Two soldiers, one rebel killed in east Ukraine fighting

 Two soldiers and a pro-Russian rebel were killed in the last 24 hours in eastern Ukraine where isolated clashes continue in breach of a truce to end the yearlong war, officials on both sides said Wednesday.

Yemen rebel attack forces Aden TV off air

 Yemeni rebels fired mortar rounds Sunday at a television station loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the southern city of Aden, forcing it off the air, an official said.

Former female rebel arrested in Sri Lanka

 Police in Sri Lanka have arrested a former top female Tamil Tigers leader who headed a naval unit of the rebels, officials said on Tuesday.

Pro-Russia rebel build-up near port city alarms Ukraine military

Pro-Russian separatists are building up forces and weapons in Ukraine`s south east and the Ukrainian military said on Saturday it was braced for the possibility of a rebel attack on the port city of Mariupol.

Myanmar in fresh airstrikes against northern rebels

 Myanmar rebels Saturday said the national army had launched fresh air strikes following the government`s rare admission that dozens of its soldiers had died in a dramatic resurgence of conflict in a remote region bordering China.

At least 20 killed in clashes between Myanmar Army and rebels

 Heavy fighting between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic insurgents this week has killed at least 20 people near the northeastern border with China, the government and an organisation representing the rebel groups said on Thursday.

Rebel leader warns of offensive against Ukraine

Alexandr Zakharchenko, leader of independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Friday said the rebel forces were going to step up offensive on Ukrainian positions to capture more government-controlled territories, Xinhua reported.

Ukraine rebel 'Batman' battalion commander killed

A Ukrainian security official says a prominent rebel commander in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk has been killed.

Ukraine rebel 'Batman' battalion commander killed

A Ukrainian security official says a prominent rebel commander in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk has been killed.

MH17 wreckage removal starts in rebel-held east Ukraine

Workers on Sunday began removing the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, four months after it was shot down killing 298 passengers and crew.

Clashes in rebel-held suburb of Syrian capital

Activists are reporting rare internal fighting in a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus.

Intense artillery fire in Ukraine`s rebel bastion Donetsk

Intense artillery fire broke out early Sunday in Ukraine`s separatist bastion of Donetsk, in a level of combat not seen in the region since a barely-observed ceasefire was signed in September.

Shiite rebels reject new Yemen cabinet, demand reshuffle

Shiite rebels rejected Saturday Yemen`s newly formed cabinet, which was hoped to defuse the country`s political crisis, demanding a reshuffle to dismiss members they consider unqualified and corrupt.

Syrian rebel force of 12,000-15,000 needed to roll back IS group: US

A Syrian rebel force of 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to defeat Islamic State militants in the country`s east, three times the number of fighters due to be trained by the United States, the top US military officer said Friday.

Syria rebel group names new chiefs after blast kills leaders

Syria`s Islamist Ahrar al-Sham rebel brigade named new chiefs on Wednesday after a devastating blast that killed nearly 30 members of its leadership in northeastern Idlib province.

`Mass grave` uncovered in Ukraine ex-rebel stronghold

Local authorities say they have uncovered the first mass grave in the former separatist bastion of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, containing the bodies of at least four civilians they say were executed by pro-Russian rebels.

Kurdish rebels to restart withdrawal in September: Report

Kurdish rebels will begin a stalled withdrawal from Turkey into their safe haven in northern Iraq after parliament passes reforms aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency, local media reported today.

In an apparent bid to secure votes from the Kurdish community ahead of presidential polls in August, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government submitted a bill to parliament last week that would remove a number of barriers to a final agreement.

Syria rebel groups seek aid to fight IS jihadists

Rebel groups from northern and eastern Syria on Wednesday demanded aid from the country`s exiled opposition to allow them to fight against the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.

Three killed in attack on Ukrainian base

Three members of the Ukrainian military were killed on Saturday when pro-Russian separatists attacked their post near the eastern flashpoint city of Slaviansk with small arms and mortar fire, a military spokesman said.

Yemen ceasefire breached as violence flares anew

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.