Arabs vow to pound Yemen rebels until they surrender

Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen`s main international airport and a renegade troop base in the capital Sunday, as Arab leaders vowed to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender.

At least 71 dead as rebels advance on Syria's Idlib: Monitor

Islamist fighters have seized 17 checkpoints from Syrian forces in clashes around the city of Idlib that have cost at least 71 lives, a monitor said today.

Saudi-led raids on Yemen rebels `successful`: Coalition

 The first wave of Saudi-led air raids against Shiite rebels in Yemen was "successful", the coalition said Thursday, vowing to press on with the intervention until unspecified goals are reached.

Pakistan `examining` Saudi request over Yemen intervention

Pakistan is examining a request from Saudi Arabia to join a coalition to defend Yemen`s president against advancing rebels threatening his stronghold in Aden, Islamabad said Thursday.

Rocket from Syria clashes explodes inside Turkey, injuring five: Army

  A rocket fired during clashes between rebels and Syrian government forces wounded five people in Turkey on Wednesday after straying across the border and exploding, the Turkish military said.

South Syrian rebels say Assad foes are supplying more arms

 Mainstream rebels in southern Syria say foreign states have stepped up weapons supplies to them since Damascus launched an offensive early last month to regain the frontier zone near Jordan and Israel.

Syrian regime helicopter crew captured by rebels, 1 killed: Monitor
Syrian regime helicopter crew captured by rebels, 1 killed: Monitor

Islamist rebels in Syria captured four crew members Sunday when a regime helicopter crashed in the northwest province of Idlib, a monitor said, while a fifth serviceman was killed.

Colombia's ELN rebels call for US to step up in peace talks

Colombia`s ELN rebels have called on the US to assume responsibility for a role in the Colombian armed conflict, as peace talks make new strides forward.

Rebel pageant: Ukrainian fighters trade in boots for heels

Trading in their combat boots and fatigues for high heels and ball gowns, female rebel fighters who normally fight Ukrainian soldiers took off to take part in a beauty pageant.

Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed

Insurgents attacked a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, setting off a bomb and then launching a ground assault. A monitoring group said dozens were killed on both sides.

Syrian rebels reject UN envoy's ceasefire plan

Syrian rebels dealt a blow to a UN envoy`s proposal for a ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo as his team headed there on Tuesday, saying the plan would only benefit the Syrian government at the expense of the opposition.

Yemen ex-president amassed up to $60bn, colluded with rebels: UN experts

 Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen`s annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, U.N.-appointed investigators have told the Security Council.

`179 soldiers killed` in Ukraine battle; rebels ready prisoner swap

An adviser to Ukraine`s president said Kiev lost 179 troops in a month-long battle for the town of Debaltseve, while pro-Russian rebels readied a prisoner swap Saturday as part of a battered ceasefire.

Syria forces execute 10 children of rebels: Monitor

Ten children were among at least 48 people killed in a Syrian village this week when regime forces executed six families of rebel fighters, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters
Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine promised on Friday to start exchanging prisoners, in a possible boost to a ceasefire that the US accuses separatists of repeatedly violating.

Ukraine rebels have broken truce 250 times: US

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have broken a days-old ceasefire more than 250 times since it went into effect earlier this week, a US official said Thursday.

Syria Kurds, rebels advance into IS bastion: Monitor

Syrian Kurdish and rebel forces, backed by US-led air strikes, advanced on Thursday into Raqa province, where the jihadist Islamic State group has its de facto capital, a monitor said.

Ukraine calls for peacekeepers after rebels take key town
Ukraine calls for peacekeepers after rebels take key town

Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels.

3,000 Ukrainian soldiers died in Devaltseve clashes: Rebels

Some 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers died in fierce fighting with pro-Russian separatists trying to dislodge them from the strategic city of Devaltseve, the separatist forces` commander Eduard Basurin said Wednesday.

Pro-Russian rebels break truce to seize flashpoint Ukraine town

A flashpoint strategic town in east Ukraine fell Wednesday to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels in a serious defeat for Kiev, prompting the West to accuse Moscow of cynically exploiting an internationally-backed ceasefire.