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Indonesia, Singapore at loggerheads over warship name

JAKARTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Indonesian military leaders cancelled their attendance at Singapore's international airshow amid a growing rift over Jakarta's decision to name a warship after two marines who bombed a civilian Singaporean target in 1965.
Clashes at Cairo University leave at least one student dead

Clashes at Cairo University leave at least one student dead

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Students at Cairo University in Egypt rallying in support of deposed President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi clashed with university security guards on Thursday, resulting in the death of at least one student.
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Iran says it will 'eliminate' Israel if attacked

Iran says it will 'eliminate' Israel if attacked

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the country's missiles are capable of hitting Israel and said Israel will be "eliminated" if Iran is attacked.

Somali who negotiated ship's release on trial in U.S. for piracy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Somali official who helped negotiate the release of a Danish-owned ship and its crew went on trial this week in Washington on piracy charges.
Start of curfew pushed back in Egypt as protests become quieter

Start of curfew pushed back in Egypt as protests become quieter

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The start of curfew has been pushed back two hours except on Fridays, the Egyptian government announced Saturday.

More than 270 militants arrested over 3-day period in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 22 (UPI) -- Police arrested 274 people over three days for alleged involvement in clashes between Tunisia's police and the militant Ansar al-Sharia, officials said.

Canadian terror suspect thought non-Muslims 'out to get us'

TORONTO, May 3 (UPI) -- One of two men charged with plotting a terrorist attack on a Canadian train used to talk about non-Muslims being "out to get us," says an imam who knew him.

Bridge collapse in Egypt kills 4, injures 12

OBOUR CITY, Egypt, April 21 (UPI) -- A pedestrian bridge collapsed in Obour City, Egypt, killing four people and injuring 12 others, a military spokesman said.

Egypt-U.S. war games to go on as scheduled

CAIRO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Egyptian military officials said a joint training exercise with U.S. troops will proceed despite Egypt's ongoing political strife.

Britain earmarks $3.56M for anti-piracy

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Britain says it has earmarked $3.56 million to support UN anti-piracy efforts that seek to build prisons and upgrade the justice system in Somalia.

Plan transfer of jailed pirates to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Somali pirates serving sentences in Kenyan jails will be transferred to Somalia, a Somali diplomat said Tuesday.
HRW calls on Bahrain to free protesters

HRW calls on Bahrain to free protesters

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 28 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on the government in Bahrain to annul sentences handed down to two pro-democracy advocates in need of urgent medical care.
Libyan troops rout rebels at Tunis border

Libyan troops rout rebels at Tunis border

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 28 (UPI) -- Clashes in Libya Thursday left at least 10 civilians dead and 30 wounded, rebels fighting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi said.

Survey: Iraqi death toll 151,000

BAGHDAD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Violence claimed the lives of about 151,000 Iraqis between 2003 and 2006, a new survey by the Iraqi government and the World Health Organization estimates.

Violence in Somalia kills seven

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Seven people were killed in Somalia Wednesday when a land mine exploded in the town of Kismayu and two gun battles erupted in Mogadishu.

Violence escalates in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 3 (UPI) -- Six people died Sunday when a truck bomb exploded outside the home of Somalia's interim prime minister.

British citizen held by coalition in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A British citizen was being held Sunday in Iraq on suspicion of funding and aiding insurgent leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Suits target Somali government exiles

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Private lawsuits say two Somali residents of Northern Virginia committed human rights violations in their homeland, a published report said Friday.

Shake-up time for Malaysian banks

SINGAPORE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Last year, the Malaysian central bank had indicated it would leave the consolidation of the banking sector to market forces. Nothing happened. Now, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi says he wants to "encourage" banks to merge, to prepare for increased compet
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CAHB aims to be regional bank

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Commerce Asset-Holding Bhd wants to expand its footprint beyond Malaysia and Indonesia to become a regional bank, its new chief executive said.

Malaysia rate move paves way for de-peg

SINGAPORE, April 26 (UPI) -- The Malaysian central bank's decision to broadly liberalize lending rates is seen paving the way for an eventual de-peg of the ringgit, although most analysts a
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Tiger pulls out of Dubai

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- The looming probability of war in Iraq has prompted Tiger Woods to pull out of the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic.

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