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Pakistani law minister killed in suicide bomber attack

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- At least 10 people, including a provincial law minister, were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber struck a gathering in northwest Pakistan, police said.
U.N. condemns mosque attack in which Afghan provincial governor killed

U.N. condemns mosque attack in which Afghan provincial governor killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemned Tuesday's attack on a mosque in which the Logar provisional governor, Arsala Jamal, was killed.

Eid violence in Iraq appalls United Nations

BAGHDAD, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The people of Iraq need to stand united during the Muslim Eid holiday in order to prevent civil society from falling apart, the U.N. special envoy to Iraq said.

Bahrain pardons prisoners for Eid

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The government in Bahrain announced it pardoned more than 200 prisoners convicted on various charges in honor of a religious holiday.

At least 11 killed in bombing outside of mosque in Kirkuk, Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb detonated near a mosque in northern Iraq Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 22 others, police said.
Family: Morsi won't negotiate, compromise with interim government

Family: Morsi won't negotiate, compromise with interim government

CAIRO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi "will not retreat from his calls for a return to democracy" or compromise with the interim government, his family says.

Egypt beefs up security along Suez Canal

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Egypt stepped up security along the Suez Canal after threats were received that jihadists were planning attacks along the waterway, officials said.
Israel will release prisoners as scheduled

Israel will release prisoners as scheduled

JERUSALEM, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Israel rejected Palestinian and American requests to release a second batch of Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel ahead of schedule, officials said.
The Syrian civil war

The Syrian civil war

As 2012 comes to a close, cracks were appearing in the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad with his vice president saying neither side in the civil war can win outright amid the specter of possible chemical warfare and reports the beleaguered leader is positioning himself and his family to flee Damascus for a last stand in his ancestral home of Qardaha.
CAROLINE L. DEBEVEC, United Press International

Kremlin warms to peacekeepers in Syria

MOSCOW, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Kremlin is ready to back a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Syria provided it's supported by the government in Damascus, a minister said.

Bahraini protest ban concerns U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was concerned about restrictions mandated by authorities in Bahrain on public protests.

Blame rests on Assad regime, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Syrian government bears direct responsibility for the destabilizing situation along the Turkish border, a U.S. State Department official said.

Protest ban temporary, Bahrain says

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A decision to ban public demonstrations in Bahrain was a temporary move to "gain some perspective," the country's interior minister said.

Terrorists arrested, Sinai attack thwarted

CAIRO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Egyptian security officials arrested five armed terrorists who planned to attack tourist sites in the Sinai during the just-ended Eid al-Adha holiday.

Turkey: 'No point' in talking with Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- There is "no point" in having a dialogue with the Syrian government so long as it continues to "massacre its own people," the Turkish foreign minister said.
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