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Lebanon protecting politicians targeted by death threats

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Measures are being taken to protect Lebanese political figures who are facing death threats, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said.

Kurdish oil secure after blasts

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Gulf Keystone, an oil company operating in northern Iraq, said weekend attacks in Erbil had no major impact on oil operations.

Egyptian army to continue Sinai operations

CAIRO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Egypt intends to expand its military operations against jihadist militants in northern Sinai, an Egyptian official said Sunday.

Izzat al-Douri aide arrested

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi security authorities announced they've arrested a top associate of former Baathist Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
Ahmadinejad to build university in Iran

Ahmadinejad to build university in Iran

TEHRAN, July 28 (UPI) -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to establish a technical university in Tehran, Iranian officials said.

Syrian opposition chooses Ahmad Jarba its new leader

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 7 (UPI) -- The Syrian opposition group Syrian National Coalition has elected a new leader amid reports the Syrian army was advancing on rebel strongholds in Homs.

Parents tell Hezbollah stop sending sons

BAALBECK, Lebanon, July 7 (UPI) -- Lebanese parents have asked Hezbollah leaders to stop sending their sons to fight for the regime in Syria, a source told Asharq al-Awsat.
Egypt yet to choose interim prime minister

Egypt yet to choose interim prime minister

CAIRO, July 7 (UPI) -- The nomination of Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei to be Egypt's next prime minister has been put on hold, an official said.

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Group sets up street militias in Egypt

CAIRO, March 13 (UPI) -- The Egyptian Sunni militant group al-Gama'a al-Islamiya intends to form militias to restore order to the streets, a member of the group says.

Syria: Mystery shrouds slaying of Iranian

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Mystery swirls around the assassination of a top Iranian general in Syria but details suggest he was a key figure in Tehran's campaign to save Bashar Assad.

Al-Watan Party open to Copts, women

CAIRO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The new Salafist al-Watan Party in Egypt will encourage women to be involved politically, the party's deputy leader, Yousry Hammad, said Friday.
Russia to keep out of 'Friends of Syria'

Russia to keep out of 'Friends of Syria'

MOSCOW, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Russia says it will not attend a meeting of the Friends of Syria coalition in Tunisia.

Yemen ready to accept Gitmo detainees

SANAA, Yemen, May 24 (UPI) -- Yemen will work with detainees deported from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to rehabilitate them, a Yemeni official says.

Al-Qaida leader in Algeria killed

ALGIERS, Algeria, July 14 (UPI) -- A top leader of the al-Qaida terrorist network has been killed in an operation by the Algerian military east of the capital, Algiers.
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