China has cybersecurity concerns

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Chinese military has been the target of cyberattacks in the last year that may have originated in the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Kerry heading off on nine-country trip

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Newly minted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Europe, the Middle East and Asia this month, a State Department spokeswoman said.

Kerry headed to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- John Kerry is headed to Saudi Arabia as part of his first overseas trip as U.S. secretary of state, the State Department's spokeswoman confirmed.

Iraq embraces Iranian oil, gas lines

BAGHDAD, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government said it gave consent to a preliminary agreement to build oil and natural gas pipelines from Iran to Syria.

China denies cyberattack allegations

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- China's defense and foreign ministries denied allegations of cyberattacks on U.S. websites.

U.N. keeping eye on Darfur situation

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- There are concerns that the Sudanese government is having trials for crimes in Darfur behind closed doors, a U.N. expert on the Darfur rights situation said.
North Korea researcher sees no ICBM threat

North Korea researcher sees no ICBM threat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- North Korea likely has the ability to mount a nuclear warhead on its 800-mile range Nodong missile, researchers at Johns Hopkins University said.

Britain angered by North Korea 'hostility'

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The British government said Wednesday it summoned the North Korean ambassador to condemn Pyongyang's "latest act of hostility."

Cairo hosts CENTCOM leaders

CAIRO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met in Cairo with a high-ranking delegation from U.S. Central Command.

Investigate PMOI raid, U.N. tells Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is called on to investigate an attack on Iranian dissidents at their enclave near Baghdad, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Yemen says Iran sending weapons to rebels

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Weapons allegedly sent by Iran to anti-government forces in Yemen are "clearly" meant as a threat to Yemen and the region, the U.S. State Department said.

Yemen schedules national dialogue

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- All members of Yemeni civil and political society are called on to take part in a dialogue to address key challenges, the U.S. State Department said.

TransCanada weighs pipeline options

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- TransCanada is considering delivering crude oil to the Atlantic Coast while it waits out the Keystone XL review, Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said.

Japan, China island dispute heats up

TOKYO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- China's Defense Ministry termed as "untrue" Tokyo's assertion its navy ships' fire-control radar targeted Japanese warships and planes in the East China Sea.

Seoul foresees further Pyongyang isolation

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The North Korean government will accomplish nothing beyond further isolation should it test a nuclear device, South Korea's president-elect said.

S. Korea talks of 'pre-emptive strike'

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- South Korea's military chief warned of a pre-emptive strike even at the risk of war if North Korea showed intent of a nuclear attack ahead of its nuclear test.

Kerry talks to Chinese on N. Korea

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The United States and China talked about staying "unified" to make clear to North Korea it must refrain from further provocative actions, a U.S. official said.

U.S. concerned about lock-on incident

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The United States is concerned about a reported incident of a Chinese warship locking its weapon-targeting radar on a Japanese destroyer, a U.S. official said.
North Korea warns against attack

North Korea warns against attack

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The North Korean government vowed Tuesday to retaliate should the United States launch a pre-emptive strike on its nuclear facilities.

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Bomb kills guard at U.S. Embassy in Turkey

Bomb kills guard at U.S. Embassy in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A suicide bombing outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killed a Turkish security guard and injured two other people, authorities said Friday.
Ankara attack draws Benghazi comparisons

Ankara attack draws Benghazi comparisons

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce said a terrorist attack Friday in Turkey highlights the need for a foreign security review.

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S. Korea satellite contacts ground station

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- South Korean scientists Thursday claimed complete success of their first-ever launch of a space rocket after its satellite made contact with a ground station.

Egyptian violence frustrates U.N.'s Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Egypt, two years after the revolution, remains in an "extremely fragile and unstable" state, said U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.
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