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Hezbollah issues message to Egypt's Morsi

Hezbollah issues message to Egypt's Morsi

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 26 (UPI) -- Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah called on the Egyptian president-elect to return the country to a leadership position in the region.

U.S.: Top Assad advisers poised to defect

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 22 (UPI) -- Top Assad regime advisers have secret plans to defect, U.S. officials said as Jordan granted asylum to a Syrian fighter pilot who landed a warplane near Amman.

Sudanese protests trouble Washington

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Washington expressed deep concern for the crackdown by Sudanese authorities on demonstrators and newspapers in recent days.

Rockets pound southern Israel, 4 injured

BEERSHEBA, Israel, June 19 (UPI) -- Four people were injured Tuesday when a Grad rocket fired by militants in Gaza hit a building in the Ashkelon coastal region in southern Israel, police said.
U.S. revises Syrian helicopter statements

U.S. revises Syrian helicopter statements

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department revised its condemnation of Russian attack helicopters deployed in Syria after it emerged they were refurbished vehicles.
Government says Syria not in civil war

Government says Syria not in civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 14 (UPI) -- At least 78 people were killed in violence in Syria Thursday, human rights monitors said, amid Syrian government denials the country was engulfed in civil war.
Russian arms to Syria concern Clinton

Russian arms to Syria concern Clinton

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday said Russia's shipment of attack helicopters to Syria "will escalate the conflict dramatically."

Seven dead in Myanmar ethnic fighting

RAKHINE, Myanmar, June 10 (UPI) -- Fighting between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar has left at least seven people dead, officials said.
Countries expel Syrian diplomats

Countries expel Syrian diplomats

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 29 (UPI) -- The United States joined other Western countries in expelling Syrian envoys Tuesday in protest of last weekend's civilian massacre in Houla, officials said.

U.S. suggests caveats to Iranian gas line

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A natural gas pipeline from Iran could be considered if Tehran meets the expectations of the international community, a U.S. official suggested.
LGBT groups praise Raul Castro's daughter

LGBT groups praise Raul Castro's daughter

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. visit by Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, is being hailed by gay rights groups and criticized by Republican lawmakers.
U.S. says Chen's paperwork is in order

U.S. says Chen's paperwork is in order

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department says blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's paperwork is in order for his arrival in the United States.

U.S. frets over situation in Mali

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has deep concerns about the political situation in Mali and calls for the return to civilian rule, a U.S. State Department official said.
U.S. hails Rwandan genocide convictions

U.S. hails Rwandan genocide convictions

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Washington welcomed the convictions of three individuals accused of genocide in Rwanda but lamented several fugitives were still at large.
U.S. stays out of fray over Iraqi VP

U.S. stays out of fray over Iraqi VP

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The Interpol alert for the Iraqi vice president is a matter to be resolved by the Turkish and Iraqi governments, a U.S. official said.
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