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Gamal Abdel Nasser has been widely regarded as one of the most influential political leaders of the Cold War. His ideals of secular left-wing nationalism, socialism, and Pan-Arabism were widely popular in Egypt, and indeed around the Arab World. His goal of creating a Pan-Arab state was initialized in 1958, with Syria and Egypt uniting to form the United Arab Republic, with Nasser himself as President.
In 1960, as economic troubles began to rise, President Nasser found himself with a much larger problem: what political system should the UAR use? Rather than risk extreme political gridlock and potentially total collapse, Nasser reluctantly agrees to work with the Ba'ath Party in Syria. The Ba'ath Party and Nasser's party, the Arab Socialist Union (ASU), agree to push towards federalization rather than centralization.
Setting up a limited democracy with secular, Nasserist, or Ba'athist parties allowed, the UAR expands throughout the Arab World, taking in Iraq and North Yemen, until finally the Arab-speaking peoples of Asia and Africa are united under one economically-bustling, secular federation that wields much power on the world stage.
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August 27, 2013 - The UAR signs the NPT NEW YORK CITY, United States - After years of nuclear proliferation begun by former President Gaddafi, the United Arab Republic has re-signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty. Banned from creating any more nuclear weapons, the UAR's arsenal now clocks in at 102 weapons. US President Herman Cain has lauded the decision, saying that the signing of the NPT by the UAR will contribute greatly to world peace.
August 26, 2013 - Zionist rebels kill 3 Palestinians QALANDIA, United Arab Republic - A group of Zionist rebels not belonging to any known group have killed 3 Palestinians in the town of Qalandia during a morning raid.
August 25, 2013 - Southern Haifa reclaimed HAIFA, United Arab Republic - Following the declaration of independence of the southern districts of Haifa from the UAR yesterday, the Palestinian Central Police Department had issued a statement declaring that Southern Haifa has been reclaimed from Zionist rebels.
August 24, 2013 - Southern Haifa declares independence HAIFA, United Arab Republic - City officials representing the southern half of the Palestinian city of Haifa have declared independence from the UAR today, claiming that Haifa belongs to the Semites and not the Arabs. The Palestinian government has since dismissed these officials, and Southern Haifa has been put on lock-down in order to see if there are any Zionist rebels hiding out in the area. The Jewish Republic has condemned the crackdown, claiming that the Jews have every right to reclaim their historical land.
August 23, 2013 - Bomb explodes in Tel Aviv, kills 4 TEL AVIV, United Arab Republic - A bomb has exploded in Darom Park in Tel Aviv, Palestine, killing 4 civilians. A small Zionist rebel group, the Honorable Soldiers, has taken responsibility for the attack. In a written statement, the group said that nothing can stand in the way of Israel's revival, and that civilian deaths are no obstacle.
August 22, 2013 - US President Cain condemns Arab nuclear weapons program WASHINGTON D.C., United States - US President Herman Cain has issued a statement condemning the construction of the 100th nuclear weapon in the Arab arsenal. Saying that Arab nuclear weapons could easily fall into the hands of Muslim terrorists, President Cain warned that if the Arabs did not discontinue their nuclear program, they could intervene with sanctions.
August 21, 2013 - UAR announces the completion of the 100th nuclear weapon TAMANRASSET, United Arab Republic - The officials at the Tamanrasset Nuclear Facility in Tamanrasset, Algeria, UAR, have announced that the 100th nuclear weapon in the official arsenal has been completed. The nuclear bomb itself weighs in at 500 kilotons, enough to obliterate Paris. US President Herman Cain is set to make a statement tomorrow on the matter.
August 20, 2013 - Kurdish Independence Referendum date announced ANKARA, Turkey - The PKK has successfully lobbied the Turkish government to hold an independence referendum for the majority Kurdish-speaking provinces of the country. The date of the referendum has been announced for February 5, 2014.
August 19, 2013 - Afghan President sacks Attorney General KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Abdullah has sacked the Attorney General of Afghanistan after it was revealed that he had visited the United Arab Emirates unsanctioned to negotiate peace with Taliban officials.
August 18, 2013 - Attempted prison break by the Muslim Brotherhood leaves 38 dead CAIRO, United Arab Republic - Following the Cairo mosque clearing yesterday, cells directly related to the Muslim Brotherhood stormed a prison holding convicted Muslim Brotherhood officeholders. The resulting chaos killed 38 people within the prison, many of them prisoners. No one escaped during the conflict. The Mayor of Cairo has called on the Muslim Brotherhood to stop inciting violence within the city.
