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Ministry: 3 Kenyan soldiers die of injuries sustained in mall siege

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the siege at a shopping mall in Nairobi, in which 61 civilians, six soldiers and five attackers were killed, has ended.

Election delay in Guinea welcomed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A decision by the government in Guinea and political parties to delay legislative elections to Saturday is a welcomed move, the U.S. State Department said.
Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is supports calls for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to avert a U.S. airstrike.
Kerry condemns chemical attack in Syria, says it offends humanity

Kerry condemns chemical attack in Syria, says it offends humanity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The reported use of chemical weapons by troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad was "undeniable," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

Ashton: Stop Syrian 'spiral of violence'

BRUSSELS, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Resolving "the spiral of violence" in Syria requires an urgent and united response from the international community, the EU foreign policy chief said Friday.
U.S. officials in flurry of talks on Syria

U.S. officials in flurry of talks on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. officials held a flurry of talks internally and with allies about possible military action against Syria amid charges of deadly chemical weapons attacks.

U.S. trying to get the facts on alleged chemical attack in Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The United States is focused on "nailing down the facts" about the alleged deadly chemical attack in Syria, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday.

U.S. ties strategic interests to Egypt

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government believes Egypt can return to a democratic path, noting some assistance is vital to U.S. security interests, a spokeswoman said.
Mideast peace talks 'long and serious,' Israel says

Mideast peace talks 'long and serious,' Israel says

JERUSALEM, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The first direct Mideast peace talks in five years were "long and serious," Jerusalem said before U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's follow-up visit Thursday.
Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks

JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Twenty-six Palestinian prisoners, freed after Israel's highest court rejected a petition to block their release, reached Palestinian territory early Wednesday.

Almost all threat-closed U.S. embassies to reopen Sunday

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Almost all of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates closed this week because of a potential terrorism threat will reopen Sunday, the State Department says.

U.N.'s Ban raises Syrian worries with Russia

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Russian foreign minister he was concerned about the "disconcerting" violence in Syria.

U.S. to support peace talks in Jerusalem, West Bank

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. envoys will support Round 2 of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Jerusalem next week, followed by talks in the West Bank, the State Department said.

Mideast peace talks resume in Jerusalem next week

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The next round of Israeli and Palestinian peace talks will be held in Jerusalem next week, followed by negotiations in the West Bank, the State Department said.
Iran can take the heat, Rouhani says

Iran can take the heat, Rouhani says

TEHRAN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Iran's ability to withstand international pressures will remain steadfast in the new political era in Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.
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