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Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.

Philippines and communist rebels start peace talks after truce

The Philippine government and Maoist-led guerrillas opened peace talks in Oslo on Monday to try and end nearly five decades of conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people.

Two million at risk of siege in Syria's Aleppo: UN

Two million at risk of siege in Syria's Aleppo: UN

More than two million people in Syria`s Aleppo are in danger of coming under total siege, the United Nations has warned, calling for immediate access to the heavily bombed city.

Syrian army recaptures falling military positions in Aleppo

Syrian army recaptures falling military positions in Aleppo

The Syrian army recaptured military positions the rebels had stormed earlier on Saturday in southern Aleppo province in northern Syria, according to pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV and a military source.

Two Saudi Arabian nationals among three killed in prison fight in Manipur

Two Saudi Arabian nationals among three killed in prison fight in Manipur

Three prisoners including two Saudi Arabian nationals were killed in a fight in a jail in India`s remote northeastern state of Manipur, officials said.

Fresh clashes in Yemen kill 44 as UN seeks talks with rebels

Fresh clashes in Yemen kill 44 as UN seeks talks with rebels

Fighting in Yemen killed at least 44 people in a 24-hour period to Wednesday, military officials said, as the UN`s peace envoy arrived in the capital to meet rebels.

Thousands flee South Sudan capital as heavy clashes between rebels and govt soldiers take Juba 'back to war'

Thousands flee South Sudan capital as heavy clashes between rebels and govt soldiers take Juba 'back to war'

Thousands of people fled renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire in several parts of the city.

Five soldiers killed in S Sudan clashes

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

Yemen rebels free US, Saudi, British hostages

 Shiite rebels in Yemen released two Americans, two Saudis and a Briton on Sunday after detaining them for around six months, Yemeni and US officials said.

Syria sees Russia game changer, US-trained rebels enter fray

 Syria predicted today that Russia's growing military role will prove a game changer in the fight against jihadists, as 75 rebels trained under a beleaguered US programme entered the fray.

Yemen loyalists claim advances against rebels in Marib

 Yemeni loyalist forces, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, advanced Tuesday in a key province east of Sanaa on the third day of a major ground offensive against Shiite rebels, military sources said.

South Sudan calls for ceasefire monitors as it denies attacking rebels

 South Sudan`s army on Tuesday called for international monitors to observe a ceasefire, as it rejected repeated rebel claims of heavy battles in the war-torn country.

Syria regime air raids, rebel fire on Damascus kill 50: Monitor

At least 37 civilians were killed Wednesday in Syrian government air strikes near Damascus, while at least 13 people died as rebels fired a barrage of rockets into the capital, a monitor said.

US uses air power to support beleaguered Syrian allies

US uses air power to support beleaguered Syrian allies

The United States on Monday said it has used air power in Syria in defense of allied rebel groups, signaling deeper involvement in the country`s brutal four-year civil war.

Sudan offers guarantees for rebels to attend Khartoum talks

 Sudan`s government said Monday it is ready to offer rebels battling its forces legal guarantees to allow them to attend talks in Khartoum aimed at addressing the country`s multiple crises.

Rebels held, arms seized in Burundi: Officials

Security forces in Burundi said Monday they had arrested around 170 suspected rebels and seized a number of weapons in a crackdown ahead of next week`s presidential elections.

Burundi army kills 31 suspected rebels, captures 170 others

Burundi's army killed 31 suspected rebels and captured 170 others in fighting in the country's north, a military spokesman said today.

Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo

Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said.

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebel alliance signed a landmark deal on Saturday to end years of unrest in a nation riven by ethnic divisions and in the grip of a jihadist insurgency.

Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen's Aden as peace talks fail

Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen's Aden as peace talks fail

 Saudi-led warplanes launched dawn raids today against Shia rebels in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, the military said, hours after peace talks in Geneva ended without agreement.