Singapore's air force upgrading Apache warfare systems

April 20 (UPI) — Singapore’s Ministry of Defense announced plans to upgrade mission capabilities for its AH-64D Apache helicopters on Thursday. The program, announced in a response to media queries, aims to... Read more »

Kim Jong Un ready for peace at the right price

BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) — Contrary to conventional wisdom, North Korean regime head Kim Jong Un represents a better chance for peace on the divided Korean peninsula than was the case under... Read more »

Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war

April 18 (UPI) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a weeklong tour of the Middle East in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying an end to Yemen’s civil war must be politically... Read more »

Palestinian hunger strike leaders in solitary confinement

April 18 (UPI) — Israeli prison officials put leaders of a Palestinian hunger strike in solitary confinement as the strike expanded and thousands of supporters in the West Bank marched in protest.... Read more »

Palestinian women in East Jerusalem struggle to escape poverty

EAST JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) — Radia Salhout, 36, dreads Tuesdays. That’s when she rises extra early in her small house in Jabal Mukabar, a poor, tough part of Palestinian East Jerusalem.... Read more »

Vladimir Putin's Middle East balancing act: Talk to everyone

April 17 (UPI) — Moscow acquired great influence in the Middle East during the Cold War, lost it afterward under former President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s but has regained it under... Read more »

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jail begin hunger strike

April 17 (UPI) — Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began a hunger strike, the Israel Prison Service announced. The hunger strike began Sunday with about 700 participants and is led... Read more »

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 17, 2017

Today is Monday, April 17, the 107th day of 2017 with 258 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and... Read more »

Gaza crisis deepens as its only power plant goes dark

April 16 (UPI) — The humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepened Sunday when the only power plant in the the Hamas-governed Palestinian territory shut down. The Gaza Strip’s only functioning power plant ran... Read more »

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 16, 2017

Today is Sunday, April 16, the 106th day of 2017 with 259 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and... Read more »