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Syrian army, militias attack rebels in southeast desert

Syrian troops and Iranian-backed militias launched an assault on Bedouin villages in southeast Syria on Monday to consolidate control of a swathe of desert stretching to the Iraqi border, Western-backed rebels said.

Russia may deploy military in Syrian buffer zones within weeks

Russia may deploy its military to police the borders of planned de-escalation zones in Syria within two to three weeks after finalising an agreement with Turkey and Iran, Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.

Syrian army denies using gas on rebels near Damascus

The Syrian army on Saturday denied using chlorine gas during battles in eastern Damascus.

Colombia`s FARC reassures on disarmament deadline

After first delivering 30 percent of their weapons on June 7, the guerrillas were expected to hand in another 30 percent by Wednesday, with the rest due by June 20.

Syrian doctors plead for help, fearing the world is "bored" with their conflict

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians have found refuge in the northern province of Idlib, which borders Turkey.

Syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels

Syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels

Syrian state TV and military media army say government troops have gained control of the main water source for Damascus.

Fierce fighting, bombardment shake Syria's Aleppo, seven civilians dead

Fierce fighting shook Syria's Aleppo today, killing at least seven people, as sources said a deal for the evacuation of civilians and fighters from remaining rebel-held areas was on hold.

Russia slams proposed UN resolution on Aleppo, calls it 'provocative step'

Russia slams proposed UN resolution on Aleppo, calls it 'provocative step'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday slammed the proposed United Nation resolution demanding a temporary ceasefire in Aleppo as a 'provocative step.'

Syria rebels launch assault to break Aleppo siege

Syrian opposition fighters on Friday launched a major assault on government forces to break a months-long siege of rebel-held neighbourhoods of the battered city of Aleppo.

Aleppo airstrike kills 14 members of one family: Rescue workers

Fourteen members of the same family were killed in an air strike in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, an emergency service said on Monday, as the Syrian government pressed its Russian-backed campaign to capture opposition-held areas of the city.

Iraq launches offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the city of Mosul, the militants` last major stronghold in the country.

Bashar al-Assad insists Syrian forces to clean Aleppo of rebels

Bashar al-Assad insists Syrian forces to clean Aleppo of rebels

Amid ongoing violence in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has insisted that the country`s armed forces must continue "to clean" up Aleppo city, even as diplomats are preparing to halt bloodshed in rebel-held areas of the city.

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.

15 fighters killed in southwest Yemen: Military sources

At least 12 rebels and three pro-government fighters were killed in fierce battles in southwestern Yemen today, military sources said.

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.