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Protest law puts Egyptians' rights at risk, Pillay says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday an Egyptian law regulating protests undermines basic rights and security for its people.

Internal security act imposed in Bangkok as Thai protests widen

BANGKOK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Bangkok and nearby areas were put under Thailand's Internal Security Act Tuesday as anti-government protesters showed no sign of ending their agitation.
Carney' Afghanistan-U.S. security agreement must be done this year

Carney' Afghanistan-U.S. security agreement must be done this year

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Friday a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan must be done this year.

Ukraine risks financial meltdown after break with EU

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Ukraine is risking a financial crisis of monumental scale by ditching the EU as it faces a cash crunch before imminent debt repayments, analysts said Friday.

Kerry to travel to Switzerland for Iran nuke talks

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland "to help narrow the differences" in negotiations in Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said.
Secretary of State Kerry heading to Geneva for continued Iranian nuclear talks

Secretary of State Kerry heading to Geneva for continued Iranian nuclear talks

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is en route to Geneva, Switzerland to join Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman for continued Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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Enrichment part of the deal, Iran says

Enrichment part of the deal, Iran says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said uranium enrichment must be included in any nuclear deal under consideration in Geneva, Switzerland.

U.S. denies new advisory was caused by reported detention of American

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department official has denied an advisory warning against travel to North Korea was issued because of the detention of an American in Pyongyang.

Iran sticks to nuclear enrichment 'red line'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Thursday there were "serious differences" between Tehran and Western nuclear negotiators in Geneva.
Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday they had resolved final disputes over the agreement on long-term American presence in Afghanistan.
U.S. raises concerns about Turkish missile defense

U.S. raises concerns about Turkish missile defense

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the Turkish government is well aware of the concerns over its options for a compatible missile defense system.
Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday tried to assure lawmakers and business executives Iran won't snooker the United States and its allies during nuclear negotiations.
U.S. hopes for positive outcome of security deal with Afghanistan

U.S. hopes for positive outcome of security deal with Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The United States hopes for a positive outcome from the Loya Jirga meeting in Afghanistan on the proposed bilateral security agreement, an official said.

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.
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