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Jubaland's successful electoral process

ARLINGTON, Va., June 7 (UPI) -- The establishment of the new semi-autonomous Somali Jubaland state is a step in the right direction for a stable Somalia but the region isn't in the clear yet.
WHITNEY GRESPIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Somalia's Jubaland

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24 (UPI) -- Vote for a leader of Somalia's state of Jubaland is an important step in political development of the region.
WHITNEY GRESPIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Sheik wants Iraq to hand over soldiers

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Sunni sheik called on the prime minister of Iraq to hand over soldiers involved in the killing of protesters in Fallujah or face "losses among their ranks."

Building a secure Somalia

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Somalia has had perhaps the most turbulent statehood in modern history but perhaps that is turning into an era of peaceful leadership.
WHITNEY GRESPIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Egypt readies for referendum on draft of new constitution

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Amid protests, arrests and accusations of prison detention and beatings, Egypt will finish voting on the draft of its new constitution.

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Body of Abu Dhabi sheik found in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco, March 30 (UPI) -- The body of the manager of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a member of the emirate's ruling family, was found Tuesday in Morocco.

Abu Dhabi executive missing after crash

SKHIRAT, Morocco, March 27 (UPI) -- Authorities are searching for an Abu Dhabi Investment Fund managing director after a glider crash in Morocco, a United Arab Emirates agency says.

Maliki 'opens the door' for Sons of Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 20 (UPI) -- Iraq's premier marked the birthday of Prophet Mohammed in a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad by pledging to merge the Sons of Iraq into national security forces.

Hopes grow for peace talks in Somalia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hopes are growing that a new government in Mogadishu may be able to reach a peace deal with the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia.

Somalia: Islamists and gov't to hold talks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Islamic opposition in Somalia are in Cairo, possibly for talks with the country's current Ethiopian-backed government, according to one report.
Travolta to receive aviation honor

Travolta to receive aviation honor

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Travolta is to be one of the honorees at the upcoming "Living Legends of Aviation" award ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Abu Dhabi to invest $7.5B in Citigroup

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Citigroup, trying to bolster investor confidence, said it will receive a $7.5 billion infusion of capital from the investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government.

Somali Islamist leader surfaces in Eritrea

ASMARA, Eritrea, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The head of Somalia's Islamist movement reappeared after eight months in hiding this week to attend a meeting of opposition forces in Eritrea.

Palestinian election campaigning begins

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Palestinian parties Tuesday launched into campaigning in Ramallah and Gaza City, although there are doubts the Jan. 25 election will proceed.

Iraqi attacks kill 10, 4 police officers

BAGHDAD, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A series of bomb blasts and shootings in Iraq killed 10 people Sunday, including four police officers and a Shiite cleric.

Commercialism engulfs Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- As with Christmas and Hanukkah, the Muslims' Ramadan also seems to have come under the influence of commercial trappings, reports The New York Times.

British arrest top militia members

BAGHDAD, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The British army says it has arrested two prominent members of a militia affiliated with outspoken Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Violence continues despite security plan

BAGHDAD, May 31 (UPI) -- Violence continued in Iraq Tuesday, on the third day of an all-out security operation aimed at curbing terrorism in Baghdad, security sources said.

Hamas reaffirms legitimacy of resistance

GAZA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hamas Wednesday proposed a pact of honor to serve as a basis for dialogue among Palestinian groups.

Prosecutor says arson was an act of terror

MONTREAL, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian prosecutors call the firebombing of a Montreal Jewish grade-school library "an act of terrorism" on Canadian soil.

Hamas executes Israel collaborator

GAZA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Palestinian militant group Hamas said Saturday it executed a Palestinian accused of collaborating with Israel.

Israeli strike kills top Hamas leader

GAZA, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A senior commander of Hamas, who was an expert in bomb making, was killed along with his bodyguard Thursday by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, CNN reports.

Fighting intensifies in Najaf

BAGHDAD, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite rebels led by Moqtada Sadr continued overnight till morning Monday, with reports saying cluster bombs were being used.
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