- The French government said Tuesday it was making long-term commitments to Malian development ahead of a European donors' conference in Brussels.
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