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18 killed in car bomb blast targeting rebels' position in Syria's Idlib

Civilians were among those killed and wounded by the car bomb that targeted a position of Agnad al-Caucaus rebel group.

Jan 08, 2018, 07:54 AM IST

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 23 civilians including children: Official

The stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

Dec 08, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Pro-Saleh colonel killed in clashes with Yemen rebels

Colonel Khaled al-Rida was killed in clashes in the rebel-held capital Sanaa late Saturday, a statement released by Saleh`s General People`s Congress party said.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

US pledges to strengthen Ukraine army, Russia sanctions to stay

"Mr President, we continue to support Ukraine and remain committed to building the capacity of your armed forces," Mattis said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.


Aug 24, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2017, 22:19 PM IST

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.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:22 PM IST

Syrian army denies using gas on rebels near Damascus

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

Jul 02, 2017, 09:45 AM IST

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.

Jun 15, 2017, 19:47 PM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2017, 00:19 AM IST

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.

Jan 28, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2016, 18:11 PM IST

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.'

Dec 05, 2016, 17:01 PM IST

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.

Oct 28, 2016, 17:56 PM IST

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.

Oct 17, 2016, 14:50 PM IST

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.

Oct 17, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

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.

Oct 15, 2016, 13:06 PM IST

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.

Oct 10, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2016, 00:48 AM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2016, 14:28 PM IST

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.

Aug 22, 2016, 13:51 PM IST