August 17, 2013 - Egyptian Government clears Muslim Brotherhood mosque in Cairo CAIRO, United Arab Republic - A mosque in Cairo suspected of being run by Muslim Brotherhood officials has been cleared by Egyptian government officials. Governor Shafik has said that the mosque would reopen if the leadership of the Mosque was resorted to not include anyone within the Muslim Brotherhood. This has been the 3rd mosque clearing under the law barring anyone belonging to Islamist political movements from holding positions of power.
August 16, 2013 - Hamas protest is held in Gaza City GAZA CITY, United Arab Republic - The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas staged a protest in Gaza City today against the local government over its support of secularism. After the group reached the local city council building, the Gaza Police Department broke up the protest due to their support for Islamism.
August 15, 2013 - UAR bombs suspected Hezbollah-operated building, 22 Dead BEIRUT, United Arab Republic - The UAR Government has bombed a building suspected to be harboring the operations of the illegal political/terrorist group known as Hezbollah. Although the attack was carried out by a Syrian Sunni group known as Aisha Umm-al Mouemeneen, the UAR did support the group as they both had a common enemy. 22 have been reported dead in the blast, and the UAR Government has failed to comment on the matter.
August 14, 2013 - Kaesong Reopened KAESONG, North Korea - North and South Korea have successfully negotiated to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Region, a jointly operated special region within North Korea.
August 13, 2013 - Ultra-Zionist Meeting attacked by Islamists NEW JERUSALEM, Jewish Republic - A meeting of the Ultra-Zionist group, Children of Israel, was attacked today by operatives belonging to Ansar Al-Islam. Although none of the Ultra-Zionists were killed, numerous were injured, some severely.
August 12, 2013 - President Saleh vetoes Homosexuality Legalization CAIRO, United Arab Republic - President Saleh has vetoed a controversial law narrowly passed by the National Assembly last week. While Saleh himself did not comment on the decision to veto, his party, the General National Congress released a statement regarding the matter. "While President Saleh respects the rights of his law-abiding citizens, he does not respect the rights of pedophiles and human deviants." Speaker of the Assembly Hamdeen Sabahi called for Saleh to bow to the needs of all his lawful citizens.
August 11, 2013 - Al-Qaeda Attacks in Southern Yemen BALHAF, United Arab Republic - Al-Qaeda militants have attacked a gas terminal in the southern town of Balhaf, killing one UAR Soldier. The local city council announced more security around said refinery.
August 10, 2013 - American Drone invades UAR Airspace AL-ASKARIYA, United Arab Republic - An American drone was spotted over Yemeni Governorate airspace before being shot down. Although it was suspected that the drone was on route to kill terrorists, it was still a violation of UAR airspace due to the United States having no such authorization. US President Cain has yet to comment on the matter.
August 9, 2013 - UAR National Assembly passes Homosexuality Legalization legislation CAIRO, United Arab Republic - The UAR National Assembly has passed a controversial law that legalizes homosexual relations within the country. After intese debate spanning over a year, the legislature finally went to a vote. With the ASU leading the charge, the National Assembly voted in favor 1344-1056. The legislation now goes to the office of President Saleh who has already announced his intention to veto.
August 7, 2013 - North-South Korea talks begin to reopen Kaesong KAESONG, North Korea - North and South Korea reopen talks to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Region, a joint economic project within North Korea. The region has remained closed since the high tensions earlier in the year, stemming from North Korea threatening to nuke multiple international targets.
August 6, 2013 - US Consulate closes in Yemen SANAA, United Arab Republic - Due to credible evidence of a terrorist threat, the US Consulate in Sanaa has closed to protect its employees. The UAR has not verified this threat, but has not revoked the travel warning that has been in place since 2005.
August 5, 2013 - PASA announces 2nd Lunar Mission TRIPOLI, United Arab Republic - The Pan-Arab Space Agency has announced that the UAR will return to the moon following a 13-year hiatus from the Nasser 1 mission in 2000.
August 4, 2013 - Hassan Rouhani inaugurated as Iran's President TEHRAN, Iran - Hassan Rouhani has been inaugurated as the 7th President of Iran. The ceremony was attended by many foreign leaders, among them UAR President Saleh.
