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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.
Nuclear negotiations: Ball in North Korea's court, U.S. says

Nuclear negotiations: Ball in North Korea's court, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- North Korea needs to show it is serious about commitments to honor its international obligations in nuclear security, a U.S. government official said.

Violence resumes in DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A new round of violence broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo days after a tentative peace deal was struck, the U.S. State Department said.

DRC rebels fire on U.N. peacekeepers

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Friday an unarmed helicopter used by the mission was hit by rebel forces.

U.S. State Department silent on Ugandan terror threat

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department is not going into the specifics about the possibility of a major terrorist attack the African country of Uganda.

Rebels kill top Syrian intelligence officer

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Syrian rebel forces killed a high-ranking regime military intelligence chief in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the opposition and Syrian state media said.

U.S. wants to see Egypt succeed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Washington is committed to a relationship with its interim counterparts in Egypt that will help the country develop democratically, a spokeswoman said.

Psaki: U.S. 'recalibrating' assistance to Egypt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday the United States is "recalibrating" its military aid to Egypt following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

China defends missile plan with Turkey

BEIJING, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Chinese government on Tuesday brushed off concerns relayed by NATO and the U.S. government over a missile defense agreement with Turkey.
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