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Nepalese begin voting for second Constituent Assembly

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Nepalese voted Tuesday to elect a second Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution for the Himalayan state, which has faced years of political turmoil.
Radical rebel group mistakenly beheads fellow anti-government rebel

Radical rebel group mistakenly beheads fellow anti-government rebel

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Radical Syrian rebels erroneously beheaded an anti-government fighter after assuming he supported President Bashar Assad's regime, the radical group said.
Obama urges Congress to hold off passing more sanctions against Iran

Obama urges Congress to hold off passing more sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama asked U.S. lawmakers to give diplomacy on Iran's nuclear program a chance, saying Thursday sanctions could be cranked up if diplomacy failed.
Kremlin: Haste wasted Iranian nuclear talks

Kremlin: Haste wasted Iranian nuclear talks

CAIRO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday last minute changes to a nuclear deal with Iran thwarted an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.

Cairo seeking diverse partner with Russia

CAIRO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Thursday a visit to Cairo by his Russian counterparts was a historic moment in bilateral strategic affairs.

Egypt still on hook for political rights, Ban says

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- After a state of emergency expired in Egypt, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Egyptian leaders need to show response for political and human rights.
White House: New Iran sanctions could lead U.S. to 'war'

White House: New Iran sanctions could lead U.S. to 'war'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The White House warned Congress imposing new economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program could lead the United States on a "march to war."
London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he was "deeply dismayed" by delays in the Maldivian presidential election.

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential run-off

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Maldivians' third attempt to elect a president is on hold after no candidate won a majority Saturday and the Supreme Court postponed Sunday's run-off.

United States loses UNESCO vote because of dues cutoff

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The United States was stripped Friday of its vote in UNESCO, the United Nations agency that promotes scientific and cultural exchange, officials said.
Report: Sharif calls Cabinet to discuss Mehsud killing

Report: Sharif calls Cabinet to discuss Mehsud killing

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pakistan is unlikely to take any drastic step as it reviews its U.S. ties over the killing of the Pakistan Taliban's leader, a source told the Express Tribune.

U.S. troubled by Mozambique violence

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Political violence in Mozambique between the military and armed opposition leaders is "deeply" troubling, the U.S. government said Thursday.
Frost over U.S.-Egyptian diplomatic ties temporary

Frost over U.S.-Egyptian diplomatic ties temporary

CAIRO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Cutting military assistance to Egypt is a temporary measure because of shared security interests in the region, the U.S. State Department said.

Assad calls for end to Western support for 'terrorists'

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said no political settlement can be reached in his country's two-year civil war until Western nations end support for the rebels.

U.S. calls for M23 disarmament

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Members of the rebel March 23 Movement fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo are called on to disarm immediately, the U.S. government said.
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