Obama: U.S. won't 'retreat from the world'

Obama: U.S. won't 'retreat from the world'

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama paid tribute to Ambassador Christopher Stevens Tuesday then called on world leaders at the United Nations to reject the politics of division.

No release for 'Blind Sheik'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Reports the Obama administration is considering the release from prison of "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman are wrong, officials said.

U.S. report: Iran advancing nuke program

JERUSALEM, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Iran has made significant progress toward a nuclear weapons capability, a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate report says.
EU tightens arms embargo against Syria

EU tightens arms embargo against Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 23 (UPI) -- The European Union bolstered its arms embargo against Syria Monday, as well as tightened sanctions against supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

U.S. authorizes $10M to help Mali refugees

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday authorized as much as $10 million in emergency aid to help those fleeing the conflict in northern Mali.

U.S. special forces in Yemen

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A group of about 20 U.S. special forces are on the ground in Yemen, helping the government fight insurgents in the south of the country, officials say.
N. Korea's rocket launch condemned

N. Korea's rocket launch condemned

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 12 (UPI) -- North Korea's failed long-range rocket launch Friday was condemned by the Group of Eight nations' foreign ministers.

Israel seeks Pollard's freedom

JERUSALEM, April 10 (UPI) -- The Committee for Jonathan Pollard downplayed a statement released by the U.S. administration in response to a request to free the convicted Israeli spy.

U.S. worried by Sudanese clashes

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Washington expressed grave concern about ongoing clashes along the border between South Sudan and Sudan.

Obama authorizes $26M for Sudan refugees

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday authorized $26 million to assist refugees from the conflict in Sudan.

Rabbi, 3 children shot in front of school

TOULOUSE, France, March 19 (UPI) -- The gun used in a shooting at a Jewish school in France in which four people died was the same gun used in the shooting deaths of three soldiers, police said.

Obama apologizes for burning of Korans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday for the accidental burning of Korans by NATO troops that has led to violent protests.
Report: Iran's foes step up covert acts

Report: Iran's foes step up covert acts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Adversaries appear to be conducting a covert campaign of killings, bombings and cyber-breaches against Iran's nuclear program, specialists on Iran say.

U.S. hands prisoner over to Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Obama administration says it's turned over the last remaining prisoner being held by American forces in Iraq to the Iraqi government.

West looks to post-ETA future

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Though there is a long road ahead, the cease-fire by Basque separatists in Spain is a boost for long-term peace in the region, a U.S. security official said.
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