Oman to buy $2.1B Raytheon missile system

MUSCAT, Oman, May 21 (UPI) -- The Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman is set to buy a $2.1 billion missile system built by the U.S. Raytheon Co. as part of a U.S. drive to install a coordinated air-defense system linking the region's Arab monarchies to counter Iran.

China's vice premier pledges cooperation

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Monday pledged to create a fair business environment for U.S. investors.

Gulf states go big for Western hardware

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Persian Gulf monarchies have been eyeing the wares of U.S., European and Russian companies at the region's biggest arms show.

Defense contest over major gulf arms buys

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Amid worsening turmoil in the Middle East, the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf are planning major arms deals with the United States and Europe.

Judge gives ex-partner custody of girl

RUTLAND, Vt., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A judge in Vermont has given a woman custody of her former lesbian partner's 7-year-old daughter.
Report: Expand U.S. anti-genocide role

Report: Expand U.S. anti-genocide role

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A genocide prevention task force suggested the United States take a greater role globally to prevent the type of slaughter seen in Darfur and the Congo.

USIBC brings biggest contingent at DefExpo

NEW DELHI, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S.-India Business Council announced its largest U.S. executive defense mission to India is taking part in the DefExpo defense industry exhibition.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007.
By United Press International

Debate swirls over Iraq troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Western experts are widely divided on how the United States should exit its occupation of Iraq, now going into its fourth year.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2006 with 352 to follow.
By United Press International

New Internet-based peace petition launched

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A new Internet-based initiative was launched Thursday encouraging Americans to support U.S. commitment in achieving a two-state solution in the Middle East.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2005 with 352 to follow.
By United Press International

Clark blames GOP for being fired from NATO

HENNIKER, N.H., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Wesley Clark said Sunday he was fired as NATO Supreme Commander because he clashed with a Republican defense secretary over stopping ethnic cleansing.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2004 with 353 to follow.
By United Press International

Fix trans-Atlantic rift, group declares

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of 18 former cabinet-level officials from the departments of Defense, State and Treasury, along with officials from the the National Security Council and Congress, released a joint declaration calling for exploration of ways to strength

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003 with 352 to follow.
By United Press International

Assignment America: Not coming to dinner?

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- There's been a lot of musing in the press lately about the explosion in black-white marriages. Maybe "explosion" is a little much.
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

U.S. and U.K. fault Germany at think tanks

BERLIN, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Germany should abandon its complacency and pick up its guns in the face of threats from Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction, senior U.S. and British officials said at two recent German think tank events in Berlin.
SARAH MEANS LOHMANN, For United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

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White House job changes?

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Washington was swirling Friday with speculation about major job changes at the White House, from Chief of Staff Andrew Card leaving to whether Office of Managem

Cohen: 'dirty bomb' might come from Russia

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Terrorists intent on harming the United States are most likely to get the ingredients for weapons of mass destruction from Russia, former Defense Secretary Will

Cohen: 'dirty bomb' might come from Russia

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Terrorists are most likely to get weapons of mass destruction from Russia, where safeguards to protect piles of nuclear material are in serious disarray, former

Report: FBI security deficient

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- An independent commission has found "significant deficiencies" in FBI internal security, according to the commission's report released Thursday.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
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