Commentary: A perfect storm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A perfect storm is a calamitous situation arising from the powerful combined effect of a unique set of circumstances -- such as a failed trillion dollar war in Iraq, a failing trillion dollar war in Afghanistan and sequestration.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

King Abdullah of Jordan has audience with Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Pope Francis met Thursday with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan in an audience at the Vatican.

Commentary: Israel: Crises 360 degrees

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Surrounded by crises in all its Arab neighbors, Israeli leaders are not about to facilitate the birth of a Palestinian state.

Jordan's king prepares for critical poll

AMMAN, Jordan, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- King Abdullah II is setting the scene for a political revolution in his desert nation with landmark parliamentary elections scheduled for 2013.
Jordanians says Queen Rania is corrupt

Jordanians says Queen Rania is corrupt

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Jordanian tribal leaders have accused Queen Rania of corruption, stealing land from the people and money from the Treasury to "promote her public image."

Jordan's queen encourages Mideast talks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jordan's Queen Rania urged Israel and the Palestinians to keep talking as the moratorium on new Israeli housing in the disputed region expired.
Mia Farrow touring Gaza

Mia Farrow touring Gaza

JERUSALEM, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Mia Farrow is visiting Gaza and the West Bank to raise awareness of the plight of children in conflict zones, the United Nations said.

Commentary: Mideast: Obama vs. Osama

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- A fresh solution for the Palestinians by the Palestinians is now making the rounds of national-security advisers from Washington to Warsaw. "One-staters" are edging aside advocates of the two-state solution. Highlights of the suggested solution.
Carla Bruni may join Sarkozy in Quebec

Carla Bruni may join Sarkozy in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- French first lady and former supermodel Carla Bruni will likely join husband President Nicolas Sarkozy on a Quebec visit, government sources said.

Analysis: Jordan defends Islam with charm

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," reads part of an inscription on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, once the gateway to the New World.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor
Kate Moss No.1 best dressed female

Kate Moss No.1 best dressed female

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Vanity Fair magazine in New York has named Kate Moss the Best Dressed female celebrity on their 67th annual International best dressed list. Moss graces the current cover of the magazine in a white fur hat, long white gloves, and over-the-knee leather boo

Jordan's queen says terror know no agenda

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Queen Rania said she wasn't surprised a woman was arrested for allegedly being part of the plan that killed dozens last week in three Jordanian hotels.

$1.25 billion pledged at Clinton meeting

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The three-day Clinton Global Initiative closed in New York City with commitments worth $1.25 billion and promises of more than 100,000 hours of service.

Jordan marks 59 years of independence

AMMAN, Jordan, May 25 (UPI) -- Jordan Wednesday marked the 59th anniversary of its independence with a lavish reception but kept an eye on such challenges as political reform.
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