August 2, 2013 - US issues UAR Travel Alert WASHINGTON D.C., United States - The United States State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert for citizens traveling to the UAR, saying that there is credible threat that Al-Qaeda means to attack American consulates within. UAR President Saleh has not commented on the threat.
August 1, 2013 - First person executed for Marijuana Possession AL-QUDS, United Arab Republic - Jalal Ibrahim has been executed in the capital of Palestine Governorate today after being convicted of growing one of the largest marijuana farms ever discovered in the Levant. Allegedly, Jalal had been growing over 10,000 plants of cannabis under his estate in Al-Quds, which is a Class 5 offense under Palestinian drug law.
July 31, 2013 - Zimabwean Presidential Election is held ZIMBABWE - Incumbent President Mugabe goes up against four other candidates, including his opponent from the previous election, Morgan Tsvangirai. Mugabe is expected to win with a comfortable 60%.
July 30, 2013 - Mamnoon Hussein is elected President of Pakistan PAKISTAN - Mamnoon Hussein has been elected President of Pakistan with 432 Electoral Votes against Wajihuddin Ahmed with 77 Electoral Votes.
July 29, 2013 - Car bomb goes off in Basra, killing 15 BASRA, United Arab Republic - A car bomb targeting the Iraqi Shia City of Basra has gone off, killing 15. The death toll could have been much higher if not for the Iraqi State Police foiling multiple other car bomb plots that were to occur today.
July 28, 2013 - Suicide bombing foiled in Iraqi town TUZ KHORMATO, United Arab Republic - A suicide bombing plot within the Iraqi town of Tuz Khormato has been foiled by city police today after an anonymous tip told of the projected location of the attack.
July 27, 2013 - 1,000 Prisoners escape from Benghazi Prison BENGHAZI, United Arab Republic - A prison riot in Benghazi has allowed over 1,000 prisoners to escape. Benghazi has been put on temporary lock-down to catch the escapees.
July 26, 2013 - Muslim Brotherhood protest is held in Cairo CAIRO, United Arab Republic - The Muslim Brotherhood initiated a protest today in the national capital of Cairo to protest the impeachment of Governor Morsi after it was revealed he was a secret member of the organization. The protest was broken up after the State Police was called in, allowing for over 250 arrests.
July 25, 2013 - Bo Xilai is charged with Corruption and Abuse of Office BEIJING, China - Bo Xilai, former Communist Party official, has been charged with Corruption and Abuse of Office. The Bo Xilai case is setting up to be one of the largest trials in recent Chinese political history.
July 24, 2013 - Bomb in Egyptian Police Station kills 1 MANSOURA, United Arab Republic - A bomb within a police station in the Egyptian city of Mansoura has killed 1 and injured 17. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Mayor of Mansoura has stated that the Muslim Brotherhood may be at fault.
July 23, 2013 - Administrator of Southern Sudan District sacks entire lower government JUBA, United Arab Republic - The Administrator of the Southern Sudan District within the Sudan Governorate has sacked the entire lower government of the district in an attempt to curb corruption. The recently sacked Vice Administrator, Riek Machar, has said that Administrator Salva Mayardit is just as corrupt as the people he has removed from office.
January 4, 2013 -United States Congress confirms Herman Cain victory in 2012 Presidential Election WASHINGTON D.C., United States - The United States Congress has officially confirmed Herman Cain's victory over Vice President John Edwards in the 2012 Presidential Election. Herman Cain is expected to take office on January 20.
January 3, 2013 - Nancy Pelosi re-elected American Speaker of the House WASHINGTON D.C., United States - Rep. Nancy Pelosi has been re-elected Speaker of the House by the Democratic Majority in the United States House of Representatives. Rep. John Boehner came in a close second.
January 2, 2013 - Central African rebels agree to peace talks BANGUI, Central African Republic - The advance of the Central African March 23 rebels on the capital of Bangui has been halted with the rebellion's leaders agreeing to negotiations with the national government.
January 1, 2013 - Puerto Rico becomes 51st State of the United States SAN JUAN, United States - Following the successful referendum during the 2012 General Election in November, Puerto Rico's statehood has been approved by outgoing President Kerry, adding Puerto Rico as the 51st State of the Union.