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Haqqani insurgents blamed for Kabul siege

Haqqani insurgents blamed for Kabul siege

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan blamed Haqqani insurgents for the lengthy and deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO facilities in Kabul.

Muslim Brotherhood gears up for campaign season

CAIRO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt announced that candidates for its political party were gearing up for upcoming parliamentary elections.

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U.S.: Syrian sanctions must have 'teeth'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- With regional leaders losing patience with Syria, the U.S. State Department said it was time for a U.N. Security Council resolution that has "teeth."

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Libya: Niger border can't be closed

Libya: Niger border can't be closed

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Closing the border with Niger to keep Moammar Gadhafi and his supporters from fleeing is physically impossible, Niger's foreign minister said Wednesday.

U.S. working to resume Mideast peace talks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. envoys are meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in hopes of avoiding the Palestinians' planned statehood bid at the United Nations, officials said.

U.S. dismisses 'so-called' Abkhazia vote

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Georgia is a sovereign state with internationally recognized borders, the U.S. State Department said after a breakaway republic held elections for a president.

U.S. raps Syria for attack on cartoonist

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The brutal beating of one of Syria's most popular political cartoonists is an example of the deplorable legacy of the regime, the U.S. State Department said.

U.S. wants more from truce in Sudan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said it welcomed a cease-fire in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan but stressed access to the region was needed.

U.S. welcomes Arab pressure on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Washington welcomes a decision by the Arab League to have an emergency meeting on the situation unfolding in Syria, the U.S. State Department said.
North Korean offer welcome but 'insufficient'

North Korean offer welcome but 'insufficient'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- North Korea's offer to suspend nuclear tests and resume the six-party talks is welcome but "insufficient," a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

U.S. urges caution on Iraq, Turkey border

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Turkey needs to make sure it's in close contact with Iraq during its on assault on Kurdish rebels, the U.S. State Department said.

U.S. sees PKK as 'common enemy'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Workers' Party is a "common enemy" in the region and Washington is working with Turkey in the fight, a U.S. State Department official said.

Active U.S. envoy to Damascus is 'vital'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Having an ambassador on the ground in Syria helps Washington get a better understanding of the situation as it unfolds, the U.S. State Department said.

U.S. defends stance on Egypt

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Washington said it was concerned with anti-American sentiment developing in Egypt, saying accusations targeting its envoy to Cairo are off the mark.
Anti-U.S. sentiment a concern in Egypt

Anti-U.S. sentiment a concern in Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department expressed concern about reports that foreigners, including U.S. citizens, are being questioned about why they're in Egypt.

U.S. denies role in slaying of Iranian

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Accusing the West for suspicious activity inside Iran is a common practice for Tehran, a U.S. official said in denying links to a slain graduate student.

U.S. civilian aid to Pakistan unchanged

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. military assistance, not civilian aid, is the only thing on the cutting block for Pakistan, a U.S. State Department official said.

S. Kordofan violence concerns U.S.

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Washington is "very concerned" about reports that Sudanese troops are amassing near the state of South Kordofan, a U.S. State Department official said.
U.S. focused on ending Libyan violence

U.S. focused on ending Libyan violence

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Washington needs assurances that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is ready to step down before his fate is considered, a U.S. State Department spokesman said.

Pakistan, U.S. hold strategic level talks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 6 (UPI) -- The United States is working on a full range of security, law enforcement and stability issues with Pakistan, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
Sign GCC deal, U.S. tells Yemen's Saleh

Sign GCC deal, U.S. tells Yemen's Saleh

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- What Washington wants to hear from the Yemeni president is that he's ready to sign a deal for the transition of power, the U.S. State Department said.

Washington defends envoy to Damascus

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Washington believes the U.S. ambassador to Damascus is doing useful work in the country, a State Department official said amid growing protest.

U.S. stresses Korean relations improvement

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Relations between the two Koreas need to improve before any resumption of talks on the North's denuclearization, a U.S. official said.
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