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Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:09

Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia`s security forces in the capital on Sunday, police and witnesses said on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month when insurgents had warned they would stage attacks.

Heavy fighting in Sudan`s South Kordofan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 06:22

Sudanese troops and rebels engaged in heavy fighting on Saturday near the South Kordofan state capital Kadugli, both sides said, with rebel shells landing inside the town.

Ukraine rebels release second group of OSCE monitors

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:38

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Saturday that pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have released four of the group`s monitors they had detained at the end of May.

Ukraine conscripts prefer going home to joining rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 22:56

As his now-former comrades hugged their goodbyes and wished each other a safe journey home, Junior Sergeant Pavel Stupka explained why he refused to renounce his oath of allegiance to Ukraine.

Shiite rebels clash with pro-army tribesmen near Yemen capital

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:32

Fierce clashes broke out Saturday between pro-government tribesmen and Shiite Huthi rebels near the Yemeni capital, as the president vowed that authorities will not tolerate any violence.

Rebels hit back at ISIL in Syria border town: Monitor

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:46

Syrian rebels and al-Qaeda launched a counter-offensive Saturday to expel the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Albu Kamal town on the Iraq border, a monitor said.

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signs `historic` EU deal, extends truce with rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:05

Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko on Saturday extended the truce with the rebels for another three days.

Ukraine leader extends truce with rebels until Monday: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 03:42

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday extended a truce with pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east by another 72 hours, the Ukrainska Pravda news site reported.

Yemen ceasefire breached as violence flares anew

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 03:01

Fierce clashes erupted between rebels and tribes backed by an army unit in a northern Yemeni city close to the capital today, breaching a week-old ceasefire, a Defense Ministry official said, as the country`s leaders said assailants were plotting to destabilize the country.

Decision to sack Syria rebel command reversed

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 00:25

A decision by Syria`s opposition government to sack the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) over corruption allegations has been reversed by the National Coalition chief.

EU could expand Russia sanctions next week if needed: Diplomats

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:36

The European Union could expand its sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis as early as next week, by targeting more people and companies with asset freezes, if Ukrainian rebels do not act to de-escalate tensions, diplomats said on Monday.

Syrian troops, rebels agree on ceasefire ahead of Ramadan

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:50

Syrian troops and armed rebels in a central Syrian district have agreed on a truce during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, media reported Friday.