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Lorenzo strengthens into hurricane east of Caribbean

Lorenzo strengthens into hurricane east of Caribbean

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Sept. 23 -- Hurricane Lorenzo strengthened into a Category 4 storm Thursday, producing swells that could affect parts of the Windward Islands and South America, the National Hurricane Center said. The eye of the major hurricane was about 1,095 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands in the NHC's 5 p.m. EDT update. The storm was moving northwest at 12 mph with 140 mph maximum sustained winds. The storm isn't forecast to make landfall in the coming days, though a turn toward the northeast Saturday could bring Lorenzo near the Azores in the middle of next week. Forecasters predict the storm will weaken below Category 3 on Monday. Swells generated by the storm could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents in the Windward Islands and northeastern South America. Lorenzo is the s...
North Korea fires unidentified projects off east coast: JCS

North Korea fires unidentified projects off east coast: JCS

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SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday fired unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South Korea's military said, its fourth such launch in less than two weeks. The projectiles were fired twice early in the morning from South Hwanghae province, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture," the JCS said. Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

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June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the inauguration of an archaeological site in Jerusalem on Sunday. Friedman and Greenblatt hammered through the final wall in front of Pilgrimage Road at the City of David National Park, underneath Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem in the ceremonial event that angered Palestinians and Israeli non-governmental organizations. Archeologists had spent the past eight years excavating the area that is believed to have served as a pathway for Jews traveling to Temple Mount. "The City of David brings biblical Jerusalem back to life," Friedman said. "It enables every one of us to stroll the corridors where the ancient prophets of Israel gave voice to revolutionary ideals of freedom, libe...
U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

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May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. The message, which was released on Thursday and also sent to diplomats, warned that flying in the region could pose danger to U.S. aircraft. The warning alerted airmen to the "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region which present an increasing inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations due to the potential for miscalculation or misidentification." In addition, the FAA warned aircraft flying over the area "may encounter inadvertent GPS interference and other communications jamming, which could occur with little to no warning." ...
Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran

Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran

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May 11 (UPI) -- The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for additional military strength amid rising tensions with Iran. On Friday, the Pentagon announced the ship and an additional launching system for PAC-3 missiles are part of the U.S. Central Command's original request from earlier this week for additional forces. The command is based in Qatar. They will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and four B-52 bombers for heightened Iranian readiness. "The Department of Defense continues to closely monitor the activities of the Iranian regime, their military and proxies," the Pentagon said in a news release. "Due to operational security, we will not discuss timelines or loc...