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Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo, Syria

The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city`s rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

The military airdropped leaflets with a picture of a green coach like those used in the past to transport civilians and rebels from areas retaken by the government.

Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2

Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2

The deployment of 350 soldiers is in line with Japanese security legislation to expand the military`s role overseas. 

South Sudan says rebels kill 21 civilians in ambush

Rebels attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, the government said, as violence between rival forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president risks dragging the country back into civil war.

Both sides in Colombia talks committed to dialogue: US official

Both the Colombian government and Marxist rebels are committed to dialogue to reach agreement to end the country`s 52-year-long civil war despite voters` rejection of a peace deal, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

Spain`s Socialists on brink of `civil war`

Spain`s Socialist Party was on the verge of "civil war" Thursday after half its leadership staged a coup, in what could turn out to be good news for those desperate to end the country`s political deadlock.

Colombia announces historic peace pact

After nearly four years of negotiations in Cuba, the two sides announced a final deal, which President Juan Manuel Santos said would be put to a decisive referendum on October 2.

Ceasefire holds for second day in South Sudan capital

A ceasefire in South Sudan`s capital appeared to hold for a second straight day after an intense fighting.

Syria opposition warns of Aleppo starvation amid siege fears

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in rebel-held areas of Aleppo risk starvation.

Syrian army extends ceasefire for 72 hours

The Syrian army extended an ongoing ceasefire in the country for an additional 72 hours, officials said.

U.N. Security Council to meet Sunday on South Sudan - diplomats

U.N. Security Council to meet Sunday on South Sudan - diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Sunday at the request of the United States to discuss new fighting in Juba.

Five soldiers killed in S Sudan clashes

Five soldiers have been killed in a shootout in South Sudan's capital Juba.

7 years after war's end, Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace

Tamil rebels demanding self-rule fought the government from 1983 to 2009 before being crushed by Sri Lanka's army.

Varun Dhawan likes Captain America for being 'old school type'

Varun Dhawan likes Captain America for being 'old school type'

Actor Varun Dhawan, who will be voicing Captain America in the dubbed Hindi version of the Hollywood film, likes the comic superhero character because he finds him to be an "old school type".

Varun Dhawan dubs 'Captain America' but fans aren’t happy!

Varun Dhawan dubs 'Captain America' but fans aren’t happy!

'Captain America: Civil War' releases in India in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu - on May 6.

Marvel superheroes to join 'Spider-Man' reboot

Marvel superheroes to join 'Spider-Man' reboot

Marisa Tomei will star as Aunt May, and Zendaya will also be a part of the film, which is set for release July 7, 2017.

'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to host Marvel stars

'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to host Marvel stars

While the "Civil War" actors will feature on the April 13 edition of the show, "Doctor Strange" star Benedict Cumberbatch will make an appearance on April 14.

Syria`s Assad says willing to hold early presidential vote

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected with nearly 90 percent of the vote in a June 2014 ballot that the opposition and the West decried as a "farce".

Opposition to attend Syria peace talks as truce holds

Syria`s opposition said on Friday it will attend fresh peace talks next week, stoking hopes the war-ravaged country may be able to end five years of civil war and move toward elections in 18 months.

Shipwreck found off North Carolina believed to be Civil War-era steamer

 A shipwreck discovered off the coast of North Carolina is likely one of three Confederate blockade runners known to have been lost in the area, archaeologists said on Monday.